Chord Triads

A triad is a chord constructed with 3 notes. When in root position (the root note is on the bottom) each note is a third away from the last (if intervals are new to you check out the intervals tutorial). Triads are a basic chord structure and the basis of how other types of chords are constructed. There are four types of triads:

Major Minor Diminished Augmented
a c# e a c e a c d# a c# f
a# d f a# c# f a# c# e a# d f#
b d# f# b d f# b d f b d# g
c e g c d# g c d# f# c e g#
c# f g# c# e g# c# e g c# f a
d f# a d f a d f g# d f# a#
d# g a# d# f# a# d# f# a d# g b
e g# b e g b e g a# e g# c
f a c f g# c f g# b f a c#
f# a# c# f# a c# f# a c f# a# d
g b d g a# d g a# c# g b d#
g# c d# g# b d# g# b d g# c e