Tonal

LESSONS

TONAL

Harmonic

Lesson 1


  • Tonality: Major
  • Skill Level: Aural/Oral
  • Directions: Listen to a series of patterns. Sing the first pitch of the pattern you hear on “BUM”.

Lesson 2

  • Tonality: Major
  • Skill Level: Aural/Oral
  • Directions: Listen to a series of patterns. Sing the resting tone of the pattern you hear on “BUM”.

Lesson 3

  • Tonality: Major
  • Skill Level: Aural/Oral
  • Directions: Listen to a series of familiar I/V Chord patterns. Echo the whole pattern on “BUM”.

Lesson 4

  • Tonality: Minor
  • Skill Level: Aural/Oral
  • Directions: Listen to a series of patterns. Sing the first pitch of the pattern you hear on “BUM”.

Lesson 5

  • Tonality: Minor
  • Skill Level: Aural/Oral
  • Directions: Listen to a series of patterns. Sing the first pitch of the resting tone of the pattern you hear on “BUM”.

Lesson 6

  • Tonality: Minor
  • Skill Level: Aural/Oral
  • Directions: Listen to a series of familiar i/V Chord patterns. Echo the whole pattern on “BUM”.

Lesson 7

  • Tonality: Major
  • Skill Level: Verbal Association
  • Outcomes: 1. Label the resting tone in major as DO. 2. Label I/V Chord patterns.
  • Directions: Listen to a series of familiar I/V Chord patterns. Echo the whole pattern using solfege syllables.

Lesson 8

  • Tonality: Major
  • Skill Level: Verbal Association
  • Directions: Listen to a series of familiar I/V Chord patterns. Name and sing the chord root.

Practice - Patterns Only

  • Tonality: Major, I & V
  • Directions: Listen to a series of familiar I/V Chord patterns. Engage with the patterns in any of the following ways: 
  • Echo the whole pattern using solfege syllables.
  • Name the chord function
  • Sing the first pitch
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    Sing a different chord of the same function

Lesson 9

  • Tonality: Minor
  • Skill Level: Verbal Association
  • Outcomes: 1. Label the resting tone in minor as LA. 2. Label I/V Chord patterns.
  • Directions: Listen to a series of familiar i/V Chord patterns. Echo the whole pattern using solfege syllables.

Lesson 10

  • Tonality: Minor
  • Skill Level: Verbal Association
  • Directions: Listen to a series of familiar i/V Chord patterns. Name and sing the chord root.

Practice - Patterns Only

  • Tonality: Minor, i & V
  • Directions: Listen to a series of familiar i/V Chord patterns. Engage with the patterns in any of the following ways: 
  • Echo the whole pattern using solfege syllables.
  • Name the chord function
  • Sing the first pitch
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    Sing a different chord of the same function

ASSESSMENT - Major vs. Minor

  • Directions: Listen to these patterns to determine if they are in major or minor tonality.

TONAL

Melodic

Lesson 11

  • Tonality: Major
  • Skill Level: Aural/Oral & Verbal Association
  • Directions: Listen to a series of familiar melodic patterns. Echo the patterns with a neutral syllable and tonal solfege.

Lesson 12

  • Tonality: Minor
  • Skill Level: Aural/Oral & Verbal Association
  • Directions: Listen to a series of familiar melodic patterns. Echo the patterns with a neutral syllable and tonal solfege.

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