Teach kids to embellish their songs with this piano composition activity.
This composition worksheet has a spot for kids to write in which chord to use within each measure. I have my young students just focus on the I IV and V chords. If this doesn’t sound familiar or you’d like to learn how I introduce chords to kids, you may like my Piano Magic ebook series.
How to Use this Piano Composition Worksheet
I generally ask kids to come up with the melody only at first, using the I Am Thankful composition worksheet. They should write their melody and be able to play it well.
The following week I give them this worksheet. They copy the melody onto this worksheet and I help them figure out what the I IV and V chords are.
At home on their own, kids get to choose which chords to use in each measure. I ask them to listen carefully to how the chord sounds with the melody and make the best choice.
It’s actually very easy to teach kids to harmonize. Just start with simple activities like this and they’ll be improvising and creating masterpieces in no time!
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