Music Theory Teacher Resources
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Missing the Major Scales 2
Any musician can tell you, you have to know your scales, key signatures, and notes when reading sheet music. Kids are quizzed on major scales and the notes found with in each scale. They fill in the missing notes and identify each scale.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
A Musical Composition Experience
Upper graders having skills in music performance will extend their abilities through creative musical composition. They'll use Finale 2000 to explore facets of music composition, they'll then compose a piece for their instrument in C, F,...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Not Your Grandma's Music: A Lesson in Music History
Students experience and discuss the different musical periods such as Baroque, Classical and Romantic. In this music lesson, students discover musical theory and apply it to the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods. Students will...
2nd - 5th English Language Arts
A Pentatonic Scale Activity
The famous Japanese tune, "Cherry Blooms" was composed using a pentatonic scale. Budding musicians explore the nature and theory behind the pentatonic scale as well as the East Asian music it is commonly used in. Multiple extensions are...
4th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Melodies and Math: Creating Music with Non-Traditional Instruments
Young scholars review the 4/4 and 2/4 time signatures in music. In this music theory instructional activity, students review basic music theory, experiment with electronic sounds, and create their own musical performance using...
5th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts
New Review Music and Math: The Genius of Beethoven
Math will resonate with your young artists and musicians when they learn that a mathematical formula describes a musical sound that is pleasing to our ears. Beethoven uses the certainty of mathematics to convey emotion and creativity. In...
4 mins 7th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Using Numbers to Teach The Major Scale
Students study the numbers to the diatonic major scale using C note as a basis in this standards-based 45 minute instructional activity. Emphasis is placed on singing correct pitch, rhythmic accuracy, and proper breath control.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
How To Play Violin/Fiddle - Violin Basics - G Major Scale/ Left Hand Technique
After watching the violin basics, learn about left hand placement and technique. The close-ups provide a clear view of the player's hands, and he walks us through some notes step-by-step.
5 mins 5th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts