This is an effective exercise/exploration/experiment for everyone, but if you are a teacher, this works especially well for kids & groups.
Chord train implies a constant sound [we can jam/keep going endlessly], with relative ease and cool sounds; plus, we are working with two adjacent strings [string couplet], so these can be thought of, or described as, tracks. For another layer of meaning, for students, we can choose one or more of the sounds and create a doppler effect – a bell – [or other shapes] with dynamics.
In this session series, similar to the Playing Tones Against E & Em session, we are creating sounds and determining whether they are tense [dissonant] or agreeable [consonant]. We make sonic judgments. Thumbs up? Down? Even the downs, in context & usage, can sound right.
There are different ways of describing and viewing the sonic entities we are working with, but all of our ears hear the chords about the same [consonance/dissonance].
Let’s get going on this.