QUOTE(Slarti @ Oct 23 2011, 12:51 PM)
sorry to sound thick
In the answer booklet eg 2010 s paper
it identifies in Chord c II / E minor
We can write out on the staves e,g,b
but we are unsure why it is e minor,
when all the other chords are majors , but of course we dont need to know if it is major or minor
if you just write the notes on the stave.
Hope this explains
Chord II in a major key is always a minor chord. If you build a triad on each note of a major scale you'll find that chords II, II and VI are minor chords, and I, IV and V are major chords.
However, you don't really need to worry about this difference at Grade 5 level, as all you need to do is identify that the chord needed is II.