In Stage E students should learn about chord IV, and what “primary chords” are, explicitly the primary chords of the following keys:
- C major
- G major
- D major
- F major
- A minor
- D minor
The should also learn what Alberti bass is and get ample experience of playing pieces with this feature in.
- Introduce chord IV in a key they are confident in. Ask the student to work out chord IV of other keys for themselves.
- You might like to introduce the pattern of chords (major/minor etc.). chords in these scales.
- When students have been introduced to Alberti bass, encourage them to spot these patterns in new pieces they encounter.
- Explore the harmony of the student’s pieces with them, and encourage them to identify the primary chords.