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    email: dsfoerster533@gmail.com

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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
    • folder to carry whatever papers you need to have with you for homework
    • pencils

     

    We'll probably have class in the recital hall and we can have a designated section for our materials. That way you can leave your binders in there and not carry them around. 

     

    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. We don't know what is going to happen this year in terms of another school closure or a hurricane. I want to know that we're moving along and these possible setbacks won't affect us too much. 

     

    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. 

     

     

    AP Music Theory Syllabus 2020-2021 

     

    Introduction:

     

    Print out table of contents for Unit 1:  Unit 1 Table of Contents

     

       

    Notation:

     

    Print out, read, and answer each question as you come to it. Put in your binder:  Unit 1 - Notation

    After you've read and completed the written work you can check your answers here:  Unit 1 - Notation answers

     

    Then complete:  Unit 1 - Notation Written Work #1 and bring it with you the first day of class

     

     

    Rhythm

     

    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:)

     

    Quarter and eighth notes/rests:  Unit 1 - Rhythm #1

    Answers to Unit 1 - Rhythm #1:  Unit 1 - Rhythm #1 Answers

     

    Dotted quarter notes:  Dotted quarter notes

    Adding dotted quarters and ties:  Unit 1 - Rhythm #2 

    Answers to Unit 1 - Rhythm #2:  Unit 1 - Rhythm #2 Answers

     

    Sixteenth notes and rests: Sixteenth notes and rests

    Adding sixteenth notes:  Unit 1 - Rhythm #3

    Answers to Unit 1 - Rhythm #3:  Unit 1 - Rhythm #3 Answers

     

    Adding different configurations of sixteenth notes:  Unit 1 - Rhythm #4 

    Answers to Unit 1 - Rhythm #4:  Unit 1 - Rhythm #4 Answers

     

     

    Compound time assignments. Compound time means that the main beat is divided into 3. For instance a dotted quarter note is divided into 3 eighth notes, etc. Whenever the top number is 6, 9, or 12 it is in compound time. We'll discuss it later in the unit. 

     

    6/8 time signature:  6/8 Time Signature

     

    Unit 1 - Rhythm #5:  Unit 1 - Rhythm #5 

    Answers to Unit 1 - Rhythm #5:  Unit 1 - Rhythm #5 Answers

     

    Unit 1 - Rhythm #6:  Unit 1 - Rhythm #6

    Answers to Unit 1 - Rhythm #6:  Unit 1 - Rhythm 6 Answers 

     

    Unit 1 - Rhythm #7:  Unit 1 - Rhythm #7

    Answers to Unit 1 - Rhythm #7:  Unit 1 - Rhythm #7 Answers

     

     

    Cut time assignment

    Unit 1 - Rhythm #8:  Unit 1 - Rhythm #8

    Unit 1 - Rhythm #8 Answers:  Unit 1 - Rhythm #8 Answers

     

     

    Half Steps/Whole Steps

    Watch the following on half steps and whole steps:  https://www.musictheory.net/lessons/20

     

    Complete the following worksheet:  1.4 Half Steps and Whole Steps

    Answers to 1.4 Half Steps and Whole Steps:  1.4 Half Steps and Whole Steps Answers 

     

     

    Major Scales

     

    Watch the following on creating a Major scale using half steps and whole steps: https://www.musictheory.net/lessons/21

     

    Complete the following worksheet:  1.4 Major Scales

    Answers to 1.4 Major Scales: 1.4 Major Scales Answers 

     

     

    Scale Degrees

    1.4 Scale Degrees Information:  1.4 Scale Degree Names

     

    1.4 Scales and Scale Degree Names:  1.4 Scales and Scale Degree Names

    Answers to 1.4 Scales and Scale Degree Names:  1.4 Scales and Scale Degree Names Answers

     

     

     Aural Skills

     

    Identifying the highest note:

    http://www.theoryessentials.com/dictation/dictation01/section3.html