This course covers the basics of music theory for 5th grade (or equivalent) students. The course covers parts of the staff, notation, and intervals. We also learn about the dotted quarter note, 16th note, and 16th rest. We review the 6 scales we have already learned, and learn 3 more. We also learn about the order of flats, learn key signatures, and learn about dominant triads. We have new vocabulary terms to learn, and will look at musical examples and identify tonic and dominant triads. Our ear training in this level covers rhythmic dictation, melodic dictations, and interval and triad identification. Bonus: Can you identify the notes up and down a 5th from C through all of the sharps and flats? Taught by Dr. Kathy Rabago.
Teachers: this theory course covers all the material needed for the TMTA state theory test for 5th grade. The course also covers the materials needed for the National Federation of Music Club's Level 5 Theory Test.
5 main lessons (divided into 15 sub lessons) are included in the course. Each main lesson contains a 5-10 minute video covering the concepts, as well as downloadable worksheets for students to practice what they learned.