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Homework Help: music 2

Posted by Emily on Monday, September 18, 2006 at 12:12am.

Thanks Dan for your previous help i understand the circle now !>!! Now i have one final question ... I am to learn the major triad for each note. i have to play five notes up then back down .. cna you explan to me how i go about doing so .?
would it be like
1. starting at Concert Eb
- C,D,E,F,G,F,E,D,C
2.
-F,G,A,Bb,C,Bb,A,G,F
3.
-Bb,C,D,Eb,F,Eb,D,C,Bb
4.
-Eb,F,G,Ab,Bb,Ab,G,F,Eb
And so on and so forth ????
Thanks
Emily


Well, you are right. In concert Eb, the first note for you would be C. However,"Major triad" refers to the notes C, E and G. So, I'm not sure what the 5 notes that your teacher wants are...the notes you wrote are the first 5 notes of the scale in C (or Eb concert). This may be correct. You have the major triad plus 2 notes in between. Sometimes, more advanced students play a triad exercise like this: they play the 1st note, the 3rd note, the 5th note, then the 7th note, then the ninth note. So, in C that would be....C, E, G, B, D. and then back down. That's the only other possibility that comes to mind when you mention 5 notes.
But if we assume the first 5 notes of the scale as you wrote, then you are absolutely correct!!

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