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Traditional and Contemporary Triads

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

PUBLISHED: Nov 4, 2013 • UPDATED: Feb 20, 2014 • LESSON CODE: UL114c • VISITS: 22

ukulele Subjects: intermediateadvancedcorechordstriads

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 movable basic chords.

Core `Ukulele Chords, Traditional and Contemporary Triads • Updated: Jun 16, 2018

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, add, and modal.

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