Minor Triad Chords

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Minor Triad Chords

To construct a minor triad from a scale choose the root, third, and fifth notes from a minor scale. However, we can construct minor chords from minor scales if we start from the second, third, or sixth note and choose every other note until there are three notes.

For example, let's construct D minor, E minor, and A minor chords from the C minor scale. The notes of the C minor scale are C-D-E-F-G-A-B. Start at the second note D. Skip the E note. So we now have D-F. Next skip the G. So we have D-F-A, which is a D minor chord. Now we start from the third note of the C minor scale to construct an E minor chord. Skip the F note so we get E-G. Now skip the A note and we have E-G-A which is an E minor chord. Finally, we start at the sixth note of the C minor scale to construct the A minor chord. Once again we skip every other note. Skip the B so we get A-C. Now skip the D note so we end up with A-C-E which is an A minor chord.

A Minor Chord from C Minor Scale

Minor chords from minor scale

To construct minor chords from the half-step formula

G minor chord from half-step formula

G minor chord from half-step formula

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