Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I, IV and V7 in Red River Valley

When I am sight singing, I find it helpful to look for patterns in the music.  I look for the places where the melody moves by skips and try to relate those notes to chord tones.  In today's lesson you will see how this works with the song "Red River Valley".  I will show you the melodic line along with the chord progression (I, V7, I, IV, V7, I) so that you can begin to recognize when the melody outlines a chord.