Which are the most useful chords?

In this lesson you will learn about primary chords and how these can be used to harmonise melodies. You will explore how to play chords in syncopated rhythms, and learn how to harmonise your own melody.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

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Q1.How can you work out a triad on a keyboard?

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Q2.What are the pitches of an G major triad?

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Q3.Where does reggae originate from?

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Q4.What does this symbol mean?

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Q5.What does this symbol mean?

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Q6.Which is the off beat? '1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and'

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Q7.What is the chord rhythm called in reggae music?

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Q8.What chord and instrument does this show?

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Q9.What is a typical reggae chord sequence?

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Q10.What effect do off beat chords have on reggae music?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Question 8

Question 9

Question 10

Q1.How can you work out a triad on a keyboard?

1/10

Q2.What are the pitches of an G major triad?

2/10

Q3.Where does reggae originate from?

3/10

Q4.What does this symbol mean?

4/10

Q5.What does this symbol mean?

5/10

Q6.Which is the off beat? '1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and'

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Q7.What is the chord rhythm called in reggae music?

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Q8.What chord and instrument does this show?

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Q9.What is a typical reggae chord sequence?

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Q10.What effect do off beat chords have on reggae music?

10/10

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Quiz:

Which are the most useful chords?

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Q1.What are the three most useful chords called?

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Q2.What are the numbers of the primary triads?

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Q3.What are the primary triads in roman numerals?

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Q4.What is this chord?

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Q5.What are the three primary chords in C major?

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Q6.What does syncopated mean?

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Q7.What is a scale?

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Q8.What is a semitone?

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Q9.Which of these is a semitone? Use the keyboard to help you.

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Q10.Which of these is a semitone? Use the keyboard to help you.

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Which are the most useful chords?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Question 8

Question 9

Question 10

Q1.What are the three most useful chords called?

1/10

Q2.What are the numbers of the primary triads?

2/10

Q3.What are the primary triads in roman numerals?

3/10

Q4.What is this chord?

4/10

Q5.What are the three primary chords in C major?

5/10

Q6.What does syncopated mean?

6/10

Q7.What is a scale?

7/10

Q8.What is a semitone?

8/10

Q9.Which of these is a semitone? Use the keyboard to help you.

9/10

Q10.Which of these is a semitone? Use the keyboard to help you.

10/10

Lesson summary: Which are the most useful chords?

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