MAJOR /MINOR KEYS RELATIONSHIP
Basic 9 / JSS 3
The pupils have previous knowledge of
Key signature with sharps and flats: Major keys with sharps , major keys with flats.
MAJOR /MINOR KEYS RELATIONSHIP
Behavioural objectives :
At the end of lesson, pupils should be able to:
- Define key signature
- List types of key signatures
- Say the functions of key signature
- Write out the relationship between the major and minor keys
- Wall charts
- Related Online Video
- Flash Cards
Methods of Teaching:
- Class Discussion
- Group Discussion
- Asking Questions
- Role Modelling
- Role Delegation
- Scheme of Work
- Online Information
- 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
TOPIC: MAJOR /MINOR KEYS RELATIONSHIP
CONTENT: Major /Minor keys relationship
SUB-TOPIC 1: MAJOR /MINOR KEYS RELATIONSHIP
There are three possible relationships between major and minor keys:
– A major key and its relative minor key have the same key signature. For example, C major and A minor share the same key signature (no sharps or flats).
– A major key and its parallel minor key have the same tonic. For example, C major and C minor both have the tonic C.
– A major key and its relative major key have the same tonic. For example, A minor and C major both have the tonic C.
Every major key has a minor key related to it and it is called the relative minor of the major key.
The major keys and their minor relatives share the same key-signatures. This means that every key signature represents two keys, the major key and its relative minor key.
The difference between the two is their tonic notes. While the tonic for the major is “doh”, the minor uses lah as its tonic. the relative minor key of a major key lies three steps(three semitones) below the major key.eg drmfsltd (major scale) while l t d r m f s l (minor scale).
Key C major…………..A minor
G major………………..E minor
F major……………….D minor.
B flat…………………….G minor.
E flat……………………… C minor.
A flat………………………F minor.
MUSICAL WORD MEANING
Moderato At a moderate pace
Allegretto Moderately quick (slightly slower than Allegro)
Allegro Quick, reasonably fast
Vivace Lively and animate
Presto Very quick
1 Write the relative major keys of the followings major keys, F major, A major, D major, B flat major and E flat major.
2 What is the difference between major keys and their relative minor keys.
The topic is presented step by step
The class teacher revises the previous topics
He introduces the new topic
The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the need arise
1. What is a major key?
2. What is a minor key?
3. What is the relationship between a major key and its relative minor key?
4. What is the relationship between a major key and its parallel minor key?
5. What is the relationship between a major key and its relative major key?
The class teacher wraps up or concludes the lesson by giving out a short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.
The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.
He or she makes the necessary corrections when and where the needs arise.
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