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Music Theory Worksheets lie at the heart of what we do as High School Music Educators. There are an enormous number of teaching strategies available to high school music teachers using a whole lot of "new" technologies but the fact is that the paper and pencil are still the most useful tools that an educator has when imparting knowledge or assessing understanding in our music students.
The Music Theory Worksheets that make up our download are concerned with the "nuts and bolts" of teaching music in a modern high school. The harmonic and melodic elements of music. Naming notes correctly, scale construction, how chords are formed and the theory that underpins common harmonic systems (keys etc). If our high school students cannot be helped to understand those three elements then we will have failed as music educators. It really is as simple as that.
It cannot be overstated that the ability to understand how notes are assigned the "correct" letter name is the essential first step to understanding music theory.If our students do not feel confident enough to assign names to notes correctly then they will struggle more than they need to with every other aspect of music theory.
We provide a series of worksheets designed to help students to come to terms with the most basic but important concept associated with developing a working understanding of music theory (that some pitches can be assigned only one letter name while others can be given either of two letter names depending on the circumstances). When they understand how notes are named then they are ready to move on to a study of the two intervals ("whole step" and "half step") that combine to allow the construction of Major and minor 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 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? They feature "support" to the novice in terms of graphics feturing scale formulae and piano keyboards etc
You also get Thirteen letter sized music theory 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?