by Laurence Mollerup
In this example we'll start with "C" major and progress through the cycle of fourths.
(The cycle of fourths is a way of moving through every key signature. If you play the first four notes of a "C" major scale you'll play C D E F - That means "F" is a perfect fourth above "C", so the next triad is "F" major. After "F" major, we'll play "Bb" major, because starting at "F" we have the notes F G A Bb. So "Bb" is the next triad in the cycle of fourths. The whole Cycle of fourths is:
The lesson called "Only 7 Triads" will help you with the note names.
Here they are for this example:
These triads are all in root position , meaning that we play the root, third and fifth of each triad in that order.
Enjoy these triads, and try them a little faster every day. Make sure you can name every note before you play it, and work on a few different fingerings for each triad.