Traditional and Contemporary Triads

Major, minor, diminished and augmented, sus2, sus4, add2 and add9 triads.

Published: 04 Nov 2013 Updated: 20 Feb 2014Visits: 76Code: UL114c

Topic: Triads Instruments: ukulele Subjects: Chords • Intermediate • Advanced • Core • Triads • Traditional • Contemporary

Traditional and Contemporary Triads

A Triad is a three note chord. In traditional chord theory there are four traditional triad chord types: major, minor, diminished and augmented. And four contemporary triad chord types: sus2, sus4, add2 and add9.

Triads can be used harmonically, as chords and melodically, as single notes. Triads are a great way to get started with creating melodic solos and improvising.

In my personal experience and experience with students these are the first real challenging chords after the basic open position chords and basic movable form chords.

Core `Ukulele Chords, Traditional and Contemporary Triads

Updated: 22 Sep 2021

A "Triad" is a three note chord. In traditional music theory, there are four triad chord types: major, minor, diminished, and augmented. Contemporary triads include sus and add.

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There are four traditional triads: Major, Minor, Diminished and Augmented. Based on a major scale a Major triad contains the following intervals: Root (1), 3, . A one octave fingering solution is presented for each finger starting on strings ➃, ➂ and ➁.

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A triad is a three note chord. In traditional chord theory there are four traditional triad chord types: major, minor, diminished and augmented. And four contemporary triad chord types: sus2, sus4, add2 and add9.

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