Theory Strips Workbooks

$14.99

Available in 10 levels, 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! These books are a great way to help your students prepare for exams such as the MTNA state theory tests.  Answer keys sold separately.

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

Description

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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.

Intervals
Identify harmonic and melodic intervals from prime to 5th.

Scales
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.

Chords
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

Analysis
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.

 

Concepts in Level 2

Staff
Write the order of Sharps & Flats

Note Names
Enharmonic notes to match the keyboard

Intervals
Identify Harmonic and Melodic Intervals 1-8

Scales
5 note scales on Keyboard

Chords
Triads Major/minor on keyboard

Chord Progression
Plagal Cadence IV I Roman Numerals

Rhythm
2/4, 3/4, 4/4 write in counting, determine time signature, musical math

Symbols & Terms
Tie, Slur, Andante, Allegro, Moderato, Crescendo, Diminuendo, Fine, Phrase, Natural, mf, f, mp, p

Analysis
Tie/Slur, mp/mf, Tempo, Fermata, Legato

Music History
Cristofori, pianoforte, voice, church & home

 

Concepts in Level 3

Staff
Draw order of Sharps & Flats

Note Names
Name the notes above & below the staff – ledger line

Intervals
Draw intervals 1-8

Scales
Know the WS/HS pattern on Major scale. Draw the 8 note scales on the keyboard.

Chords
Identify Major & minor triads on staff. Draw inversions on keyboard.

Chord Progression
Identify I IV V7 in the score

Rhythm
2/4, 3/4 Identify eighth notes, quarter note, quarter rest, half note, half rest, whole note, whole rest, dotted quarter notes

Symbols & Terms
Accent, accidental, allegro, andante, DC al fine, Da Capo, Diminuendo, Dolce, Harmony, Melody, ff, f, mf, mp, p, pp

Analysis
cresc/dim, moderato, form AA AB, rests/notes

Music History
4 musical periods, organ, harpsichord, clavichord, Ionian=Major, Aeolian=minor, WSHS patterns

 

Concepts in Level 4

Grand Staff
Write sharps and flats in order (5 pages each)

Symbols,Terms
DS al fine,coda,tranquillo,vivace,tenuto,lento,accel,x,bb,rall,trill,sempre

Intervals
Includes harmonic & melodic – circle the Perfect

Chords
M, m, Aug, Dim – name the quality

Scales
M, m, harmonic minor – add the accidentals

Cadences
Write the cadence – M & m (I,IV,I,V7,I)

Note Names
Includes ledger line notes – inside and outside staff

Note Values
Write in the counting ¾, 6/8, 4/4, 3/8, C, 6/4, 9/8, 2/2, 5/4 (9)
Write number of counts 4/4, 6/8, C, ¾ (5)
What is the value of the “dot” (8)
Draw the bar lines 4/4, 6/8, ¾, C, 9/8 (8)

Key Signatures
Draw the #s and bs in order
Draw the # and b key signatures
Name the # and b key signatures
Name the Major then Relative Minor

 

Concepts in Level 5

Symbols, Terms:
Questions and Answers (word)
(On staff covered in Analysis)

Staff: Find relative minor & Recognize Major & minor key signatures
write Major and minor key signatures,

Scales
Circle of 5ths – Major (word)
Recognize & write 3 forms of minor scales
Write the scales

Note Names
Chords
Roman Numerals I, i, III+, vii°
Primary Chords with Roman Numerals
Name the chord (includes Major, minor, Aug, dim)
Recognize and write the Quality of Triads in Major and Harmonic Scales

Intervals
Recognize Major , Minor & Perfect 2nd through 8th
Write Major and Minor intervals above & below given note

Note Values

Includes Write number of counts ,
Write in the counting & Meter 2Cadences
Write complete authentic cadences in Major and minor

Analysis
Recognize and write Antecedent and Consequent
Recognize Complete Authentic Cadence (Major and minor)

 

Concepts in Level 6

Staff
Recognize Major & minor key signatures
Write Major & minor key signatures

Intervals
Recognize & write Harmonic intervals (include diminished and augmented)

Scales
Know Primary Chords (Major & minor with Roman numerals)
Write and name scale degrees of triads

Notes & Rests
Write in counting, add one note or rest to complete the measure
Recognize Time Signatures, Meter, Conducting Patterns

Note Names
Recognize and spell triads (Major, minor, dim, Aug)

Cadences
Write chord progressions in major and minor (tonic in Root position)

Chords
Recognize & write triads in inversions (M,m,d,A)
Recognize Figured Bass, Write Figured Bass

