primary triad

primary triad

in A.T. Beck's theory of depression, the three major cognitive patterns that force the individual to view self, environment, and future in a negative manner.
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This collection, a five-book series of pieces ranging from beginner to late-intermediate level of difficulty, appears to be written in a classical style for classical students of classical piano teachers because it focuses on primary triads, scanty use of syncopation and contains regrettably few "color" notes.
They are based on primary triads and seventh chords with the third and seventh degrees of the scale often varied to create blue notes.
Most of the melodic material is given to the primo player, and the secondo player is left with page after page of primary triads played in unison or arpeggiated or a bass line doubled between the hands.