my name is Tony and I’ve been playing ukulele for some 5 years, completely ignoring music theory until now. I’m at chord theory, and there’s already something I can’t figure out unfortunately.
Major: 1 3 5
Minor: 1 b3 5
I get why C, F and G are formed the way they are, but what boggles me are A, D and E.
According to the triad formula, A = 1(A) 3(C) 5(E), but this actually forms Am and when I look at the actual A chord, the 3 is flat, the same goes for D and E. Could you maybe point me to an article where you wrote about it, it got me really puzzled 😀