Theory Strips & Answer Keys

 now available in Levels 1-10!

 

Theory Strips are daily drills for theory concepts.  The strips  are designed to reinforce the concepts over and over and over to make sure the student thoroughly understands the concept and can apply it.   Repetition with a variety of applications in "daily doses" is the secret to the Theory Strips.  The size makes them non-threatening to the student.  Each strip is easily completed within minutes.  As they complete the strips on a daily basis, their retention is enhanced. It is wonderful to hear the students exclaim -  "Oh, I know that!  This is easy!" instead of the dreaded "I don't know.  I have never seen that before...." 

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Contents by level:
Theory Strips – Level 1
 
Symbols, Terms, History                                                                                                                  
Forte, piano, staccato, legato, fermata, a tempo, rit, 8va, sharp, flat                                            
Grand Staff 
            Clefs, Time Signature, measures, double bar lines, repeat sign, Key Signature C, F, G,            
Scales                                                                                                                                                   
Whole & Half Steps – On Staff & Keyboard                                                                                                       5 Finger Patterns                                                                                                                                                Note Names                                                                                                                                      
            On Staff  & On Keyboard                                                                                                                
Chords                                                                                                                                                 
            Roman Numerals                                                                                                                             
            Name the chord in root position                                                                                                                 
Intervals                                                                                                                                                                     Melodic and Harmonic 2nd – 5th    
Note Values                                                                                                                                          
            Notes: Quarter, Half, Dotted Half, Whole, beamed eighth                                                                                    Rests: Quarter, Whole, Half
            Time Signatures: 2/4, ¾, 4/4                                                                     
Cadences                                                                                                                                                                    Recognize, write and placement of  I, V7, I                                                                                  
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                      Identify skips, steps, repeated notes, direction, same, different; dynamics, terms, note values                                                                                     
 
Theory Strips – Level 2
Symbols, Terms, History
            mp, mf, slur, accidental, tie, andante, moderato, allegro, phrase, decres., cresc, natural          
Grand Staff
            Write order of flats and sharps 
Scales
Write 5 note scale patterns – Major to minor and minor to Major                                            
5 Finger Patterns
            Name the 5FP – top, middle, bottom                                                         
Note Names                                                  
            On Staff  & Recognize Enharmonic keys                                                                                        
Chords
            Recognize & write major scales.  Write Major & minor triads each degree of scale, Primary triads    Primary Chords with Roman Numerals                                                                                                        
            Name the chord (includes Major and minor)                                                                               
Intervals                                                                                                                                                                       Harmonic and Melodic  - Prime through Octave                                                                                          
Note Values   
Write notes & rests values: quarter, half, whole, single eighth, dotted quarter, dotted half                   Write the top number of the Time Signature 2/4, ¾, 4/4, 6/8                                                 
Cadences
            Recognize and write chords label I  IV  V7 with Roman Numerals                                            
Analysis
Recognize a Motif and a Period,  accidentals, dynamics                                                                                                                                                                                    
Theory Strips – Level 3
Symbols, Terms, History                                                                                                              
            Dolce,da capo, DC al fine, melody, harmony, pedal, presto, adagio, dim., ff, pp, pitch   
Key Signatures                                                                                                                               
Grand Staff                                                                                                                                    
            Identify Major Key Signatures on Staff - Includes Key Signature Charts                                             
Scales                                                                                                                                              
            Write major scale on staff with accidentals                                                                                  
Note Names                                                                                                                                                  
            Include ledger lines
Roman Numerals                                                                                                                                         
Chords
            Major & minor – Name the Triad in melodic and harmonic form                                                                       Primary and secondary triads
            Label the chords with Roman Numerals  - major and minor                                        
Intervals                                                                                                                                            
            Identify Major & Minor 3rds           on staff
Note Values                                                                                                                                     
            4/4, 6/8, ¾, 3/8, 6/4, add triplets and sixteenth notes and rests
            Write in counting and values
Cadences                                                                                                                                                        Recognize and write Plagal, Authentic and Complete Authentic Cadences
Analysis                                                                                                                                          
            Identify parallel and contrary motion, AB binary form, review previous information            
  
