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Triad Warm Ups: Major
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6) 2nd. Inversion: Descending
5) 2nd. Inversion: Ascending
4) 1st. Inversion: Descending
3) 1st. Inversion: Ascending
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Major Triads (Root)
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Major Triads (1st. Inv.)
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7) Arpeggiated Chords with bass line through cycle of Fifths.
6) Broken Chords with bass line through cycle of Fifths.
10) Arpeggiated Chords with melody through cycle of Fifths.
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