Grade 1: Tonic Triads: Introduction

The key note, or first degree of the scale, has another name: the tonic.  The tonic triad is a group of three notes: the key-note plus the 3rd and 5th degrees above it. Below are three tonic triads in C major:


Grade 1: Tonic Triads

Grade 1: Tonic Triads

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Question 1

Name the keys of each of these tonic triads.

Answer 1

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Question 2

Write the tonic triads named below, using the correct key signature for each.

Answer 2

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