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Major and Minor Thirds
Students use "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" song to learn the difference between a major third (itsy bitsy spider) and a minor third (itsy bitsy spi).
Major and Minor Thirds Fiesta on Paper Pianos
Students create many sizes of thirds (B D F A C E G or ti re fa la do mi so) on paper pianos. They learn that intervals spelled in thirds are thirds no matter how many half steps they contain.
Major and Minor Thirds Fiesta on Staff Slates
Students create many sizes of thirds (B D F A C E G or ti re fa la do mi so) on staff slates. They learn that intervals spelled in thirds are thirds no matter how many half steps they contain.
Four Kinds of Triads on C
Students learn how to spell and write the four kinds of triads, major, minor, diminished and augments on paper pianos and staff slates by figuring out the system of four cards of four colors each.
Triads and Chords
Students learn what a triad inversion is by writing them with alphabet cards, on the paper piano, and the staff. Also recognizing them in music and playing them on the piano.