In this Preschool Prodigies music lesson, we use our listening ears to try and figure out what chord is about to rain down on Mr. Rob.
In "Chord Watching II: C Major (I) and G Major (V)", we…
-Practice our ‘aural comprehension skills,’ i.e. understanding music with our ears!
-Put our hands on our heart for the I chord and put our hands in the air for the V chord
Chord Watching II: C Major (I) and G Major (V) Follow Up Activities
Chord Listening 1 on 1
Set up the six bells you need for playing the I chord (C E G) and the V Chord (G B D). Then hide the bells behind a box, book, or blanket (or otherwise blindfold your learner so they cannot see the bells).
Then play them either the I chord (Do Mi Sol) OR the V chord (Sol Ti Re), and ask them “What Chord Is It?” See if your learner can guess which chord they’re listening to!
If you want, you can print the I chord triangle and the V chord triangle from the PsP Printable Elements page, and have your learner hold up their answer.
You can also ask your child some questions about what they learned in music this week. Some examples are…
What are the notes in a ‘One’ Chord?
What are the notes in a ‘Five’ Chord?
Do you think one chord is easier to guess than the other?
Why do they think listening games are important?
In the next lesson, we’ll play another listening game with Mr. Rob. Listening games are important for developing familiarity and confidence with pitch, and the next two listening games will feature the notes we focused on in this chapter.