In this Preschool Prodigies, we play another chord listening game, this time with all three major chords.
In “Chord Listening IV” we…
-Practice identifying chords C Major, F Major and G Major just by their sound.
-Hand-sign with the chords as we discovered what they are!
Chord Listening IV
The chord listening lessons are unique in that they are easy watching (no bells required) and they help children go through the process of identifying sounds, while eventually providing the answer in a non judgmental way.
In other words, even if your child eventually memorizes the order of the chords in each listening episode (which is an intellectual feat in it’s own right), they’re still practicing their listening skills each time through.
If Your Kids Aren’t Learning the Chords:
Other pitch training methods point to children being able to learn 1 major chord every 3-4 months during their first year of musical training. That’s why we started with the I chord way back in the beginning, introduced the G chord in Chapter 3 (because having two chords helps begin more earnest comparisons) and then waited until Chapter 7 to really dive in on the F Chord.
As colorful and as easy as Preschool Prodigies can be, if you complete the course with a young child and at a decent pace, you might make it this far before your child has had enough time with the chords.
Thankfully, children love repetition, and replaying the chord lessons from Ch 1 and up is a great way to reinforce what is definitely one of the more difficult musical concepts in PsP.
Inside Preschool Prodigies Journey, you can even find a “Chords” module that is a selection of the chord based lessons. That way, if you are stuck, you’ll have a nice list of lessons to work with that all will help your child internalize the I, the IV and the V.
There are also some extra listening activities in Journey > Chapter 7 to help reinforce this more difficult piece of the curriculum.
If your child is getting stuck or frustrated, it’s okay to move on to Chapter 8. Chapter 8 focuses more on melodies, and will require less listening to chords.
Everyone's favorite game show, "What Note is it?" with F, A & high c.