We started playing the blue chord in its inversions today. Remember, the letter names stay the same, the order is just mixed up! Here's a quick demo video to help visualize.
Showtime for next week: Cockles and Mussels
I will have anyone that arrives early play for me before class. We will try to have some students play during class. I will ask you to send a video if we aren't able to play the songs in class.
I handed out printed copies of student compositions in class today with a few notes written in pencil. Please have your child practice their composition. Also, please send me their composition updates/edits in a video or in a photo if it is written. I will update their composition and send you a new copy to print. We will continue this process a few times until our next private lesson during week 11.
Homework: pp. 16–17 Students identify chord colors and numbers using scale degrees.
DO is Home
While finding a pitch (out of thin air) through audiation isn't a new thing for our Let's Play Music student, we are now switching it up. We started to find 'FA' and make F home instead of C. Now we will make G home, instead of C and F. We are always doing this relative to Middle C to continually reinforce the sound of Middle C and to teach relative pitch.
Actually numbering the steps of the scale as 'scale degrees' is the first step in transitioning out of calling our primary chords by colors. The Red, Blue, and Yellow chords are respectively the I, IV and V chord (we call em 1, 4, and 5) and they get their chord names because their root is that numbered scale degree within the scale.
Did you know that your little musician has super powers? They really do!