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A Minor Triads Trick

Soundslice is available for this triads lesson. It’s a simple and useful approach for minor keys, where you use a major triad a whole-step below the root chord.

In this example, I’m playing in the key of A Minor, so the two triads are A minor and G major, because G is one whole-step below A.

This approach is universal. The opposite is also true. Say the song was in G major. Then, you could play A minor and G major. Listen to the song “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen, and you’ll hear that approach in action!