Check out this great explanation of Trap music on PBS!

PBS has more to offer than you’d think. In this video, you learn the components of a trap beat (and how to emulate) as well as the genre’s history. Great ten minutes to spend!

Free Music Theory Worksheet! Major Key Signature Quiz 1

Here’s a non-fancy music theory worksheet for students learning the circle of 5ths and their key signatures.  It includes only the keys with sharps (i.e. C, G, D, A, E, B, F#, C#). I will create a follow up worksheet that will include the flat keys sometime in the coming weeks. Get the free pdfContinue reading “Free Music Theory Worksheet! Major Key Signature Quiz 1”

Free Music Math Worksheet!

The worksheet is great for students who have done the better part of the Bastien Primer set (through p. 40 of the Lesson Book, to be precise).  I created it in response to requests from my students who really enjoyed this worksheet from MakingMusicFun.net but hadn’t necessarily covered 8th notes yet. The worksheet includes quarter, half,Continue reading “Free Music Math Worksheet!”

Free chord progression chart!

I created this for a student last week who is studying Jazz Theory and thought I’d share it. This chart shows three note voicing for a very common jazz progression ( II7 – V7 – I major 7).  The voice leading comes from Berklee instructor Mark Levine’s The Jazz Piano Book.  I took the exampleContinue reading “Free chord progression chart!”

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, flatsContinue reading “Hey Teachers! Check out these free music theory resources (Part I)”

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