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Major Triads

Warm Up Exercises
Fixed Position Exercises
Voiceleading Exercises
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Triad Warm Ups: Major
* Work with these exercises in every key.
By: Carlos Campos
6) 2nd. Inversion: Descending
5) 2nd. Inversion: Ascending
4) 1st. Inversion: Descending
3) 1st. Inversion: Ascending
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Major Triads (Root)
Left Hand Fingering: 5-3-1 / Right Hand Fingering: 1-3-5
Practice all the exercises through the cycle of fifths.
Practice ex.: 1, 2 and 3 with the Left Hand, then the Right Hand, then with Both Hands at the same time.
By: Carlos Campos

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Major Triads (1st. Inv.)
Left Hand Fingering: 5-3-1 / Right Hand Fingering: 1-2-5
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Major Triads (2nd. Inv.)
Left Hand Fingering: 5-2-1 / Right Hand Fingering: 1-3-5
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By: Carlos Campos
4) Arpeggiated Chords through cycle of Fifths. Practice: a) Right Hand b) Left Hand c) Both Hands
3) Brocken Chords through cycle of Fifths. Practice: a) Right Hand b) Left Hand c) Both Hands
2) Block Chords through cycle of Fifths. Practice: a) Right Hand b) Left Hand c) Both Hands
1) Ascending: Root Position -> 2nd. Inv. -> Ist Inv. / Descending: Root Position -> 1st. Inv. -> 2nd. Inv.
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6) Broken Chords with bass line through cycle of Fifths.
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1) Ascending: 1st. Inv. -> Root -> 2nd Inv. / Descending: 1st. Inv. -> 2nd. Inv. -> Root
Major Triads (Voice Leading): 1st. Inversion
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4) Arpeggiated Chords through cycle of Fifths. Practice: a) Right Hand b) Left Hand c) Both Hands
3) Brocken Chords through cycle of Fifths. Practice: a) Right Hand b) Left Hand c) Both Hands
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7) Arpeggiated Chords with bass line through cycle of Fifths.
6) Broken Chords with bass line through cycle of Fifths.
10) Arpeggiated Chords with melody through cycle of Fifths.
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1) Ascending: 2nd. Inv. -> Ist Inv. -> Root / Descending: 2nd. Inv. -> Root -> 1st. Inv.
Major Triads (Voice Leading): 2nd. Inversion
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