this essay focuses on Triad inversions and dominant seventh. Build triads over the following major and minor scales. In minor keys use the leading tone for triads built
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Triad inversions and dominant seventh chords and 1. Build triads over the following major and minor scales. In minor keys use the leading tone for triads built on scale degrees 5 and 7. Use accidentals only! 2. Once you have completed the triads, add chord symbols above each one. The first symbol in each example is done for you.
begin studying inversions by first considering their interval content from the lowest pitch to the highest.This is a good place to start training. First, let’s get the sound of first inversion major and minor triads in our head. Give yourself a starting pitch and sing a major triad as follows, paying attention to the size of the intervals. Sing through the chord in root position, then arpeggiate up to its first inversion:If you can sing back the above triads, and are reasonably comfortable with thirds and fourths, the above exercise is surprisingly easy. We should repeat the above exercise with block chords. There will be a slight pause between each chord to give you time to pull out the pitches. You may want to stop the playback after each chord to give you some time to think about what you have just heard:
As we already know, root position triads contain stacked thirds, and a fifth from the root to the highest member. As we saw before, it is the quality of these intervals that determines its type.
We can observe a similar idea with inversions. A first inversion triad has a third between the lowest and middle pitch, a fourth between the middle and highest pitch and a sixth between the lowest and highest pitch: