In this lesson we we review the G Major Chord with another chord slide episode. You may recall from Chapter 3 that the G Chord has the three notes, Sol Ti Re.
In the “Sol Ti Re Slide” we…
-Sing and play with the teal, pink and orange bell
-Review that the G Major Chord has three notes, G B D (Sol Ti Re)
-Play the chord up and down (G B D, D B G) and with the numbers 5 7 2, and 7 2 5
-Play two notes together in harmony (G & B, then B & D)
-Play all three notes together in harmony
-Learn a couple easy-to-remember acronyms for memorizing where the notes live in the treble clef
Sol Ti Re Slide
Last week, we play a listening game using the three bells from last weeks chord (the F Major chord). You can play the same exact game with this chord! Here’s a quick refresher…
Put up a little barrier you can hide the bells behind
Explain that you’ll be playing the notes of the F chord in different orders
Then hide the bells behind the barrier, mix up the order, and then play the bells in that order. Then ask your learner if they can figure out what order the bells are in?
To take things a step further, you can play the same game but with the F chord (from the last lesson) and the G chord (from this lesson). Encourage your child to write down (or color) what notes they think they heard in the game.
There’s also a “What Note Is It?” listening game in this section that features the notes of the G Major Chord.
In the next lesson, we’ll play “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” using the notes C, F and G. We won’t be playing the full chord yet, but rather playing the root note of each chord in an easy to follow chord progression.