Bring to Class August 5:
- 1.5 Pitch Notation 2
- 1.3 Pitch Assessment
- 1.4 Major Scales and Scale Degree Names
- 1.5 Major Scales and Key Signatures
- 1.6 All Rhythm Values
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Everything you need for the summer is on this page. Don't worry about the other tabs, i.e., assignments. However, you can look at the review materials tab and see what resources are listed for each chapter.
What you'll need this year:
- 2" binder - we don't have a textbook so I give a lot of handouts
- 8 dividers - there are 8 units and it will be best if you have one for each section
I know most of this information is review, but I want to make sure everybody is at the same point when we start up in August. For each assignment I've included the answer sheet so you're able to see if you're on track. This is more time-efficient than reviewing in the classroom and assigning homework. That said, if you have questions on anything please, please contact me.
- 1.1 Pitch Notation 2 - Turn in on the first day of class.
1.2 Rhythmic Values
1.3 Half Steps/Whole Steps
- 1.3 Half Steps and Whole Steps Using a Keyboard
- Answers - 1.3 Half Steps and Whole Steps Using a Keyboard
- 1.3 Half Steps and Whole Steps
- Answers - 1.3 Half Steps and Whole Steps Answers
- 1.3 Pitch Assessment - Turn in on the first day of class.
1.4 Major Scales and Scale Degrees
- 1.4 Major Scales and Scale Degree Names - Turn in on the first day of class.
1.5 Major Keys and Key Signatures
Watch to learn about Major key signatures and the circle of 5ths:
- This is set up to identify 25 (yes, 25) key signatures using both sharps and flats. It gives you the chance to practice them and make sure you can answer correctly before turning in a written assignment. It's set as a "challenge" mode and will shut down after 25. You can stop and start as many times and you'd like because I'd rather that you were proficient before being graded. https://www.musictheory.net/exercises/keysig/b999yydyfyyy
- 1.5 Circle of Fifths - Treble Clef
- Answers - 1.5 Circle of Fifths - Treble Clef
- 1.5 Circle of Fifths - Bass Clef
- Answers - 1.5 Circle of Fifths - Bass Clef
- 1.5 Major Scales and Key Signatures - Turn in on the first day of class.
Print out and write in the beats for each page. They become more complex as you go along, beginning with quarter and eighth notes and rests. There is a diagram in the upper right hand corner of each page that shows how to notate the rhythms. After you've done the assignment you can check your answers. I know this is a lot of work on rhythm, but it's something you're very familiar with. By completing these exercises we won't have to worry about it when school starts.
Simple time assignments. Simple time means that each beat is divided into 2. For example: a quarter note is divided into two eighth notes, an eighth note is divided into 2 sixteenth notes, etc. We'll discuss it more later. Just giving you a head's up:) If you run into problems with the sixteenth note configurationa please let me know. I don't want you to strees out.
- Eighth Notes
- Answers - Eighth Notes
- Eighth Notes and Rests
- Answers - Eighth Notes and Eighth Rests
- Slurs and Ties
- Answers - Slurs and Ties
- Sixteenth Notes and Rests
- Answers - Sixteenth Notes and Rests
- Dotted Quarter Notes
- Answers - Dotted Quarter Notes and Rests
- Dotted Eighth Notes and Rests
- Answers - Dotted Eighth Notes and Rests
- 1.6 All Rhythm Values - Turn in on the first day of class.