In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to build diminished chords, one of the four types of triad in music. They are comprised of two minor thirds, or three half-steps plus three more half-steps. They can be built quickly by taking a minor chord and lowering the top note (the “fifth” of the chord) by one half-step.
In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to build augmented chords, which are one of the four types of triad in music. They’re comprised of two major thirds, or four half-steps plus four more half.steps. You can build an augmented chord quickly by taking a major chord and raising the top note (the “fifth” of the chord”) by one half-step.
C Major Prelude (Bach)
J.S. Bach was the first composer to write a collection of pieces in every major and minor key. He wrote 12 preludes and fugues in the major keys, twelve in the minor keys, and then did it all again, for a total of 48 preludes and fugues. These pieces comprise the two volumes of his “Well-Tempered Clavier.” In this tutorial, we’ll learn the very first piece of the collection, the Prelude in C Major.