Are you ready to learn some music theory while indulging in a sweet treat? In this exercise, we'll be building 3 chords: A Major, G Major, and F minor. But there's a twist – we'll be using an ice cream theme to make the exercise even more fun and engaging!
To get started, grab the images below and print them out. These colorful ice cream scoops represent the notes we'll be working with.
Begin by arranging the scoops in the order of the chord you want to build. For example, to build an A Major chord, you would stack the scoops in the order of A, C#, and E from the top. Do the same to create the G Major and F minor chords.
Next up, it's time to tackle the bonus question. There's 1 ice cream scoop left over after creating the 3 chords: B flat. If we were to replace another scoop of ice cream with this one, what minor chord could be formed?
The answer is...G minor! If you replace the green "B" scoop in the G Major chord with the leftover scoop (the yellow "B flat"), you'll have a complete B flat minor chord.
Now that you've completed the exercise, it's time to check your answers. Use the images below to verify that you've built the chords correctly!
The ice cream chords exercise is a fun and creative way to learn about music theory. By using an ice cream theme, we've made the exercise more engaging and memorable. So, the next time you're craving a sweet treat, why not indulge in some music theory too?
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