This is more advanced, but maybe your school's music teacher (or a YouTube backing track) can assist with some common chord
progressions to help students transform a ballad into a song (Try the chords--C, Am, F, G [1, 6m, 4, 5]- or if you want a more intense sound for telling a story, Am, C, G, G [6m, 1, 5, 5] repeated three times, then G, G back to Am [5, 5, 6m]).
Pointing to the measure with the overlooked harmonic event, I inquire, "What's happening here?" Since my students start to learn chord progressions in the elementary levels, Tom can more or less identify common chord
names and functions when asked, but that doesn't necessarily mean such knowledge (still primarily intellectual in nature) automatically informs his listening and playing without some prodding.
Adventure is not just the common chord
that binds them.
But when talking to my peer group at other vendors, co-marketing seems to strike a common chord
,co-marketing with partners is quite a herculean task.
Give him a common chord
progression, and he'll create a crusade out of it.
According to the liner notes, the piece seeks to explore--and to evoke to its audience--programmatic scenes that will strike a common chord
, yet resonate differently for each listener.
His arrival on the art scene turned out to be a sensational event collectors soon found a common chord
with the women in his painting, the luxuriant strokes and the traditional images.
At the same time, Hartman describes the somber experiences of Diasporan Blacks and the apathy of Ghanaians at sites of slavery: "We were encouraged to mourn because it generated revenue, but our grief struck no common chord
of memory, no bedrock of shared sentiment" (171).
Their music doesn't necessarily sound Jewish, so what is the common chord
between Jewish composers and their disproportionate success in the film industry if the connection isn't audible?
News of Barbaro's death on Monday, after a battle lasting eight months and involving 20 surgical procedures, spread quickly and struck a common chord
of sadness around the racing world.
Cheshire playwright Tim Firth is a man who does know about these things - his parents and grandparents were all teachers - and his television comedy, The Flint Street Nativity, struck a common chord
with viewers when screened in 1999.
Backed by the wistful strings of the John Scott Trotter Orchestra, Crosby's melancholy yet hopeful rendering of "I'll Be Home for Christmas" struck a common chord
among Americans during a holiday season that arrived two years into a world war whose end was nowhere in sight.