Minor triads explained on a virtual piano

A minor triad is a chord with three notes x,y,z such that y is 3 semitones higher than x and z is 4 semitones higher than y.

Alternatively, treating notes as integers, (x,y,z) is a minor triad iff (x,y,z)=(x,x+3,x+7).

This virtual piano plays only minor triads.

Note that a minor triad is the simplest form of a minor chord.

Note that a minor triad is composed of the first, the third, and the fifth sounds from a natural minor scale.

Check out our definition of major triads also explained on a virtual piano.