Scales notes are used to build melodies, but they are also used to build the chords that we use to harmonize melodies. We can build chords over every degree of a scale:

triads major scale

M = major; m = minor; d = diminished

In all major scales, triads that are formed on degrees I, IV, and V are major. Those formed on degrees II, III, and VI are minor; the triad formed on degree VII is diminished.



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