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* Play and sing each line separately first (e.g., G, A, G, G). Use the same finger on the piano when doing so.
Check by how much each part of the chord moves from one chord to the next.
* Play/sing complete chords down from the top note.
* Note the character of each chord (major, minor etc).
* Later, move the first note to the next white note (say, from G to A), and try to play the same progression in a different key. (First example is given). Note which black keys you had to play to make the progression sound right.
* NB: Read triads "down the diagonal" as you sing along.

G    A    G    G
 E    F    D    E
  C    C    B    C
(1 - starting note moved to A
A    B    A    A
 F#   G    E    F#
  D    D    C#   D)

G    G#   A    G    G
 E    E    E    D    E
  C    C    C    B    C

G    A    Ab   G    G    G
 E    F    F    E    D    E
  C    C    C    C    B    C