Holiday Chords!

Which chords will you choose to play this holiday season?  Recently, one of my students found some fun in playing Jingle Bells (in three different versions).  He also learned to hear, see and play Tonic and Dominant Chords.  And, he’s learning to label chords as I, V, V7, etc. This week’s homework revolves around holiday […]

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Chords in Fiction

Yesterday’s episodes–We talked about chords found in fiction, e.g. blues and jazz chords. See what you can find our your own.  Have you ever run across characters that either play instruments or know something about music-making?  Below are some quotes from excerpts from the blues story that we visited on the podcast: He leaned back […]

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MOTIFS!

Dear All Students!–Happy Sunday!  It’s another chilly day in the Greater New York City Area.  Keep warm.  Thank you for listening to the podcast.  This week’s homework is all about motifs.  Try to put some motifs and some chords together.  The definition of motif is below. A short melodic and/or rhythmic figure of characteristic design […]

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Curious … Chord Progressions

For this week’s homework, we’re posting a live poll. It’s fun!–think about where you were in 1979.  And, if you were not anywhere yet…maybe think about where some of your family members were.  What types of music making were you or your family involved in?  Mine was definitely piano lessons, playing piano and other instruments […]

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Chord Challenges

Hi there.  Thank you so very much for tuning in to The CMajor Radio Show and CMajor Before The Show.  We’re still getting our ducks in a row.  And, if you accidentally changed your time as a “fall back” (as I did)…please forgive our mistake.  My first internet reading was right, that we get an […]

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