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
Music Theory Review: Chords
WebQuests can be fun and engaging ways to review concepts. This musical WebQuest includes thirty-five fill in the blank and ten short answer questions, which learners complete through Internet use. Upper graders complete this exercise to...
10th - 11th 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
Students review the 4/4 and 2/4 time signatures in music. In this music theory lesson, students review basic music theory, experiment with electronic sounds, and create their own musical performance using instruments made from materials...
5th - 6th 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
Consonance and Dissonance Activities
Hone those musical ears to identify consonance and dissonance in music being played live or on a recording. Learners will work through four activities where they will listen to consonant and dissonant notes being played first by the...
K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Tetrachords and Major scales
Students explore and analyze the structure of a tetrachord and major scales along with their origins and functions in music. They recognize tetrachords and major scales in the context of the music they are practicing at this point in...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts