Ordinary magnets and hand motions can be paired with simple diagrams to become teaching tools for chord concepts: tension-release, harmonic rhythm, secondary dominants, implied harmony and more! Build foundations BEFORE students learn chord terminology; strengthen expression and understanding AFTER.

Jacquie Karash holds music degrees from the University of Michigan, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Dalcroze Certification from Ithaca College. She presented the MTNA session “May the Fourths Be With You: Communicating Music’s Intrinsic Meaning” and received a D. H. Baldwin Fellowship Award for the creative use of technology in teaching. Currently active in online church services, she enjoys retirement with her husband and friends.