Music Theory Basics: Triads

Triads are the basic building blocks of Western Music. Triads form the basic chords that are extensively used in the music that you and I listen to. A triad is formed from three notes. If you are not too familiar with intervals, you may want brush up on them. When forming any triad, we start with a root note, which we label as 1. Major Triads The major triad has a root (1), major third (3) and a perfect fifth (5).