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The Tonic Triad of D Major

A triad is constructed of the first, third and fifth notes of the major scale


D major

1. Understand the Theory


  • A key signature is the sharp signs next to the clef. In this case we have F sharp and C sharp. If you need help here please see the key signatures blog.

  • The tonic triad is the 1st , 3rd and 5th note of the scale.

  • When there is no key signature this triad requires an sharp sign in front of the F, but it does not need a C sharp as there is no C in the triad to raise by a semitone.






2. Watch the Reel



3. Download the Free Worksheet

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4. Play the triad on a piano or keyboard app.




 

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