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Chord Identification Flash Cards

Flashcards I created for another piano teacher. They are meant to help students practice identifying their major and minor keys and chords. Includes: 33 major & minor chords, plus Cb7, C diminished, C augmented. 14 cards for identifying what chord … Continue reading

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App: Piano Maestro!

Helloooooo music teachers! I want to take a brief moment to share about an app that an adult piano student recommended to me, and I love it! It is the Piano Maestro app for iPad. I am not sure if … Continue reading

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Resource: FREE Music Lesson Plans

Check out this database of music lesson plans from Hillsborough Countyu Schools: Music Curriculum Search You will need to enter the provided username and password. I have not examined these lesson plans in detail, but when you log in you … Continue reading

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Circle of Fifths – Piano Lesson Central

The circle of fifths always confused me, for some reason, but I eventually figured it out. The “fifth” referred to is the interval from one key signature to the next key signature. You start on one note, let’s use C, … Continue reading

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Website Feature: Making Music Fun .net

One of my go-to websites when I need materials for a private lesson or for a classroom is MakingMusicFun.net ┬áThere is a wealth of resources there, particularly helpful to younger students and the parents of these children. There is a … Continue reading

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Music Theory Humor

As I was cleaning up some things today and putting away some folders and notebooks, I found this transcript of an actual conversation I had with a friend via text message. I am so glad that I wrote this one … Continue reading

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Composition – Assessment Rubrics

Assessment Rubrics for Music Composition

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The Music Theory Song (Intervals Roasting on an Open Fire)

In the spirit of Christmas, this video has been sent around among music teachers in the area. Hope you enjoy it! The Music Theory Song – YouTube

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Elementary Music Classroom – Links

Elementary Music Classroom Resources (Most of these are included elsewhere, but compiled here.) ┬áMusic in Motion: http://www.musicmotion.com This is where the theory posters with the toucans are found! Enchanted Learning: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html Resources for general education as well as music. Including … Continue reading

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Inspiration…

This is a teacher I had in college for music theory. He was a pretty good teacher and a good person as well. In the 80’s he used to be in the band “Emerald City” and he played the keytar. … Continue reading

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