Jazz Piano School, Ep 7: Major & Minor Triads

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Major and Minor Triads

  • Build using the 1,3 and 5 of major scale
  • Just the letter in a chart means major triad. i.e. “C” would be C major triad
  • Minor triad is 1, b3 and 5. You simply flat the 3rd of a major triad to create a minor triad.
  • A minor triad is written as the letter and a hyphen “C-” or lower case m, “Cm” or even min for short, “Cmin”

All Major Traids
major-triads
All Minor Triads
minor-triads

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