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.
Three classic forms of primary triads are the patripostestal family, in which the father is the dominant member whose power the wife or children cannot challenge; the equipostestal family, in which the husband and wife share equal power over the child; and the matripostestal family, in which the father is a marginal family member offering temporary support, thus necessitating that the mother hold primary power.
They are based on primary triads and seventh chords with the third and seventh degrees of the scale often varied to create blue notes.