Feb. 25, 2020

Triads, Pt. 2


This Jazz Piano Lesson will help you discover, learn, and play Triads using Lower Neighboring Tones (Half-Step Approachments) to create "intentional tension"; an essential jazz piano skill in for improvisation development. Be sure to Download the Podcast Guide for this podcast that musically notates all twelve major and minor triads in root position and inversions using lower neighboring tones to develop improvisational jazz lines (phrases); an invaluable educational tool to reference while studying and practicing these iconic shapes and sounds. Download Podcast Guide.

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PODCAST LESSON OUTLINE

  1. C Major Triad
    1. Root Position
      1. Ascending: B C E G
      2. Descending: F# G E C
    2. 1st Inversion
      1. Ascending: D# E G C
      2. Descending: B C G E
    3. 2nd Inversion
      1. Ascending: F# G C E
      2. Descending: D# E C G
  2. C Minor Triad
    1. Root Position
      1. Ascending: B C Eb G
      2. Descending: F# G Eb C
    2. 1st Inversion
      1. Ascending: D Eb G C
      2. Descending: B C G Eb
    3. 2nd Inversion
      1. Ascending: F# G C Eb
      2. Descending: D Eb C G

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