Level 1, Lesson Book, Pg. 38, Two-Note March
Talk about bringing tonic and dominant to life! What begins as a simple piece expands into ear training and harmonization. All these activities sharpen Emily’s attention, listening skills, and imagination in the most natural, musical way. Changing ranges and tempos shows Emily that tonic and dominant function in all styles. (Note especially how little teacher “explanation” there is.) Because these are tunes she knows, Emily can easily hear and understand how melody and harmony relate.