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Music Theory Worksheets


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Music Theory Worksheets: FREE Scale Spelling Handout


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Teaching Music Theory?


Music Theory specialists need two things to teach the subject properly? In the first instance they require a plan and secondly they need the resources (music theory worksheets etc) that will help them to see that plan to fruition?

You can download and print 300 high quality music theory worksheets and handouts to print, photocopy and use in your classroom over and over again (year upon year) for less than the price of a single conventional paper based textbook.

This material is way more useful than a music theory book for the simple reason that you can't print a single page from a book at the press of a button?






Understanding Music Theory



Sometimes music theory can be made more complicated than it needs to be for our students from the get go because they are expected to develop an understanding of concepts that they do not yet understand (scales, chords, key'signatures etc) using a language that they do not (yet?) speak (notated music)
The reality is that many of our students (Rock guitar players spring to mind for some reason?) are very musical but because their passion is not for classical or "formal" musical forms then they have not needed to (or have been able to "bypass") the study of how music works from a theoretical standpoint?
The materials in this package are designed with a modern classroom in mind. They are designed so as to be used to take students of music theory from the point where they have no meaningful "joined up" understanding of harmonic and melodic concepts and conventions to a place where they just "get it" (whatever their "entry level" behaviours and capabilities).


Follow this link to get to go to a very first music theory lesson plan (some of the handouts and music theory worksheets are shown further down this page )


Or you could click the image below to download a PDF containing a whole bunch of lesson plans designed to take students from a situation where they have no functional understanding of muisic theory to one where they can construct all Major and minor scales and triads?

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There are free examples of our music theory worksheets available from just about every page of this website so that you can get an idea of how our materials may be able to make your teaching easier and better?

Just click on the graphic below to download and print 5 Free samples of our worksheets to use in your lessons irrespective of whether or not you decide to buy our materials



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Click the image above to download a file containing several FREE music theory worksheets from our range. This is not only free stuff for you but also allows you see how simple the download and print process will be should you choose to buy our product?

There is no "site license" and no subscription fees on a "per student" basis (or whatever?). Life is complicated enough. It's jsimply a case of buy our stuff if you think it could make your life easier and your teaching better? After that you just use it in your music lessons for the rest of your life (at a cost of less than six cents per music worksheet we reckon thats a pretty good price)?

The material on this site is designed to help you to get students from a point where they have little or no understanding of "how music works" to a position where they are able to understand the the principles behind all of the scales, chords and harmonic systems that they are likely to encounter whilst studying music.

If the material presented here were to take the form of a book it would perhaps be three times as expensive and half as useful (after all you can't print the pages of a book as often as you like at the touch of a button)?



Teaching Music Theory with Worksheets (an overview)


To understand music theory in a meaningful way our students need to be aware of the "nuts and bolts" of it? The Scales chords and harmonic systems common to all western music.

If your students get to understand the following........

How to develop an understanding of whole and half step intervals (vital before studying scales)

How to construct any Major Scale by using Music theory Worksheets?

How to construct any Minor Scale?

How to construct any Major Triad?

How to construct any Minor (or diminished) Triad?

What are key Signatures and How do they work?

How to construct any of the four types of 7th Chord?

How to work out which chords are to be found within any given key?....

....then they won't go far wrong in relation to any syllabus or external examination that they are likely to encounter during study at a beginner/intermediate student level?

The idea behind this site is simple. We offer a "one click download" featuring over 300 music theory worksheets and handouts (presented as individual PDF's) dealing with the "nuts and bolts" of music theory that you can print and/or photocopy over and over again?

Some of our materials in more detail...........




Sometimes music theory can be made more complicated than it needs to be for our students from the get go because they are expected to develop an understanding of concepts that they do not yet understand (scales, chords, key'signatures etc) using a language that they do not (yet?) speak (notated music)


Teaching (basic) Music Theory Without Using Notation?


If our students can count up to twelve and can recite the alphabet from A to G then they have already developed the toolkit to understand the melodic and harmonic content of all Western Music?
If this is the case then how come they seem to find it so difficult?

Well maybe we're teaching it wrong?
There is an old Monty Python sketch in which they "proved" that penguins were as intelligent as non English speakers by asking the same questions (in English naturally) of first, a group of penguins and then a collection of people who did not speak English.
Both groups did equally well (or rather equally badly) therefore "proving" that the groups were of equal intelligence?
Ok very funny (or not? I don't know what floats your boat)! but putting the absurdity of the whole thing to one side for a moment it's not really a great deal different to the way that most of our students are introduced to music theory?
All of a sudden they are confronted with a brand new and unfamiliar language which they are requred to understand in order to study a subject which (if topics are introduced in the right sequence) they are already perfectly well equipped to deal with?
Think about it.......

They love music (hopefully)?

They can count to twelve?

They know the alphabet as far as the letter G? What could possibly go wrong?

Well........... how about asking them questions in a language that they cannot speak?


Don't get me wrong, Notation is very important (indeed we have loads of worksheets that require students to work with it but my point is that it should be introduced to our learners at the appropriate point in a programme of study? When they have already developed a framework that allows them to understand the basic theories that underpin harmony and melody (notes and chords)?



Teaching Music Intervals with Worksheets



Correctly Naming Notes

Before we start to teach our music theory students about harmony and melody etc it is vital that they first develop an understanding of the "names" assigned to musical notes.
The first music theory worksheets that we reccomend that you use are designed to simply make learners familiar with the idea that notes have names?

