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A Triad or Three Tone Chord consists of three sounds, namely: the Root or Funda mental, together with its Third and Fifth, counting upward, thus:
Play this Triad; each Tone separately, at first; then, all together. Let the student write upon each degree of the Scale of C a Triad.
Play them all, of course.
Let us number the Triads according to the Degree of the Scale upon which each is found, using the Scale of C as our model, and examine each Triad closely.
2         3          4          5          6
No. 1 consists of Root, Major Third, Perfect Fifth. No. 2 " " Root, Minor Third, Perfect Fifth.

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