Friday, September 9, 2011

major and minor triads

A major triad has a major third followed by a minor third.  A minor triad has the minor third first and then the major third.  Watch the lesson to hear the triads for a C major scale and its relative minor A.  The chords (triads) are mostly the same.  In C major you'll use a lot of C, F and G chords.  In A minor you'll use lots of Am and Dm chords.

Here are some of the previous lessons if you need some background information or a refresher:

I, IV and V chords
major and minor thirds