Triad I.D. Tips MUS 111   William Wieland
Major Triads — Happy — “Kumbaya”
minor triads — sad — “Greensleeves”
Augmented Triads — dissonant — one note different from Major — Augmented Dominant
diminished triads — dissonant — one note different from minor — Silent Film "Help!"
Where's the biggest leap?
  • Root Position — No biggest leap
  • First Inversion — The biggest leap is on top.
  • Second Inversion — The biggest leap is on bottom.
Major Triad Arpeggios:
  • Root Position — “Kumbaya”
  • First Inversion — “Be Our Guest”
  • Second Inversion — “Were you there?”