How to Play Major Triads – Learning Chords on Piano

Learn your major triads on piano with this easy lesson for beginners. Learning chords on piano will really help with playing songs, improvising and understanding music theory. Like all triad chords, a major triad has three notes; a root, a third, and a fifth. All major triads have a bright and happy sounds. Also, songs in major keys also have an overall uplifting sound to them. On the piano, you can create a major triad built on any note if you play the root note (the letter name of the chord), play a note four half steps above and then playing a note three half steps above. Next lesson, we will talk about minor triads which are also three note chords but sounds sad in comparison.

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