What are Triads in Music? - Definition & Examples


Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

How many notes are required to make a triad?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. A major triad is created by taking a root note and combining it with a _____ third and a perfect fifth.

2. In creating a minor triad, how many half steps do you need to count up from the root note to create the perfect fifth?

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

This short multiple-choice quiz will test your knowledge of triads in music composition. You'll need to apply your understanding of the different types of triads and know how they're formed in music.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will challenge you to:

  • Know how many notes a triad needs
  • Understand how to form major and minor triads
  • Recognize the different types of triads
  • Identify the diminished triad's primary components

Skills Practiced

You'll apply following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about music theory to name the different triad types
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the formation of triads
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you can draw the most important information from the related music theory lesson

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about triads and their applications in music, review the related lesson called What are Triads in Music? - Definition & Examples. The lesson is designed to help you:

  • Know why triads are common in musical compositions
  • Differentiate between the four main types of triads
  • Understand how you can identify a triad on a piece of written music