I’ve been working on a bunch of new ear training worksheets and I’m excited to share them with you.
This one helps kids learn to identify major and minor chords and is easy to use. You just print the worksheet and then ask the student to listen carefully as you play a chord. If the student thinks he hears a major chord, he draws a smile on Mr. Monster’s face. He draws a sad face if he thinks he hears a minor chord.
Be sure to switch things up and play a variety of chords. You might start with G major, then play A minor and so on.
Even very young children can successfully identify major and minor triads if you start early to have them practice playing scales and chords. They’ll think this activity is easy and fun, and it will give them a huge confidence boost to see that they already know so much!
Many student want to have the ability to play their favorite songs from the radio. When you help them learn to identify major and minor chords by ear, you make it possible for them to play those songs. You’ll be empowering them with a skill that they will enjoy for their entire lives. They’ll tell others they were so lucky to have you as their teacher!
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