In this Preschool Prodigies music lesson, we review the C Major Chord, the I Chord, and introduce our learners to the G Major Chord, the V Chord. We also learn about the roman numeral I (one) and V (five), which is what we use to talk about chords.
In C Major and G Major (I and V), we …
-Review the C Major Chord (Do Mi Sol) and learn that it is also called the I (one) chord
-Learn G Major Chord (Sol Ti Re) and learn that it is also called the V (five) chord
C Major and G Major Chords (I and V) Follow Up Activities
This weeks lesson is more difficult than any of the previous lessons. Not only does it introduce a somewhat difficult concept in roman numerals, it’s the first time we’re playing two chords.
Thankfully, if you set up your bells like Mr. Rob in the video, it becomes a lot easier. Nevertheless, we highly recommend slowing down the video for your first couple of practice sessions, and don’t hesitate to watch the video without bells a couple times just to make sure your learners understand the concepts.
Another good way to make the video easier is to split the bells up and play a duet, so that your learner only responsible for 2-3 notes (ideally, G B D).
The workbook activities will also help reinforce the roman numerals and what they represent. If you want ask your learner some questions to see how far they’ve come, you might try…
“Which chord has the notes C E and G?” And if they answer correctly with “C,” follow with “do you remember which roman numeral goes with the C Chord?”
“Which chord has the note G B and D?” And if they answer correctly with “G,” follow with “do you remember which roman numeral goes with the G Chord?”
In the next lesson, we practice rhythm with a slightly more difficult version of Sweet Beets, Sweet Beets # 3--Beet & Cherry.