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Piano triad chord inversions.

G major and G minor triads.

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Definition: A triad is a three-note chord consisting of a root note, a third, and a fifth. For example:

G Major Triad    ● G Minor Triad
Root: G        Root: G
Major Third: B     Minor Third: B♭
Perfect Fifth: D     Perfect Fifth: D

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Also Known As:
  • triade (It)
  • triade; accord de trois notes (Fr)
  • Dreiklang (Ger)

Pronunciation: try'-add  korrd

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