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How do you teach modulation?

Discussion in 'Music' started by fuzzycat, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. fuzzycat

    fuzzycat New commenter

    As the title says really - need some inspiration for teaching modulation to a group of just-learning-to-read-music Year 10s, mainly rockers. Any ideas? (other than the up a semitone - down a fifth pop-song approach, or the just start a new section in the relative minor classical approach!)
  2. silverfern

    silverfern New commenter

    Circle of 5ths...?
    First key... perfect cadence, perfect cadence, perfect cadence... New key!
    Eg. Music in B major... perfect cadence into E major... A major... D major... G major... C major! Then off you go on your merry way in C major.
  3. jonowen

    jonowen Occasional commenter

    try "In the Mood" - dead easy. Start in C - get some pupils to play root notes of the 3 chords, you play A7, then straight into D and get other pupils to play root notes of new key. Get them round the piano and see how you modulate. I think to "model" for pupils really does help and lots+lots+lots of practice is essential.
    Good luck!

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