In this Preschool Prodigies music lesson, we play the C Major Chord and the G Major chord, using 3 notes each, in the “The Wheels on the Bus II” aka “The Chords on the Bus.”
In "Wheels on the Bus II", we…
-Play a more advanced version of the song using the full I Chord (C) and the full V Chord (G)
-Review that the I chord has Do Mi Sol and the V chord has Sol Ti Re.
-Play the 5 different bells that make up these chords
Wheels on the Bus Follow Up Activities
Inside the Chapter 3 workbook, you’ll find the sheet music for Wheels on the Bus II in colored notes, a Roman numeral review, and even a composing section.
Like last weeks two chord lesson, this lesson uses 5 musical notes at a rather quick tempo.
For this reason, it’s definitely recommended to get some extra practice with this lesson. You can slow down the video, or you can even split up the bells and play the song as a duet, which will help build your child’s understanding of the chord pattern.
Shake Your Sillies Out
Do you know the classic song “Shake Your Sillies Out?” That’s another song that you can play with the same pattern of I and V. Try playing the I and V chord while singing “Shake Your Sillies Out!”
If you don’t have an instrument, trying jumping to lesson 7.2 or 7.4.
7.2 is another review of the G chord, but it introduces the Solfege Hand signs for the chord. Then 7.4 plays a popular chord progression using the hand signs, which will give your child even more practice with the I and V chords.
You can also ask your child some questions about what they learned in music this week. Some examples are…
What notes make up a C Chord?
What notes make up a G Chord?
How many different chords do you need for “The Wheels on the Bus?”
In the next lesson, we’ll play a chord watching game, where we practice identifying one chord from another using just our ears!