In this lesson, our instructor Laura Ryan goes through an introduction of major triads. She explains that triads are consisted of the root, third, and fifth. Each third and fifth can be identified and played on the keyboard by counting a set number of half steps. Laura concludes the video with multiple keyboard and staff examples on triads in different keys.
The Root of a Major Triad is the bottom, or tonic note.
The third of a Major Triad is the middle note, or third note of the scale.
The fifth of a Major Triad is the top note, or fifth note of the scale.
A major triad is composed of a major third beneath a minor third.
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.