Theory Strips Level 4
Grand Staff                                                                                                                                       
            Write sharps and flats in order (5 pages each)
Symbols,Terms,History                                                                                                                    
            DS al fine,coda,tranquillo,vivace,tenuto,lento,accel,x,bb,rall,trill,sempre
Intervals                                                                                                                                              
            Includes harmonic & melodic – circle the Perfect
Chords                                                                                                                                                 
            M, m, Aug, Dim – name the quality
Scales                                                                                                                                                 
            M, m, harmonic minor – add the accidentals
Cadences                                                                                                                                           
            Write the cadence – M & m  (I,IV,I,V7,I)
Note Names                                                                                                                                        
            Includes ledger line notes – inside and outside staff
Note Values                                                                                                                                       
            Write in the counting ¾, 6/8,  4/4, 3/8, C, 6/4, 9/8, 2/2, 5/4 (9)
            Write number of counts  4/4, 6/8,  C, ¾  (5)
            What is the value of the “dot”  (8)
            Draw the bar lines 4/4, 6/8, ¾, C, 9/8  (8)
Key Signatures                                                                                                                                 
            Draw the #s  and bs in order
            Draw the # and b key signatures
            Name the # and b key signatures 
            Name the Major then Relative Minor
                                                                                                                               
Theory Strips – Level 5
Symbols, Terms, History                                                                                                                              
            Questions and Answers  (word)
            (On staff covered in Analysis)                                                                                                                      Staff 
Find relative minor  &  Recognize Major & minor key signatures
write Major and minor key signatures,                                                                             
Scales
Circle of 5ths – Major  (word)                                                                                                        
Recognize & write 3 forms of minor scales                                                                                                            Write the scales                                                                                                                                            
Note Names                                                                                                                                                
Chords
Roman Numerals   I, i, III+, vii°                                                                                                             
Primary Chords with Roman Numerals                                                                                                                
Name the chord (includes Major, minor, Aug, dim)                                                                     
Recognize and write the Quality of Triads in Major and Harmonic Scales                                   Intervals                                                                                                                             
Recognize Major , Minor & Perfect  2nd through 8th                                                                                  Write Major and Minor intervals above & below given note                                                  
Note Values   
Includes Write number of counts ,   Write in the counting   & Meter                                          Cadences                                                                                                                                       
Write complete authentic cadences in Major and minor                                                               
Analysis
Recognize and write Antecedent and Consequent                                                                                   Recognize Complete Authentic Cadence (Major and minor)                                       
                                                                                                                    
Theory Strips - Level 6
Staff
Recognize Major & minor key signatures                                                                                      
Write Major & minor key signatures                                                                                             
Intervals
Recognize & write Harmonic intervals  (include diminished and augmented)                        
Scales
Know Primary Chords (Major & minor with Roman numerals)                                                               
Write and name scale degrees of triads                                                                                         
Notes & Rests                                                                                                                                                  
Write in counting, add one note or rest to complete the measure
            Recognize Time Signatures, Meter, Conducting Patterns                                    
Note Names                                                                                                                                                  
Recognize and spell triads (Major, minor, dim, Aug)
Cadences
Write chord progressions in major and minor (tonic in Root position)                                                 
Chords
Recognize & write triads in inversions (M,m,d,A)                                                                         
Recognize Figured Bass, Write Figured Bass                                                                                    
Terms, Symbols and History                                                                                                                       
            Simile, marcato, non troppo, anacrusis, grave, senza, pedal, sfortzando, mordent, all breve
Analysis                                                                                                                                                             
Recognize Imitation, Minuet and Trio, ABA or Ternary Form
            Review Form and previously covered information
Circle of 5ths with relative minor                                                                                                                 
Name the order of #’s and b’s                                                                                                            
 
