Hey Teachers! Check out these free music theory resources (Part I)

I’m constantly on the prowl for free downloads of basic music theory worksheets to supplement my students’ own theory workbooks.

Here’s my current list:

Fun and Learn Music:  This website has about 30 or so free worksheets geared for elementary students.  Areas include generic interval training, rhythm, whole steps/half steps, hand and finger recognition, flats and sharps, and note naming.  The note naming is useful because it is broken down into positions so you can assign students working on Middle C position worksheets that will specifically and only cover those notes.    Worksheets are available for print in color.  Only criticism is that the sheets have “FUN AND LEARN MUSIC” printed very large over the entire worksheet – it might prove vaguely distracting for some students.  Image

Opus Music Worksheets:  Has 12 free worksheets on beginning music theory.  Each worksheet has lesson in it.  These worksheets are more suited to the older learner as they are more dense and have no graphics or games – they are straightforward question – answer style.  I do however use these worksheets on occasion with my younger students where none other will suit.

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Lawrence University Gene Biringer’s Home Page:  Worksheets appropriate to learn fundamentals, designed for use by college students.  In addition to basics, covers more advanced topics such as modes, transposition, identification of seventh chords, and identification of triads in major and minor keys.

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Susan Paradis:  free resources designed for children.  Includes color graphics.  Also includes holiday themed worksheets.

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Color in My Piano:  Has some really good stuff, but the website is organized in a way that makes it a little difficult to navigate.  Worth the trouble however.  You can even find a music instruments workbook that is really good for group lessons with young students.

To be continued . . .

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3 responses to “Hey Teachers! Check out these free music theory resources (Part I)

  1. Hi,

    I’m James from Fun and Learn Music.

    Thanks for the link and the review. We have over 150 downloadable worksheets now.

    Just a clarification about the FALM logo on our worksheets. It is a watermark, and should print out very lightly in the background, not as dark as you show in your image above. I would very much like to talk with you about how you downloaded the worksheets so that I can make sure to fix that. I agree, it ruins the whole aesthetic of the worksheet.

    Thanks again.

    James.

  2. Hey James. If you would like to contact me, you can fill out a contact us form at my website: http://www.neworleanspianoteacher.com/contact-us.php
    (Sorry! Don’t want to give out my email so publicly!)

  3. Victoria Graves

    Thank you for this awesome list! I also have trouble finding websites for younger beginners (under 10) and this was so helpful.

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