Professor Majorchord is the Kidsongs Kids' wacky music teacher who loves music. Majorchord first appeared in Kidsongs Play Along Songs. In the episode, Professor Majorchord's Music Lesson, Professor Majorchord explains that an orchestra is a band with 4 sections: the strings, the brass, the percussion and the woodwind instruments. In the end, Professor Majorchord gave Mark Humphrey his Drum lesson first. He is portrayed by Sloan Fischer. In Kidsongs: Musical Mystery, he is voiced by an unknown voice actor. Professor Majorchord appeared later as a main footage in The Kidsongs Television Show. Majorchord is the world's notable music leader.
Personality and Traits
Professor Majorchord is loving, kind, and good to students of music (whom he calls them "young musicians"). He is always nice to give anybody any music lesson that he gives him/her. He is the headmaster and owner of his Academy of Music. Professor Majorchord would always say that "the playing side is better than the studying side". Professor Majorchord would always write letters to fans who have ideas or in need of help. In the end of writing a letter to a fan, he would always sign his name, after "Best Regards,". Professor Majorchord would always call anyone in the world. Majorchord is friendly-like and helpful and a wise-cracker. He is the De Facto leader of his Harmonious Orchestra. He would always say "Good Morning, Young Musicians", every morning. He would call a female, "Young Lady" or a male, "Young Man". It was revealed by Megan, in Professor Majorchord's Music Lesson, that he gave music lessons to a girl named Jane for a very long time. He is optimistic and is always giving anyone tour of his home. He is headmastered and polite always to his students and his friends, including Pierre Of Paris. Professor Majorchord speaks in a lisp. Majorchord will sometimes bump into somebody, of not watching wherever he is going (for example, in Kidsongs Play Along Songs, Professor Majorchord bumped into Dr. Smithsonian before he said good morning to her.). He admires Dr. Smithsonian in particular and has a love crush on her. He would always have songs to make someone happy, even when someone is down.
Professor Majorchord has pale skin, brown hair and green eyes and wears spectacles and a graduation souvenir with a yellow tassle on his head and a black conductor's coat with colorful musical notes on them and a saxaphone on the back of his coat. He wears a pink shirt (long sleeved) and a rainbow-squared vest underneath the coat and inside his coat were minimized instruments. He also wears a pair of pink and purple flanned pants. In 2015, Professor Majorchord had later appearances: In addition, Professor Majorchord sports a music badge on his coat, instead of a rainbow-squared vest, he sports a blue vest with musical notes. His yellow tassle on his graduation souvenir becomes gold-colored. His graduation hat on his head becomes upgraded with light up color with emotion he expresses.
- Kidsongs Play Along Songs (first appearance in Kidsongs)
- Professor Majorchord's Music Lesson (final appearance in Kidsongs)
Kidsongs: Play Along Songs
Kidsongs: Play Along Songs was released on August 1st, 1993, and Professor Majorchord debuted in the video alongside Fooba Wooba John, Dr. Smithsonian, Pierre of Paris and the Kidsongs Kids. In the video, Professor Majorchord takes the kids on a musical journey around town, which includes, introducing Jonathan (Fooba Wooba John) to them, going on a train ride, meeting Pierre of Paris, meeting Dr. Smithsonian, playing percussion instruments and visiting Rebecca Andreassen (daughter of Vicki Andreassen and sister of Tyler Andreassen), who had a very bad cold. In the end, Professor Majorchord and the Kidsongs Kids done a finale.
The Kidsongs Television Show (PBS version)
In the episode, Professor Majorchord's Music Lesson, Professor Majorchord says that an orchestra was a band with four sessions: the Strings, the Woodwinds, the Brass and the Percussion Instruments. When he is asked by Melanee Anne Shale to teach them about music on the show, Professor Majorchord said, "You darn tootin', I can!" and he met Mark Humphrey, who wasn't a student of music and at Question Time, Professor Majorchord shows Janet all the instruments in 4 sessions and he also explains that all musical sounds are created through vibrations. In the end, Professor Majorchord gives Mark Humphrey his first Drum Lesson on Saturday at 10:30 am.
Kidsongs: Musical Mystery
Professor Majorchord appeared as computer voice over in Kidsongs Musical Mystery. In this computer game, Professor Majorchord is having a concert tonight, but discovers that all the instruments were missing! In the gameplay with Billy or Ruby, Professor Majorchord cannot find his baton. and when his baton is found on something, Professor Majorchord was so happy that he can conduct a song. In the end of the gameplay, his concert was a smashing sucess!
About Professor Majorchord
Like any other music teachers, Professor Majorchord is the De Facto leader of a music class.
Professor Majorchord's Quotes
- "Good morning, students!"
- "Welcome to the world renowned Professor Majorchord's..that's me! Academy of Music!"
- "Nonsense. There's an instrument for everybody. Here, try this triangle."
- "Splendiferous! Now, let's try this cowbell."
- "I thought my students should meet you. Young musicians, this man with the tuba is Fooba Wooba John, a very fellow musician".
