This course covers the basics of music theory for 4th grade (or equivalent) students. The course covers parts of the staff, eight notes and rests, and notes on the staff. Students will review whole & half steps, intervals, and learn about major and minor thirds. We have new vocabulary terms to learn, including: tempo, ritardando, crescendo, decrescendo (diminuendo), and ornament. We will also review and learn about rhythm, counting, and time signatures and bar lines. Students will review the scales C, G, and F Major, and learn about D, A, and E Major. We will also cover the key signatures for those scales. In this course, students will also explore major triads and primary chords. For ear training, we will work on rhythmic dictation and compare two measures by listening. Taught by Dr. Kathy Rabago.
Teachers: this theory course covers all the material needed for the TMTA state theory test for 4th grade. The course also covers the materials needed for the National Federation of Music Club's Level 4 Theory Test.
5 lessons (17 sub lessons) are included in the course. Each lesson contains a 5-15 minute video covering the concepts, as well as downloadable worksheets for students to practice what they learned.