Diatonic triads

Many types of music use only diatonic triads, which are the seven chords built on each of the notes in the chosen major or minor scale.

Create a triad built on each note in the C major scale. To do this, add additional notes a third and a fifth above each note in the scale:

Now try it with the C minor scale:

Now that you've explored the diatonic triads in the keys of C major and C minor, let's look at how they work in other keys.

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