Quiz 1 – Major Triads

Quiz 1 – Major Triads

13 thoughts on “Quiz 1 – Major Triads”

  1. Re: major 3rd and minor 3rd,
    It’s not mentioned in the 1st lesson. So I had to guess, (but I guessed right).
    That’s what makes your quizzes true “head scratchers”. I had to go back watch lesson 1 again, then I took the quiz again. The comment section. Is where I got clarity…students ask great questions.
    Ok, on to lesson 2!

  2. Here’s a new one for you…I’m a 23AndMe customer – the gene/DNA analysis company. They assert that genetics plays a role in the ability to match a musical pitch — research at 23andMe has identified over 500 genetic markers associated with this trait.

    They further state that their research derived from more than 660,000 23andMe research participants of European descent who answered a survey about their ability to match a musical pitch.

    23andMe tells me that I am 97% Irish/British — I’m not sure if they consider the Irish to be European or not.

    Regardless, 23andMe doesn’t think that I should be able to match a musical pitch, based on my genetic makeup that they reviewed. I think I’m not bad on Active Ear but I certainly would not describe it as an easy activity. I can’t match the time frames for the scores that I see on Leaderboard.

    Please let me know if future versions of PianoLessonWithWarren includes a gene-editing service.

    1. Warren McPherson

      @James C. Never heard of this concept, but I fully disagree. Once’s genetic makeup has nothing to do with musical abilities. Music is an art form that can be taught, just like anything else.

  3. I took an ear training class in the 70’s,was tone deaf then and probably still am. Looking forward to gain perfection in sight reading and ear training. It took me bout five tries to gain 80%. Great class.

    1. Warren McPherson

      @Jim Hill technically (which I also explained in the other lessons) a tried consists of there intervals; in the case of a major chord, it would be, “Major 3rd, Minor 3rd, and Perfect 5th.” However, I believe it is redundant to talk able the perfect 5th, seeing that when you stack a major 3rd and a minor 3rd, you’re already getting that perfect 5th. So if we take C major chord, from C-E is a major 3rd, and for E-G is a minor 3rd. In my opinion, this is a more simple and effective way to look at triads, stacking two intervals to form the triad.

      With that said, the method you mentioned still will lead you to the same result, so you’re not wrong. The reason I prefer my method, is for when you get into 4 and 5-note chords – you have to take into account the other intervals, not just the first interval and the outer interval.

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