Music Theory Revision Worksheets
Music Theory Revision with Worksheets
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FREE Music Theory Revision Worksheet on Note Naming
The ability to name notes correctly is an absolute "must have" skill for any music student. If they are not secure in this then all knowledge more advanced than this will be difficult or even impossible to develop
Music Theory Revision Diagnostic Test
Music theory revision is a vital part of preparing students for examinations. It does not matter which examination board are setting the paper the bottom line is that our students (and us-lets face it?) are judged on what they know about notes, scales and chords. If they can name notes correctly and have a "joined up" functional knowledge of intervals, scales, chords and keys then we will have done our job with regard to preparing them for graded music theory exams.
Music Theory Revision Worksheets are a great way of targeting particular weaknesses. Used thoughtfully these worksheets provide a way of "customising" revision packages for individual students and offer a more effective way of addressing problem areas than the more usual "one size fits all" method of simply going through past exam papers.
When running sessions based around revising music theory (without wishing to state the obvious) there are a number of commonly encountered problems or situations. The most basic of these is that some students need a shed load of revision across a whole range of topics while others basically have a handle on the whole thing and really do not require too much of our help (they would be using their time most usefully just working away on as many past examination papers as they can)?
How do we run a revision session that will be of use to all of the students in our group?
The materials in the download provide a simple “two stage” solution to this problem that should allow your classroom sessions to be more productive in the lead up to external music theory examinations.
When talking to students who don’t “get” music theory we often (and quite reasonably on the face of it) ask them which elements of the subject area they don’t understand. They then haltingly tell us that they have trouble remembering scales or chord theory and then based on what they tell us we try to come up with some kind of plan on the spot that will get them to where they need to be. A problem with this approach is that students who are struggling with music theory can not be expected to reliably inform us of precisely what it is that they don’t understand (after all they don’t understand it?)
A student struggling with chord construction can be forgiven for not realising that their inability to identify the notes of a D major chord really stems from the fact that they can not reliably name the notes of a D major Scale (which would provide instant access to the names of the notes of the D Chord).
Someone who can’t tell us which notes combine to make up the D Major Scale is really letting us know that they are not secure in their knowledge of the sequence of whole-step and half-step intervals that combine to make up any Major Scale. Learners who do not understand intervals of a whole-step and a half-step are actually displaying a weakness with regard to the correct naming of notes. We know this (if we think about it) but they cannot be expected to (thats our job?)
The materials in this download contain twenty quick music theory tests (ten at a basic level dealing with basic Major and minor scales and chords and another ten aimed at more advanced students which use 7th chords etc)
If we start a revision session by asking our students to complete one (or more) of these music theory “mini exams” we should be able to quickly identify areas in which they are struggling and then from there, come up with a set of targeted resources (handouts and worksheets from the download) designed to address the root causes of their confusion.
By this process of “working backwards” through the sequence of music theory topic areas it is possible to identify objectively at which stage in the process a student started to “lose touch” with the study of music theory. When that stage has been identified then it is a relatively simple process to use the materials in the download in order to compile a set of revision materials (worksheets and handouts etc) relevant to each individual student from your class group.
Music Revision Worksheets
This site has a whole load of worksheets that you can download and select from to tailor revision packages for individual students designed to address their own particular weaknesses
Below you can see an infographic which describes how a teacher might use our materials to take students from a point where they have no functional "joined up" understanding of how music theory works to a place where they "Get It!"
When they have applied themselves to the material dealt with in the ten steps outlined below then they will be ready to study Blues Scales and will not find them difficult
There is more to this than just Music Theory Revision though......?
Printable PDF Music Theory Revision Worksheets to download to a memory stick, tablet, or phone
The music theory worksheets have been designed so as to introduce basic principles and then to test and reinforce understanding of those principles. The music worksheets and handouts give classroom music teachers (and even private instrumental teachers) a simple, flexible and powerful resource to assist in the development of a functional understanding of the principles that govern music theory.
The worksheets are not specific to a particular style of music, key stage or exam syllabus. They are concerned with developing a working knowledge of music theory
When downloaded you can print these invaluable music education and revision resources straight from the hard drive of your computer or drop the files onto a memory stick or even a phoneand then take them into your school or college for photocopying etc. Whatever suits the way you work? Any way you choose you can be sure that for the rest of your teaching career you will always have access to first class music theory and revision worksheets.
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