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Free Music Theory Worksheets to Download and Print


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This site is designed to help teachers to get ALL of their music students to develop a "joined up" working knowledge of music theory. The handouts and worksheets below are drawn from various stages of the programme. They can all be used (and are very useful) as a "stand alone" music theory resource but are much more effective when used in the correct sequence as set out in out lesson plans (which you can download from further down this page)

Music Theory: Getting "The Basics" Right

Naming Notes Correctly


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Free Music Theory Worksheet: Note Naming


The free worksheet that you can download by clicking the text above is one that you can use during classroom sessions towards the beginning of a course to ensure that your students
"get the basics right"
The worksheet requires students to provide the correct letter names for notes found under the white keys on a piano. Further worksheets to be introduced at a later stage ask learners to provide both potential letter names for the notes to be found under the black keys. The worksheet does not rely upon notated music (although many other of the worksheets do use notated material).

During the early stages of study (until students understand note names, whole and half step intervals, together with basic scales and chords) notation is not relied upon at all. The logic underpinning this is that for too long we have tried to teach our students a system that they do not currently understand (music theory) in a language that many of them do not (yet) speak (notation)

If our students can count from one to twelve and know the alphabet from A through to G then they already have the tools that they need to "get" music theory.


Basic Intervals


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Free Music Theory Worksheet: Intervals


The intervals worksheet above is drawn from material designed to be presented after students have completed our five worksheets that deal with the intervals of a whole-step and a half-step. There are also a series of worksheets using tones and semitones for (British, Canadian, NZ and Australian?) educators who prefer to use this system. Whole-Step and Half-Step intervals are the only ones that need to be studied in the early stages as they are the only intervals that students are required to have a knowledge of in order to construct Major and minor scales.

Our students need to develop a working knowledge of the intervals (gaps?) that exist between notes. This free printable music theory worksheet is one of a series which looks at intervals in detail.

Learners are asked to identify the two notes on the piano keyboard before going on to enter the correct notes on the staff. From there thay are required to use the diagram to work out how many half steps there are between the lowest and the highest note and to supply the correct name for the interval which features the appropriate number of half steps?

There are really four stages to each question (1: identify the low note? 2:-the high note?, 3:count the half steps?, - 4:name the interval?) which engages the student in solving 32 problems from a single sheet. These sheets are very useful when it comes to "reinforcing" knowledge of music theory as the questions do not have to be asked in a particular sequence (for example it is possible for students who are "weak" with relation to notated music to solve all other parts of the question before using the information that they have generated to help them to fill in the required note heads. etc?


Constructing Scales


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Scale Spelling Handout


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Below is a Free Printable Music Theory Worksheet which invites students to examine the notes that make up major and minor triads and to go on to identify the chords in question. This music theoryworksheet (like all of our resources) can be used in the traditional way during classroom sessions or can be compiled with others to make up "revision booklets" etc. You can also use these materials in order to "stretch" more capable students of music theory while you spend some time helping less able members of the classroom group to get to grips with concepts that they find difficult?


Basic Triads

free music theory worksheet on major and minor chords

Free Major and minor chords worksheet



Music theory Tests

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Free Music Theory Worksheet: Music Theory Test


This free printable music theory worksheet is just one of our series of twenty music theory tests designed to let both you and your students know the "state of play" with regard to their knowledge of theoretical concepts

The questions are designed so that learners will be obliged to think about elements of music theory from a variety of angles. In addition to constructing scales and chords they are asked to look at an existing scale or triad and then to analyse it's component parts.

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Music Lesson Plans

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Music Theory Lesson Plans

The Lesson Plans above are designed to take students from a place where they have no real"joined up" understanding of music theory to a place where they understand basic intervals and how to construct major and minor chords. In addition they will have an understanding of key signatures and harmonic systems.


Free Music Theory Worksheet and Student Progress Tracker

 Free Music Theory Worksheet with student progress tracker

Music Theory Worksheet and Student Progress Tracker

The Music theory Worksheet and progress tracker above provides classroom music teachers with a reliable, quick and simple "diagnostic tool" that can be used to determine the strengths and weaknesses of individual students at the start of a programme of study.
Following the lesson plans and using this test again (along with the "Twenty Music Theory Mini Exams"that make up part of this package) will provide you and your students with hard evidence of progress


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Buy your printable music theory worksheets in complete safety via any major credit card (through paypal) or directly through your paypal account if you have one. If you choose to use a credit card, rest assured that we never see your credit card details as paypal do all of that for us.

When Paypal receive your payment you will be immediately invited to click a

"RETURN TO MERCHANT"button.

You will be taken to a page from where you can download the music theory worksheets and handouts that you have paid for NOW!
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I will check the order and send you the links that will get you to your stuff.
Cheers! Rob!