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This is an extensive music theory webquest review of chords, triad inversion, and diatonic triads

Subject:

Music  

Grades:

9, 10, 11, 12  

Title – Music Theory Review: Chords
By – Patrick Mainieri
Primary Subject – Music
Grade Level – 9-12

Note: This lesson plan reviews student’s previously learned knowledge of chord structure.

National Standards for Music Education:

      5. Reading and notating music.

      6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.

    7. Evaluating music and music performances.

Objectives:

      1. The students will review previous class material using an online music theory instructional program.

    2. The students will reinforce already learned knowledge from music classes.

Materials:

      Computer Lab

      Music Theory Review WebQuest Worksheet

    Pencil

Procedures:

      1. The students will have previously studied chords, triad inversion, and diatonic triads.
      2. In the computer lab, the students will need to open the Internet browser and enter the address for the review website (

http://www.musictheory.net

      )
      3. Students will follow the directions on the worksheet to complete the assignment.
      4. After completing the WebQuest on chords, triad inversion, and diatonic triads, students will complete an introductory lesson on roman numeral analysis.

Assessment:

    The teacher will collect the WebQuest worksheets from the students to check the accuracy of their answers.

Extension:

      Students will go to the following website:

http://library.thinkquest.org/15413/theory/chords.htm

    . Here, students will reinforce their newly learned roman numeral analysis techniques.


WebQuest Work Sheet

Name_________________

Chord, Triad Inversion, and Diatonic Triad Review

Directions:

      Go to the following website:

http://www.musictheory.net

Click the ” Lessons

pull down menu.
Go to ”
Introduction to Chords


Use the forward and back arrows at the bottom left of the screen to navigate the pages of the lesson.
Fill in the following blanks:

      1. A chord is a combination of ____________________ notes.

      2. Chords are built off of a single note, called the __________.

      3. A triad is created using three notes: the __________, the _________ and the _______.

      4. The root in a C Major triad is a ___________.

      5. A Major Triad is created with two intervals from the root: a ______ and a _______.

      6. A Minor Triad is created with two intervals from the root: a ______ and a _______.

      7. An Augmented Triad is created with two intervals from the root: a ______ and

      a ____.

      8. A Diminished Triad is created with two intervals from the root: a ______ and

      a ____.

      9. The only difference between a diminished triad and a minor triad is the __________.

After finishing the

Introduction to Chords

lesson, click the

Return to previous page

link at the bottom left of the screen

      .

Click the

Lessons

pull down menu

      .

Go to

Triad Inversion

    “.

Fill in the following blanks:

      10. The ____________ note of a triad determines the name of the name of the inversion.

      11. In a root position triad, the __________ is the lowest note of the chord.

      12. Moving a note up in a triad is called _____________.

      13. When the bass note is the third, the chord is in _____________ inversion.

      14. When the bass note is the fifth, the chord is in _____________ inversion.

      15. If a triad is inverted three times it will be in ___________ position.

After finishing the

Triad Inversion

lesson, click the

Return to previous page

link at the bottom left of the screen.
Click the

Lessons

pull down menu.
Go to

Diatonic Triads

    “.

Fill in the following blanks:

      16. Every major and minor scale has ____ special triads, called diatonic triads.

      17. Each triad of the diatonic triads is made up of _____ notes.

      18. The triads built on the first, fourth, and fifth scale degrees of a major scale are ________ triads.

      19. The triads built on the second, third, and sixth scale degrees of a major scale are ________ triads.

      20. The triad built on the seventh scale degree of a major scale is a _____________ triad.

      21. The triads built on the first, fourth, and fifth scale degrees of a natural minor scale are ________ triads.

      22. The triads built on the third, sixth, and seventh scale degrees of a natural minor scale are ________ triads.

      23. The triad built on the second scale degree of a natural minor scale is a _____________ triad.

      24. The triads built on the first, and fourth scale degrees of a harmonic minor scale are ________ triads.

      25. The triads built on the second, and seventh scale degrees of a harmonic minor scale are ________ triads.

      26. The triad built on the third scale degree of a harmonic minor scale is a _____________ triad.

      27. The triads built on the fifth and sixth scale degrees of a harmonic minor scale are _____________ triads.

After finishing the

Diatonic Triads

lesson, click the

Return to previous page

link at the bottom left of the screen.
Click the

Lessons

pull down menu.
Go to

Roman Number Analysis

    “.

Fill in the following blanks:

      28. When analyzing music, each diatonic triad is identified by a __________ _________.

      29. __________ different types of roman numerals exist – one for each triad type.

      30. Major triads are represented with a _________-____________ roman numeral.

      31. Minor triads are represented with a _________-____________ roman numeral.

      32. Diminished triads are represented with a _______-___________ roman numeral and a _______ sign.

      33. Augmented triads are represented with a _______-___________ roman numeral and a _______ sign.

      34. You know a triad is in first inversion when you see a __________ after the roman numeral.

      35. You know a triad is in second inversion when you see a ___________ after the roman numeral.
      Go to

http://library.thinkquest.org/15413/theory/chords.htm Answer the following questions:

      36. How many types of triad inversions are there?

      37. What is the sign for a first inversion triad?

      38. What is the sign for a second inversion triad?

      39. If a triad is inverted three times, what position is the triad in?

      40. Do all chord types have a specific of roman numeral symbol?

      41. What is the symbol that indicates an augmented triad when using roman numerals?

      42. What is the symbol that indicates a diminished triad when using roman numerals?

      43. Can inversions be altered?

      44. How do we show that a note has been altered in a triad?

    45. What does a slash through a standard (Arabic) number mean?

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