Describe how these two cord inversions look different.
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What finger would you use for the middle not of a chord in an inversion (not root position)? Explain why.
Be prepared to perform at least one of the following:
1. Chord Progression #1 all root position chords
3. When the Saints
4. Chord Progression #1 with Inversions
Why would you use chord inversions when playing a progression?
How to Identify Chord Inversions
The different chord inversions can be identified by how they look. First, you should see where the "space" is between two notes. Thats the Key! Let's dig in...
1. Check in Bell Ringers from last week
2. Practice Chord Progression #1 two ways: Only Root Position Chords and using inversions (Chords in the RH and Roots in the LH)
3. Continue to master your melodic examples.
Part 1: What notes are in the IV and V chord in the key of C
Part 2: Using the rules of inversions add these two chords to the grid from yesterdays class.
Rule #1: Keep the same notes in the same voice (or Row, or finger, or box on the right of the previous note.
Rule #2: If there are no common notes, make sure that each note is only one letter away from the previous
2. When the Saints (pg. 27)
3. Chord Progression #1 (root position)
4. Chord Progression #1 (with inversions)
5. The Cuckoo
What notes are in the I and vi chord in the key of C?
Now that you have an idea about inversions play Chord Progression #1 using inversions for smooth voice leading.
In your own words, what is the definition for inversion.
What is a chord inversion?
Can you play progression #1 using inversions?
What fingers should you use to play a root position triad?
Time to play!
What notes are the same in the I and IV chords in the key of C?
Chord progression #1: I vi IV V
Did you write out each of these chords from lowest note (the root) to highest note (The 5th)? (In the key of C)
Write out the notes of the I, IV, V, and vi chords in the
key of C.
For Example: I= C E G
I will check bell ringers next week, Monday! Also, prepare one of your songs for grading on monday.
3. When the Saints
4. I, vi, IV, V Chord progression
What are the roots of I, IV, V, and vi chords in the key of C?
Using the I, IV, V, and vi chords in a "progression"
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