Triad vs Subdominant - What's the difference?

triad | subdominant |


In context|music|lang=en terms the difference between triad and subdominant

is that triad is (music) a chord consisting of a root tone, the tone two degrees higher, and the tone four degrees higher in a given scale while subdominant is (music) the triad built on the subdominant tone.

As nouns the difference between triad and subdominant

is that triad is a grouping of three while subdominant is (music) the fourth tone of a scale.

triad

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A grouping of three.
  • (music) A chord consisting of a root tone, the tone two degrees higher, and the tone four degrees higher in a given scale.
  • (electronics) on a CRT display, a group of three neighbouring phosphor dots, coloured green, red, and blue.
  • A branch of a Chinese underground criminal society, mostly based in Hong Kong.
  • Synonyms

    * (group of three) threesome, trine, trinity, trio, triplet, troika, triumvirate

    See also

    * monad * dyad * mafia * tong * yakuza * ("triad" on Wikipedia)

    Anagrams

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    subdominant

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (music) The fourth tone of a scale.
  • (music) The triad built on the subdominant tone.