Theory Strips – Level 7
Staff
Transpose notated melody to new key                                                                                          
Intervals
Recognize and write number and quality of intervals                                                                    
Write intervals                                                                                                                                    
Scales
Recognize and write a Chromatic Scale – ascending and descending                                        
Recognize and write Triads w/symbols and degree names in a harmonic minor scale            
Roman numerals                                                                                                                                  
Scale Degree names                                                                                                                               
 
Note value and Rhythm                                                                                                                                
Recognize and write Simple, Compound and Asymmetrical Meter
            Recognize and write notation and counting
 
Note Names                                                                                                                                                     
Recognize and write Major and Harmonic Minor Scales – Parallel Keys
 
Chord Progression                                                                                                                                          
Recognize and write harmony by adding the chord root on the bass staff, write Roman numerals
 
History & Terms                                                                                                                                              
 
Chords
Recognize and write Dominant 7th Chords with accidentals & inversions w/figured bass          
Instructions to Recognize and write Figured Bass for Dominant 7th Chords                                  
Review  - name triad’s inversions with figured bass                                                                        
 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                            
            Recognize Imitation, Sequencing, Repetition and Recapitulation
            Review form
 
Key Signatures Major & minor                                                                                                                      
 
Circle of 5ths                                                                                                                                                    
 
Theory Strips – Level 8
Staff
Transpose on staff. 
Harmonize melody.                                                                                       
Intervals
Invert intervals and identify quality of new interval                                                                  
Scales
Draw a complete circle of 5ths with M/m & Key Signature
Write a whole tone scale on staff.                 
 
Note value and Rhythm
            Write Augmentation and Diminution of given notation.
 
Note Names
            Spell scales of enharmonic keys
 
Chord Progression                                                                                                                                          
Write on staff Cadence I IV V7 I  with inversions
Write on staff Figured Bass
 
Symbols & Terms
            piu, assai meno, non, con, ma, allargando, semplice, senza, spiritoso, brillante, sostenuto
            Review previous terms                                                                                                                                            
 
Chords
Write on staff MM, Mm, mm, dm, dd                                                              
 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                            
            Sonata form – exposition, development, recapitulation
 
History
            Pre-Baroque, “tempering” Bach “The Well Tempered Claier”, scales, chords, intervals
            M,m,dim, aug, Concerto, Character piece
            Melodic and Harmonic repetition
            Rhythmic repetition
 
Key Signatures Major & minor                                                                                                                   
 
Circle of 5ths                                                                                                                                                
 
Theory Strips – Level 9
Staff
Draw a grand staff, all parts, write music                                                                                      
Intervals
Recognize and write number and quality of intervals                                                                    
Write intervals                                                                                                                                 
Scales
Recognize and write M, m (3), Modes, Jazz, Whole Tone, Chromatic Scale – ascending and descending                                          
Recognize and write Triads w/symbols and degree names in a harmonic minor scale
Roman numerals                                                                                                                              
Scale Degree names                                                                                                                               
 
Note value and Rhythm
            Review any concept previously learned                                                                                          
Recognize and write Simple, Compound and Asymmetrical Meter
            Recognize and write notation and counting
 
Note Names
            Spell scales, Whole Tone and chromatic                                                                                           
Recognize and write Major and Harmonic Minor Scales – Parallel Keys
 
Chord Progression                                                                                                                                          
Write on staff Modulation
Write on staff Figured Bass
 
Symbols & Terms
            Rondo form
            Review                                                                                                                                               
 
Chords
Write on staff
Resolve V7 root to Tonic 2nd inversion                                                            
 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                            
            Terms:  expressive, con fuoco, con brio, pesante, trill, issimo, ino, ietto, e a
            Ornaments, anacrusis
            Review previous terms
 
History
            Periods of Music, Dates, composers
            Vocal Forms – Mono, Poly, Homophonic
            Cadences – Improvisation, figured bass and lead sheet
 
Key Signatures Major & minor                                                                                                                   
 
Circle of 5ths                                                                                                                                                
 
 Level 10 Review of concepts from all levels