Theory Strips Level 1


Theory Strips are short, daily drills designed to reinforce music theory concepts over and over to make sure the student understands and can apply them.  Each strip is only about 3 inches wide, making each exercise seem easier for students, and can be completed in minutes!  See below for details of level 1.

Created by Bonnie Slaughter, NCTM
8.5 x 3.5, 180 pages, Spiral Bound


Ships directly from the publisher.

Concepts in Level 1

Grand Staff
Grand Staff, clefs, key signatures (C,F,G), time signatures, double bar lines, measure, staff, repeat sign, brace, bar lines.  Draw clefs, braces, bar lines, and repeat signs.

Note Names
Notes on keyboard and staff from bass G to treble F.  Sharps, flats, naturals.  Draw line from staff to keyboard.

Identify harmonic and melodic intervals from prime to 5th.

Identify whole and half steps on the keyboard and staff.  Identify major and minor 5-finger patterns and formulas using whole and half steps. Identify tonic and dominant notes.

Name triads on staff by the root note and Roman numerals.

Chord Progressions
Identify primary chord progressions, plagal, and authentic cadences using Roman numerals.

Meter and Rhythm
Name and draw quarter, eighth, half, dotted half, and whole notes. Name and draw quarter, half, dotted half, and whole rests.  Identify time signatures and ties. Add bar lines and missing notes.

Symbols and Terms
Flat, sharp, natural, 8va, fermata, ritardando, piano, forte, a tempo, loco, harmony, melody, legato, staccato

Beats, measures, dynamics, intervals, articulation, time signatures, note values, starting note, ties, slurs, patterns, 5-note scales, triad, AA and AB form, symbols, terms, key signatures for C, F, G.  Draw clefs, brace, repeat signs.

Music History
Keyboard instruments, staff, composer, keyboard geography, folk music, the invention of piano.

Additional information

Weight .6 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 4 × 1 in

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