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Blues Progression in C or C Blues C

F

C

G

F

C

Triads A TRIAD is a combination of three notes played together. A triad is made up of the FIRST, THIRD, and FIFTH notes of the major scale.

C

D

E

F

G

A

B

C

These scale tones are adjusted up or down according to a formula to form the different types of triads. The four main types of triads are MAJOR, MINOR, AUGMENTED, and DIMINISHED. The chart below shows each triad type and the corresponding formula.

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Triad Types

Scale Tone Formulas

Major

1 - 3

Minor

1 - b3 - 5

Augmented

1 - 3

Diminished

1 - b3 - b5 73

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