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#beginquote# Triads consist of 3 tones, each a third apart. Each interval (from the root to the third, and the third to the fifth) is either minor or major. For instance, a major interval and a minor interval (starting from the bottom, going up) means it's a major chord. A minor to a major is a minor chord. 2 major intervals is augmented, and 2 minor intervals makes it diminished. Well, my question is, what if one or both of the intervals is diminished or augmented? My specific chord is E, Gb, B. The first interval is diminished, and the 2nd is augmented (I'm pretty sure). I don't understand how to classify the chord. It can't be major, minor, diminished or augmented because it doesn't follow the rules for those. But, it MUST be one of those, because that is all there is. Is it just not a valid triad? It sounds like it is, when you hear it. I think I'm missing something, I'm wondering if anyone could help me out with this one. #endquote#
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