In this lesson, Jovino answers some questions on triads and explores some ideas on how to create complex sonorities from a simple base.
Beginning with simple major, minor, augmented and diminished triads, Jovino shows how the major and minor triads are usually sufficient for our needs and why the 2nd inversion is often the most useful.
From here he explores at playing triads over a root note and shows how, with just four notes, there are possibilities for complex yet simple harmony. Adding another triad to this stack to create polychords adds another layer and Jovino explains how this technique was used by composers such as Stravinsky and Scriabin.
Bringing it back to a jazz context, Jovino shows us how we can use triads to find new sounds within the context of dominant chords.
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