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Students, parents, and teachers - free up you valuable time by using this course to learn ALL of the concepts in Level 6 Music Theory.  

By the time students get to level 6 music theory, they are expected to know many concepts - including all of the major key signatures, the circle of 5ths, steps, intervals, constructing a major scale, major and minor thirds, rhythms up to a 16th note, simple and compound time signatures, primary triads, vocabulary, and more.  Sixth grade theory is a pivotal time in a student's musical growth, and a student and teacher must invest many hours into teaching and reinforcing these musical concepts.  

There's an easier way to learn, relearn, and review music theory concepts.  This course is divided into 15 short lessons, each covering just one topic.  Each topic is reinforced through a multi-media video lesson and printable worksheets.  This gives students a chance to watch, learn, and re-watch as needed to reinforce concepts.  Self-paced learning has been proven to be an effective tool in retaining information.  

There's no better way to learn music theory.  Grab you seat in the course today!  Individual and studio pricing available.  

“A. was excited to see your video yesterday again, he really loves the computer effects....I told him he was going to correct his own worksheet by watching the same video again.  Right away, as he was watching it, he already knew some of the stuff he had missed.  What a fun alternative for him to study his music theory!”
Paola P., piano teacher and mother of a music student.
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This self-led course is for you if:

  • You are a student wanting to learn all of the Level 6 Music Theory Concepts on your own, at your own pace.
  • You are a teacher and want to free up valuable lesson time by integrating online Music Theory lessons into your lab time.
  • You want to be able to throughly learn and practice music theory concepts.  

Learn Music Theory, practice for the state test, and grown in your musical knowledge - all at a franction of the price of live lessons.  

Dr. Kathy Rabago, pianist and educator

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Not only a highly trainied expert in the field of music, Dr. Kathy Rabago is also passionate about music education and her career. She holds the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts, Music Education & Piano Pedagogy from UT-Austin, as well as a Master of Music, Piano Performance from SMU, and a Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance from Trinity University.  As a teacher, Kathy loves sharing music to others, both in her current teching at St. Edward's University to her piano students, and also in her studio, Velocity Music Academy.  

The 15 lessons in Level 6 Music Theory

Lesson 1: Whole Steps, Half Steps, and Enharmonic Notes
Learn to identify two notes as whole steps, half steps, whole + half steps, or enharmonic notes.  
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Lesson 2: Rhythm

  • Rhythm:  Review 8th notes and 16th notes.  
  • Rhythm – missing note/rest:  Draw a missing note or rest in measures of different meter. 
  • Rhythms covered in level 6: Sixteenth (flagged and beamed), eighth (flagged and beamed), dotted eighth, quarter, dotted quarter, half, dotted half, and whole notes and corresponding rests.  Sharps, flats, and natural signs are all used in level 6.  

Lesson 3: Notation
Draw notes as indicated on the treble or bass staff using the rhythms covered in level 6.

Lesson 4: Time Signatures

  • Time signatures: Learn how to identify the following simple and compound time signatures:  2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 3/8, or 6/8,
  • Practice drawing bar lines in 6/8
  • When you are given the lower number, can you identify the upper number to complete the time signature?

Lesson 5: Circle of 5ths and Key Signatures

  • ​​​​​​​Review the order of sharps and flats,
  • Draw the Major circle of 5ths using Capital Letters,
  • Idenitfy all major key signatures,
  • Draw the key signature of each Major key on the grand staff.

Lesson 6: Major Scales

  • Major Scales:  Review and learn all of the major scales.  
  • Constructing Major Scales: Draw sharps or flats before the notes on the given scale to make a major scale in any major keys. 

Lesson 7:  Vocabulary

  • Review the following vocabulary terms:  syncopation, cadence ledger line, 
  • Learn the new vocabulary terms:  Adagio, Allegro, al Fine, Binary Form, Con Moto, Consonant, Dissonant, Dominant Triad, Major Third, Meter, Minor Third, Minor Triad, Octave, Poco a Poco, Primary Triads, Rallentando, Subdominant Triad, Ternary Form, Triad Root, Unison.

Lesson 8: Intervals
Intervals:  Identify all of the intervals up to an octave.  Practicing drawing intervals up and down from a given note.  

Lesson 9:  Major and Minor Thirds
Major and Minor Thirds​​​​​​​:  Learn how to identify major thirds (MAJ 3rd) or minor thirds (min 3rd) drawn on the treble or bass staff. 

Lesson 10: Triads
​​​​​​​Triads: Identify the designated note of a root position triad as the root (R), third (3rd) or fifth (5th). 

Lesson 11:  Primary Triads
Primary Triads: Construct the I (tonic), IV (subdominant), and V (dominant) triads in root position on the treble staff in any given major key.  Draw the root of the chord in the bass staff.  

Identify:  Can you name the key signature and identify if the chord given is I, IV, or V?

Lesson 12:  Analysis
​​​​​​​Analysis: Let's look at an except of music togther.  Learn how to identify the key, identify primary triads, find a major and/or minor 3rd, and label intervals.  

Lesson 13:  Ear Training

  • ​​​​​​​Intervallic Ear Training:  Identify Perfect 5ths, Major 2nds, or Major 7ths played ascending or descending as melodic intervals, then as harmonic intervals. 
  • Triad Ear Training: identify Major or Minor triads.

Lesson 14:  Dictation

  • Rhythm Dictation:  Fill in the missing measures of a four-measure rhythm in 3/4 or 4/4 meter. Missing notes for the blank measures may include eighth, quarter, half, dotted half, or whole notes. 
  • Melodic Dictation:  Fill in the missing measures of a four-measure melodic example in 3/4 or 4/4 meter. Blank measures will be steps or skips within a major scale. Note values for the blank measures will be eighth, quarter, half, dotted half, or whole notes.  

Lesson Fifteen:  Bonus​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​Bonus: Learn how to complete the minor circle of 5ths.

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