Unit D12 – Chords and Harmony

Students should learn the tonic triads and the broken chords of the keys and scales they’ve learned:

  • G major
  • D major
  • F major
  • A minor
  • D minor

They should also be able to identify chords I and V in the keys of the pieces that they play.


  • Include tonic triads and broken chords as part of a warm up or before pieces in relevant keys.
  • Ask students to identify chords I and V in their pieces (make sure they have established the key of the piece first).