- "Magnificent horns and fabulous woodwinds, exotic percussion instruments and vibrant strings".
- "Rhythm, harmony, melody, conducting or composition?"
- "Yes, young lady. We do. An orchestra is comprised with four sections: the strings, the woodwinds, the brass and the percussion instruments."
- "Children, the adventure continues. I think we should drop on Monsieur Pierre. He's both an artiste and a musician."
- "Would it be possible to take a moment and teach the children that French music?"
- "Now another percussion instrument is a tambourine. Part of what makes a tambourine so much fun, are these little cymbals around the edges (shakes the tambourine and puts it down) Now, Cymbals are also percussion instruments..And we know that because...(cymbals crashing)
- "I'm taking my fine musicians out into the world today, as we continue the study of music".
- "Ooh, perhaps you know some songs that combine science and music?"
- "How about a song to cheer you up?"
- "Students, let's work on our percussion instruments. Lauren, why don't you lead your fellow musicians in the Chickie Chickie Beat?"
- "How are you feeling, Rebecca?"
- "Good morning, young musicians. Have you been practicing your French horn, Katie?"
- "Are you a student of music?"
- "Huh, it looks like we have to remedy this immediately. Which instrument would you like to try?"
- "You're darn tooting I can!"
- "OK, now let me see --oh yes! I can fit you in at 10:30 on Saturday, for your first drum lesson."
- " Hi, kids! This is Professor Majorchord. Thanks for helping me and all the other musicians find our instruments. Wherever you go, click around. When an instrument pops up, click on it to store in the yellow box in the corner of the screen. Then, click on a musician on the log stu. When all eight musicians have their instruments, you won. If you want to see where you are, or how many musicians still need their instruments, click at the bottom of the screen. Good luck!"
- "There is one thing that I'm very serious about at my school of music: and that is that everyone must have a wonderful time!"
- "Nah, you can use mine."
- "A very astute observation, Janet, yes. All musical sounds are created through vibrations."
- Professor Majorchord was the only character who appeared in two Kidsongs shows.
- Professor Majorchord never appeared with Billy, Ruby or Freckles in Biggleland.
- Along with Pierre of Paris, Dr. Smithsonian and Fooba Wooba John, Professor Majorchord was the only Kidsongs Character in Kidsongs: Play Along Songs.
- Professor Majorchord only appeared in The Kidsongs TV Show episode, Professor Majorchord's Music Lesson, where he met Mark Humphrey II, who wanted drum lessons and shows Janet Veyts all the musical instruments in four sessions. His friend Pierre the Painter appeared in Kidsongs: Season 2: Episode 3: Billy's Tummy Ache, where Billy suffers from eating too much candy.
- It revealed that Professor Majorchord gives students music lessons.
- Also, Professor Majorchord has a schedule book where he looks up music lessons for his students.
- It also revealed that Professor Majorchord cuddles with his favorite blanket when he goes to bed.
- Before Majorchord debuted in Kidsongs Play Along Songs, Professor Quackenbush debuted in Kidsongs Very Silly Songs
- In Kidsongs: Billy Biggle's Favorite Songs, it was mentioned that Majorchord and Billy Biggle love trains.
- After Sloan Fischer's death, Patrick Thomas O'Brien, who played Mr. Dewey from Saved by the Bell and Uncle Stretch from Stuart Little, took over as Professor Majorchord and Professor Quackinbush.
- Professor Majorchord speaks in a Soundalike lisp and a Delta-Music lisp.
- Professor Majorchord's love interest is Dr. Smithsonian and has a musical crush on her and admires her in particular.
- When Professor Majorchord goes to bed, he cuddles with a blanket and when he has trouble sleeping, he counts sheep to help him sleep.
- Professor Majorchord's favorite color is purple.
- Professor Majorchord's favorite song is Tomorrow is a Dream Away.
- In the Kidsongs Musical Mystery computer game, Professor Majorchord has a Southern accent.
Toylines and ActiMates Products
Professor Majorchord, along with the Biggles, Billy and Ruby Biggle and Freckles Biggle, will be introduced in as ActiMates Interactive doll with a Microsoft: ActiMates tv transmitter and computer transmitter. He will also interact with musical instruments, and say phrases like, "Hi, kids! My name is Professor Majorchord. Come and make music with me!", "I love music!", "This is the best part ever!", "I love playing music with you.", "You're my best musician buddy.", or "Come dance with Billy and Ruby!". In the ActiMates video/DVD version, with the DVD from Kidsongs: We Love Music (known as Professor Majorchord's Music Lesson), he interacts with the episode with phrases like, "Yay! The show is starting!", "I love this part!", "I remember this part.", "What instrument do you play? Do you know?", "I love to play the trumpet, do you?", or "See ya! Bye! Thanks for watching this show with me!" or even 78 more phrases and can even sing-along to the Kidsongs music from the videos and DVDs. Professor Majorchord also talks to viewers and interacts with the Kidsongs Musical Mystery computer game.