Below is a detail taken from one of our early music theory worksheets (learners write the "correct" name in the circles?) which is designed to help students to realise that every white note has a name while each black note can be assigned one of two names.
music theory worksheets on intervals

Teaching Music Intervals with Worksheets


Having mastered the ability to assign the appropriate name (or names) to any given musical note then it is time for our students to be able to combine sequences of those notes into major (or minor for that matter?) scales.
In order to do this effectively they need to develop a knowledge of "intervals" (perhaps most effectively explained as being the "gap" between two notes?)
At this stage it is not important that all intrervals are covered in one go. All we need to do in order to have our music students progress to the next stage is to have them become familiar with intervals of a half and a whole step?
music theory worksheets on intervals

There are other worksheets (such as the ones shown below) that can be introduced at a later date and which cover intervals and also require learners to provide written notation for the notes identified but in the early stages of study it is enough to ask our students to identify and then name the appropriate pitches?
music theory intervals worksheets


When learners understand these two intervals it is possible to embark upon the study of scale construction.

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Major Scale Construction


In this series of music theory worksheets learners are encouraged to study the intervals (there are eight on each sheet) and to identify the notes on the keyboard. From there they can go on to work out the number of half steps that separate the notes and to provide information relating to the name of the interval. The "W's" and "H's" that you can see between the circles in the detail below relate to the sequence of whole and half step intervals to be found in a major scale.

There are also a series of complementary worksheets using the same scales that feature a musical staff with a treble clef so that (more advanced?) students can work with standard notation if desired

Music Theory Worksheets Major Scales

Scale construction is perhaps the single most important "building block" when it comes to developing an understanding of music theory?
Our very first set of scale construction music theory worksheets which use only letter names and the relevant #'s and b's are provided with the intention that learners can be introduced to musical notation after they have some experience of constructing scales. The worksheets shown above are designed to be used at the point where musical notation is introduced?
A series of sheets featuring the major scale formula, musical staff and a keyboard diagram so that learners can gain experience in the construction of scales with reference to theoretical and visual aids. The scale formulae is presented above a keyboard diagram to help with the construction of Major scales. If you look closely at the picture above you will see that there are also a set of boxes printed above the staff in which students are required to supply the letter name of the note (along with any relevant #'s or b's) Other music theory worksheets in the download feature cover the same ground but with the "cheats" (keyboard diagrams and scale formulae) omitted so that students are obliged to come to rely on their developing knowledge of music theory rather than become "over reliant" on visual aids. By using a mixture of worksheets (some with keyboard diagrams/scale formulae and some without) it is possible to appropriately challenge students with differing levels of ability/prior knowledge within the same session?







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Constructing Triads and Diatonic Puzzles


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A set of music theory worksheets that look at the subject of identifying individual chords and then combining the chord types (major, minor and diminished) to give all seven triads that can be constructed from a single scale and which can therefore be found within a single key




Music Theory Worksheets



Music Theory Tests


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Alongside the music worksheets there are Twenty music theory tests with ten questions/puzzles on each sheet. The first ten look at Major Scales, Minor scales and basic triads whlst the remainder introduce 7th chords and (major and minor) pentatonic scales into the mix.
These test papers can be used for homework or in classroom sessions. They are also ideal for diagnostic or assessment purposes to determine the strengths and weaknesses of particular students.
In addition they also provide an excellent music theory resource for use with substitute teachers when you can't be in the classroom?


A set of music worksheets designed to help your students to understand how to understand, work out, and identify key signatures.


Music Theory Worksheets



Seventh Chord Music Worksheets and Puzzles


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Moving on from triads to 7th chords with an extensive set of resources designed to encourage understanding of the construction of each of the four main types of 7th chord (maj7, m7, m7(b5) and dominant7).

From here the resources go on to look at the the (diatonic) 7th chords found within particular keys. This information is the basis of developing an understanding of jazz forms and sequences and provides an ideal springboard into the exploration of improvisational forms.


Handouts and/or Wallcharts


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Alongside the music theory worksheets you also get to download Thirteen letter sized music education handouts explaining the construction of major, minor, pentatonic and blues scales as well triads and 7th chords etc

These music theory resources can be distributed to students and/or printed and displayed as a source of quick reference for your students on your music classroom wall?







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Printable Music Theory Worksheets


I'm still busy putting the descriptions and graphics togetherfor this new page but hopefully there is enough material above to give you a flavour of the resources?
In addition to the above materials there are a host of similarly styled resources and worksheets covering minor scales and pentatonic scales (major and minor) as well as a whole load of stuff designed to ingrease student's understanding of blues scales etc?

It is not the intention that every student should complete every worksheet. This material is intended to introduce principles and then test and reinforce understanding of those principles. The music worksheets and handouts provide a simple, flexible and powerful resource to music educators and help with the development of a functionable and workable understanding of the principles of music theory.

The worksheets are not specific to a particular style of music or exam syllabus (as the reality is that Bach used the same twelve notes as Charlie Parker?)

Once they have been downloaded you can print these invaluable music education resources straight from the hard drive of your computer or drop the files onto a memory stick and take them into your school or college for photocopying etc. Whatever suits the way you work? Any way you choose you can be sure that for the rest of your teaching career you will always have access to first class music worksheets.
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