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Major and Minor Guessing Game!

Oct 20, 2022

Can you tell the difference between music that is written in a major key and music that is written in a minor key?  Elizabeth and Forte introduce the concept of major and minor by singing a few different songs so you can guess if the song is in major or minor? 

This activity, and all the songs we share come from our Autumn All Around music course that can be found inside our All Access Membership and our Four Seasons curriculum.

We also share clips from some familiar classical pieces and try to identify if the piece is in a major key or a minor key.  Try your hand at this fun musical game!

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We shared excerpts from the following classical pieces in this vide:

  • Peter’s Theme played the strings from “Peter and the Wolf,” by Prokofiev.
  • The Wolf’s Theme played by the horns from” Peter and the Wolf,” by Prokofiev.
  • Fossils, from “Carnival of the Animals” by Saint-Saëns.
  • In the Hall of the Mountain King, by Grieg
  • Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Bach.

To listen to a companion activity to this one, make sure to listen to Episode 30 of our podcast where Forte the Lion and Ms. Elizabeth continue talking about this concept.


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