Terms, Symbols: 
Simile, marcato, non troppo, anacrusis, grave, senza, pedal, sfortzando, mordent, alla breve

Analysis
Recognize Imitation, Minuet and Trio, ABA or Ternary Form
Review Form and previously covered information

Circle of 5ths with relative minor
Name the order of #’s and b’s

 

Concepts in Level 7

Staff
Transpose notated melody to new key

Intervals
Recognize and write number and quality of intervals
Write intervals

Scales
Recognize and write a Chromatic Scale – ascending and descending
Recognize and write Triads w/symbols and degree names in a harmonic minor scale
Roman numerals
Scale Degree names

Note Value and Rhythm
Recognize and write Simple, Compound and Asymmetrical Meter
Recognize and write notation and counting

Note Names
Recognize and write Major and Harmonic Minor Scales – Parallel Keys

Chord Progression
Recognize and write harmony by adding the chord root on the bass staff, write Roman numerals

Chords
Recognize and write Dominant 7th Chords with accidentals & inversions w/figured bass
Instructions to Recognize and write Figured Bass for Dominant 7th Chords
Review – name triad’s inversions with figured bass

Analysis
Recognize Imitation, Sequencing, Repetition and Recapitulation
Review form
Key Signatures Major & minor

 

Concepts in Level 8

Staff
Transpose on staff.
Harmonize melody.

Intervals
Invert intervals and identify quality of new interval

Scales
Draw a complete circle of 5ths with M/m & Key Signature
Write a whole tone scale on staff

Note Value and Rhythm
Write Augmentation and Diminution of given notation.

Note Names
Spell scales of enharmonic keys

Chord Progression
Write on staff Cadence I IV V7 I with inversions
Write on staff Figured Bass

Symbols & Terms
piu, assai meno, non, con, ma, allargando, semplice, senza, spiritoso, brillante, sostenuto
Review previous terms

Chords
Write on staff MM, Mm, mm, dm, dd

Analysis
Sonata form – exposition, development, recapitulation

History
Pre-Baroque, “tempering” Bach “The Well Tempered Claier”, scales, chords, intervals
M,m,dim, aug, Concerto, Character piece

Melodic and Harmonic repetition
Rhythmic repetition

Key Signatures Major & minor
Circle of 5ths

 

Concepts in Level 9

Staff
Draw a grand staff, all parts, write music

Intervals
Recognize and write number and quality of intervals
Write intervals

Scales
Recognize and write M, m (3), Modes, Jazz, Whole Tone, Chromatic Scale – ascending and descending
Recognize and write Triads w/symbols and degree names in a harmonic minor scale
Roman numerals
Scale Degree names

Note Value and Rhythm
Review any concept previously learned
Recognize and write Simple, Compound and Asymmetrical Meter
Recognize and write notation and counting

Note Names
Spell scales, Whole Tone and chromatic
Recognize and write Major and Harmonic Minor Scales – Parallel Keys

Chord Progression
Write on staff Modulation
Write on staff Figured Bass

Symbols & Terms
Rondo form
Review

Chords
Write on staff
Resolve V7 root to Tonic 2nd
inversion

Analysis
Terms: expressive, con fuoco, con brio, pesante, trill, issimo, ino, ietto, e a
Ornaments, anacrusis
Review previous terms

History
Periods of Music, Dates, composers
Vocal Forms – Mono, Poly, Homophonic
Cadences – Improvisation, figured bass and lead sheet

Key Signatures Major & minor
Circle of 5ths

 

Concepts in Level 10

Grand Staff
Modulation-identify chords and write Roman numerals and figured bass for each chord including I V7 vi6 to ii6 I64 V7.   Circle of  5ths.  Write key signatures.

Intervals
Draw intervals using all major, minor, diminished, augmented and perfect intervals.

Scales
Draw all major, minor modes, pentatonic, jazz and whole tone scale on staff. Name and draw modes.  Write quality of triads in the major & minor scales.  Scale degree names.  Identify notes by degree.

Chords
Write roman numerals and figured bass for each chord on the staff. Identify & write cadences with roman numerals. Write triads on scales

Cadences
Identify chord progressions written in SATB from the staff (authentic, plagal, half and deceptive cadences. Identify types of cadences and chord progression with roman numerals.

Rhythm
Identify the time signature for any given rhythm. Add one note or rest to complete measure. Meter – Simple, Duple, Compound

Analysis
2 part invention, Sonata Allegro form

History
Music periods and unique features – include Renaissance and Impressionistic.  Composers.  Bach – Tempered Scale

Additional information

Weight .6 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 4 × 1 in
Workbook Level

Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, Level 5, Level 6, Level 7, Level 8, Level 9, Level 10

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