Simple Analysis of Chords
Using the Captain Broccoli videos on music theory, student will be introduced to the construction and identification of triads in a key.
Captain Broccoli explains diatonic triads in major keys: their chord qualities and the Roman numerals used to represent them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhJTGBXotLU&safe=active
Captain Broccoli explains root, 1st inversion, and 2nd inversion triads, and the figured bass symbols used to represent them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNp6eZQSV60&safe=active
Many students have prior knowledge of macro analysis from reading sheet music for guitar and piano and will be able to transfer those experiences to this exercise.
2 Direct Instruction
Using simple examples, for example, hymn tunes/chorales on the board, work through macro analysis with students engaged in offering answers.
When students have understanding of this type of analysis, using the same examples, repeat the process using figured bass to analyze the examples.
3 Guided Practice
Using Music Sample # 1 - students work together and determine the Macro analysis fo the sample.
This is simply the letter name of the triads.
Major triads use upper case letters, minor triads use lower case letters.
4 Independent Practice
Independent practice can be done using the Teoria.com website under "Exercises, triad identification"
Teoria scores progress on exercises and a screen shot of thos scores can be sent to the instructor for verification of: student work, progress, and mastery level of the content.
Using Teoria, students can continue on thier own, and using the Teoria site, students can easily explore other music theory concepts.