Minute a Day Stage 7 Lesson 1
 

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Stage 7
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In Stage 4 Lesson 1, triads were discussed.

The first note of the scale is called the tonic.
So the tonic triad of C major begins on C.


                                     1                  3              5
                                     tonic            3rd          5th.
E is the 3rd of the chord. G is the 5th of the chord.
   Click twice to hear it.

The tonic can also be called the root of the chord.
The key signature has no sharps or flats.

The relative minor of C major is A minor. This also has no sharps or flats in the key signature. The tonic triad of A minor begins on A.
The 3rd is C and the 5th. is E
A minor triad
                                    1                    3                5
                                    tonic              3rd.            5th.
    Click twice to hear it. 

  Lesson 2      

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