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Music Theory Worksheets
Teaching Music Theory?
Music education 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 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 book for the simple reason that you can't print a single page from a book at the press of a button?
Many teachers choose to transfer these files to a memory stick so that they can carry just about all of the basic music theory resources and worksheets they will ever need with them wherever they go?
Ten steps to understanding Music Theory?
Topic Breakdown and Lesson Plans
"Why do we try to teach our music students concepts that they do not understand (scales, chords etc) using a language that they do not speak (notation)?"
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)
Or........ Follow this link to get to some more Free Music Theory Lesson Plans
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 you decide to buy our materials
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 ten 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 construct any Major Scale?
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 200 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?
Click the image below 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?
Some of our materials in more detail...........
Major Scales with formula and keyboard diagram
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 music 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?
Teaching Music Intervals with Worksheets
A set of music worksheets that invite students to identify musical intevals. The first worksheet is focussed on helping students to understand intervals of a whole step and a half steps ( crucial concepts with regard to constructing scales)
When learners understand these two intervals it is possible to embark upon the study of 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. There is also a musical staff with a treble clef so that students can work with standard notation if desired
Music Theory Tests
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.
Constructing Triads and Diatonic Puzzles
Seventh Chord Music Worksheets and Puzzles
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
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 on your music classroom wall?
Over 100 More Sheets!
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 worksheetsare 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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