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4-Part Triads

Creating 4-part Chord from Triads

PUBLISHED: Dec 3, 2018 UPDATED: Dec 3, 2018 • VIEWS: 5 • LESSON CODE: UL42-4ptri

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4-Part Triads

Creating 4-part triads.

A 4-part triad is created by lowering the root of a triad the corrext number of steps (a.k.a.) frets to get the "seventh" of the chord. For a flat seventh it's two frets for a major seventh its' one fret.

This concept can even be applied when loweering the root three frets to the sixth for a major or minor sixth chord..

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Triad - In music or music theory, a triad is a three-note chord (or, more generally, any set of three notes, pitches, or tones). Because the term originated during the "common practice" period in Western European art music (approximately from 1600 to 1900), it is most commonly associated with tertian diatonic chords having a tonal function. When such a chord is voiced in thirds, its members, ascending from lowest pitched tone to highest, are called: the Root, the Third (whose interval is a major third or minor third above the root) and the Fifth (whose interval is a major or minor third above the third, and a diminished, perfect, or augmented fifth above the root).

These lessons explore both. Using triads as chords like any other chord and using triads as a basis for creating melodies and improvising.

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