Basic Music Theory Lesson 5: Chords, basic triads

Hopefully in lessons 1 through 4, you have seen that there is a "logic" or "formula" that can be applied to work out major scales in all the keys. While memorizing all the scales in all the keys is useful, in my opinion, it is more important to memorize the logic behind how they are derived. Similarly, there are formulas that can be applied to determine or construct any chord in any key. What is a triad? A triad is a combination of three notes … [Read more...]

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