The following example shows triads that can be formed using the notes of a major scale:

triads major scale

M = major; m = minor; d = diminished

In all major scales the triads 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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