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Spread triad (broken triad)
Spread triad (broken triad)

A triad where the notes are not all within the same octave

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Written by Sam Blakelock
Updated over a week ago

When triads are played with all three notes in the same octave, they’re referred to as "closed" triads.

A spread triad involves moving one or two of the notes into a higher or lower octave, creating a more open-sounding chord.

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