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Chapter 1 : The Theory

  • Creating Triads 7:29

    Creating Triads

    This video shows the construction and interval analysis of the 4 triad types: major, minor, augmented and diminished. Root position, first and second inversion are shown.

  • Creating Arpeggios 4:55

    Creating Arpeggios

    This video shows the arpeggios for the 4 triad types: major, minor, augmented and diminished. Root position, first and second inversion are shown.

Chapter 2 : Triads in Root Position

  • Major Triads in Root Position 6:04

    Major Triads in Root Position

    Learn the sound of major triads played as chords and arpeggios.

  • Minor Triads in Root Position 5:47

    Minor Triads in Root Position

    Study the sound of minor triads played as chords and arpeggios.

  • Test - Major & Minor Triads 6:33

    Test - Major & Minor Triads

    Test yourself on the difference between the two types of triads using chords and arpeggios.

  • Diminished Triads in Root Position 6:19

    Diminished Triads in Root Position

    Learn the sound of diminished triads played as chords and arpeggios.

  • Test - Major, Minor & Diminished Triads 9:39

    Test - Major, Minor & Diminished Triads

    Test yourself on the difference between the three types of triads using chords and arpeggios.

  • Augmented Triads in Root Position 5:54

    Augmented Triads in Root Position

    Discover the sound of diminished triads played as chords and arpeggios.

  • Test - All 4 Triad Types 11:23

    Test - All 4 Triad Types

    Test yourself on the difference between the four types of triads using chords and arpeggios.

Chapter 3 : Triads in First Inversion

  • Major Triads in First Inversion 5:45

    Major Triads in First Inversion

    Study the sound of major triads in first inversion played as chords and arpeggios.

  • Minor Triads in First Inversion 6:08

    Minor Triads in First Inversion

    Learn the sound of minor triads in first inversion played as chords and arpeggios.

  • Test - Major & Minor Triads in First Inversion 6:32

    Test - Major & Minor Triads in First Inversion

    Test yourself on the difference between the two types of triads using chords and arpeggios.

  • Diminished Triads in First Inversion 5:19

    Diminished Triads in First Inversion

    Learn the sound of diminished triads played as chords and arpeggios.

  • Test - Major, Minor & Diminished Triads in First Inversion 10:09

    Test - Major, Minor & Diminished Triads in First Inversion

    Test yourself on the difference between the three types of triads using chords and arpeggios.

  • Augmented Triads 3:07

    Augmented Triads

    Explore why these don't really invert to the ear. These triads are symmetrical and inversions can't be determined when they are played by themselves. It's all explained here.

Chapter 4 : Triads in Second Inversion

  • Major Triads in Second Inversion 6:32

    Major Triads in Second Inversion

    Discover the sound of major triads in second inversion played as chords and arpeggios.

  • Minor Triads in Second Inversion 5:19

    Minor Triads in Second Inversion

    Learn the sound of minor triads in second inversion played as chords and arpeggios.

  • Test - Major & Minor Triads in Second Inversion 7:04

    Test - Major & Minor Triads in Second Inversion

    Test yourself on the difference between the two types of triads using chords and arpeggios.

  • Diminished Triads in Second Inversion 5:32

    Diminished Triads in Second Inversion

    Study the sound of diminished triads in second inversion played as chords and arpeggios.

  • Test - Major, Minor & Diminished Triads 9:50

    Test - Major, Minor & Diminished Triads

    Test yourself on the difference between the three types of triads using chords and arpeggios.

Chapter 5 : Testing

  • Mixed Major Triads Test 6:59

    Mixed Major Triads Test

    These are in root position and have both inversions. Test yourself on the difference between different voicings of the same type of triad using chords and arpeggios.

  • Mixed Minor Triads Test 7:01

    Mixed Minor Triads Test

    These are in root position and have both inversions. Test yourself on the difference between different voicings of the same type of triad using chords and arpeggios.

  • Mixed Diminished Triads Test 6:55

    Mixed Diminished Triads Test

    These are in root position and have both inversions. Test yourself on the difference between different voicings of the same type of triad using chords and arpeggios.

Chapter 6 : Final Exam!

  • Final Exam Pt. 1 8:55

    Final Exam Pt. 1

    All triad types played as chords in root position and both inversions. The toughest test!

  • Final Exam Pt. 2 9:54

    Final Exam Pt. 2

    All triad types played as arpeggios in root position and both inversions. Perhaps not as tough as the chord version, but still a good challenge!

Product Overview


Have you ever heard a song or arrangement and wished you could recognize the chords or progressions? Well, Doug Zangar has done it again with his second installment of ear training, this time focused on Triads.

Doug begins with the basics of creating chords or "Triads" as well as arpeggios. He then starts with Triads in Root Position, teaching you how to listen and recognize them. Major, Minor, Diminished and Augmented Triads are all explored and Doug gives you a test on them to see if your ears are locking in on the different types.

Next up are the different Triads in First Inversion, as well as a test to see how well you can identify them. Doug then goes a step further and introduces Second Inversion triads in all the different flavors and gives you a test on those as well.

Wrapping up the series are 3 mixed tests and 2 final exams that give your ears the ultimate workout! Once you have these lessons down, you'll be a walking Triad recognizer, instantly hearing what's really going on in your favorite music... Watch "Ear Training Explained - Triads" today.


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