Teaching Harmony & Chords
It’s easy to see that Beat Blocks represent the linear quality of rhythm, but lets not forget that they also stack vertically. Much like melodies, notes are stacked on top of each other to create scales and harmony, and each melody “block” serves a function within its place. Try out the next few lessons to give your students the opportunity to explore and manipulate melodic qualities. The deeper their understanding of melodic structure, the more tools they have to create!
My new interactive iBook has some lessons you just need to check out regarding melody and harmony.