This course covers the basics of music theory for 6th grade (or equivalent) students. This level is subdivided into 15 small video lessons, each covering one concept. This allows students to watch and re-watch a small section as needed. In this level, we will learn to identify two notes as either half steps, whole steps, whole + half steps, or enharmonic notes. We will also learn and review all of our major key signatures, and construct the Major circle of 5ths. Students will learn how to write the Major key signatures, as well as place accidentals on a series of notes to create a major scale. We will also work on identifying intervals up to an octave, and learn the difference between major and minor thirds. For rhythm, we will cover eight notes and sixteenth notes, and work with both simple and compound time signatures. Students will learn new vocabulary terms, and also work on writing the primary triads in the major keys, as well as identifying the primary triads in a musical example. For ear training, students will work on identifying major or minor chords, intervals of a 2nd, 5th, or 7th, and practice rhythmic and melodic dictation. Bonus - learn how to construct the minor circle of 5ths. Taught by Dr. Kathy Rabago.
This theory course covers all the material needed for the TMTA state theory test for 6th grade. 15 lessons are included in the course. Each lesson contains a 5-10 minute video covering the concepts, as well as downloadable worksheets for students to practice what they learned.