In this first exercise, the pitches of each triad are arpeggiated up and back down by starting on the root. Every key is covered by ascending through the keys in half-step increments. The exercise is illustrated with major triads, but it can be applied to any type of triad.
In this Learning Music With Ray video I demonstrate various triad exercises that can be used to develop the rapid recall of the pitches of any triad for use in musical improvisation. Each exercise is demonstrated with major triads, but can be applied to any type of triad. Then I apply the same exercises to a simple three chord progression to add musicality to the practice routine. Finally, I apply the same exercises to the chords of a simple folk song.