Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Snowman Chord Progression Chart

The snowman is indeed very popular in MYC and I'm sure my fellow MYC colleagues will be very familiar with this chart. Students are introduced to primary chords with cute little stories of snowmen and the chart above provides a visual progression of the chords when harmonizing scales. I'm planning to decorate my studio with colorful  charts (with this being the first) and a gallery showcasing the students in the 2011-2012 musical year. 
I'm glad to share this printable if anyone is interested in adding to their studio decoration or  teaching aid collection. I also have this saved in jpeg format for use with the Whiteboard app on the ipad - check under iPad resources. The turquoise bar provides some space for students to write the letter names of the scales or practice chord letter names on a given key. Enjoy!

8 comments:

  1. Super Cute! Could you explain what the "Nosey" refers to?

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  2. Heidi, I apologize I took for granted that this chart would make sense to all :) The IV chord's nickname is "nosey snowman" as the story goes with Mr.Snowman stretching his head and body "a step" to look over the fence!
    Hopes this explains:)
    I've included an additional printable without the nicknames, hopefully it would then be more usable:)

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  3. Thank you--things like this are so much more memorable for my students. I am not sure if I can get away with snowmen in July...but I will sure use it for christmas songs (which are mostly primary chords anyway!)
    Michael Hemsworth @ NewSongs

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  4. Thanks for the kind words Michael, I appreciate your comments. I'm glad you will find some use with this chart.

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  5. Thanks Wendy again for your hard work. I was just wondering, is there any way for us to print your work without going to scribd.com ? Was just wondering since they are asking me to upload or pay a small fee in order to download. Thanks so much !!!

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  6. Thanks for letting me know Susan, I have updated the links on the printables page so you can now access the pdf files directly :)

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  7. Ty Wendy :) Just want you to know that your creations are a hit in my studio !! You are sooooo very much appreciated....

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  8. Thanks Susan, so glad you like them......:)

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