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Music Theory Graded Homework


Coursera On-Line Courses - is a major hub of free, on-line courses offered by some of the world’s top universities.  I reccomend looking at the courses from Berklee College of MusicUniversity of Rochester and the Curtis Institute of Music.  You’ll easily find something that interests you.  You may choose any course under the Music umbrella. There are classes for the furture professional and the life-long hobby musician.  The website will offer you the option of paying for the class and getting feedback from you work by the course instructor or auditing the class for free.  Take the audit option.  I will be reviewing your work for a Muisc Theory grade.  The work is self paced, but we will need to set deadlines to fit our school schedule once you pick a class.  You’ll need to create an account with your School Google Account.  Once you’re in, do a search for Music to see your course options.  Click Here to start.

A Practical Approach to Orchestration - Like everything else in Music Theory, you'll never completely master Orchestration.  That’s composing for orchestra and blending the different sounds of the instruments to create a hybrid/synthetic sound that no one instrument can produce.  It also involves creating diferent layers of sound that give your listener Melody, Harmony, Rhythm and Texture.  This general overview of techniques that can be applied to any ensemble of any make-up: traditional Orchestras and Bands, Rock and Pop groups, Vocal groups and non-traditional groups and instruments.  Click Here to start your research on Orchestration.


___ - Each of the assignments below is 40 questions.  Students must have at least an 80% on each Homework assignment to recieve credit, 32 out of 40.  After 40 questions, the assignment will stop.  If you did not achieve at least 32 out of the 40, you MUST repeat the assignment until you do so.  You may also repeat the assignment if you wish to improve your grade beyond the 80%.  

Upon completion, email a screen shot of your final grade to:  ALL assigned homework will be part of your classroom grade for the 9 weeks.

Homework Tools

Accidental Calculator     Interval Calculator     Scale Calculator

Chord Calculator     Analysis Calculator     Piano Keyboard

Staff Identification

Note Identification:  All Natural, 2 Clefs,   Notes with Accidentals, Grand Staff,   All Keys, Grand Staff

Key Signature Identification: All Major Keys,   All Minor Keys,   All Modal Keys

Interval Identification: Natural Intervals, 2 Clefs,   Natural Intervals, Grand Staff,   Diatonic Intervals, All Keys,   Altered Intervals, All Keys

Scale Identification:  4 Kinds of Scales,    All Modal Scales 

Chord Identification: 4 Kinds of chords, Naturals, 2 Clefs,   4 Kinds of Chords, Naturals, Inversions,   Diatonic Chords, All Keys, Root Position,   Altered Chords, All Keys,   Extended 7th, Diatonic Chords, Root Position,   Extended 7th, Diatonic Chords, Inversions,   Extended 7th, Altered Chords, Root Position, All Keys,   Extended 7th, Altered Chords, Inversions, All Keys  7 types of Extended 7th Chords, Root Position, 5 keys,  7 types of Extended 7th Chords, Inversions, 5 keys,  

Keyboard Identification

Keyboard Note Identification: All Natural Notes,   All Notes

Keyboard Reverse Identification: All Natural Notes Reverse,   All Notes Reverse

Keyboard Interval Identification: Diatonic Intervals,   Altered Intervals

Keyboard Scale Identification: 4 Kinds of Scales,   All Modal Scales

Keyboard Chord Identification:  4 Kinds of Triads, Root Postion,   4 Kinds of Triads, Inversions,    Extended 7th Chords, Root Position,   Extended 7th Chords, Inversions

Staff Construction

Note Construction:  All Natural Notes, 2 Clefs,   Notes with Accientals, 2 Clefs

Key Signature Construction:  All Major Keys,   All Minor Keys,   All Modal Keys

Interval Construction:  All Diatonic Intervals, 2 Clefs,   All Diatonic Intervals, Grand Staff,   Altered Intervals, Key of C,   Altered Intervals, All Keys

Scale Construction:  All Major Scales,   All Pure (Natural) Minor Scales,   All Harmonic Minor  Scales,   All Melodic Minor Scales,   All Modal Scales

Chord Construction:  4 Kinds of Traids, Root Position,   4 Kinds of Triads, Inversions,  Extended 7th Chords, Root Position,   Extended 7th Chords, Inversions

Ear Training

Note Ear Training: Diatonic, C4-C5,   Chromatic, C4-C5

Interval Ear Training: Diatonic Intervals, C4-C5,   Altered Intervals, C4-C5

Scale Ear Training: Major/Pure (Natural) Minor Scale,   Major/3 Minors Scales,   Modal Scales,   4 Other (Blues, Pentatonic, Whole Tone, Chromatic) Scales

Chord Ear Training: 4 Kinds of Triads, Root Position,   4 Kinds of Triads, Inversion,   Extended 7th Chords, Root Position,   Extended 7th Chords, Inversions

Create Chord Progressions Ear Training:  Be sure the type of chords are set to the proper assignment, the number is set to 40 and you’re in a FIXED KEY!  Chord Progression Website

Listening Examples

Popularly Used Diatonic Chord Progressions:  I-IV-V7-I,    I-vi-IV-V7    I-iii-vi-ii-V7-I,   I-vi-ii-V7,    I-V-vi-IV,     I-IV-V7-IV,    i-iv-V7-i,    i-VI-vi-V7,    i-VII-VI-V7,    iio7-V7sus-V7-i,   I-IV-V7-iv,   (i-iv-V7-i)-VI-iv-V7-i,   

Popularly Used Chord Progressions with Diatonic Secondary Keys.  Each of these progressions begins with a I-IV-V-I , then 2 transitions chords to set up the Secondary Chord at the end of the 8 measure example:  V7/ii-ii,    viio7/ii-ii,    V7/iii-iii,    viio7/iii-iii,    V7/IV-IV,    viio7/IV-IV,    V7/V-V,    viio7/V-V,    V7/vi-vi,    viio7/vi-vi

Just for fun:   Classic Blues Progression,    Circle ii-V-I    (I-IV-V-I)-I-iii-IV-iv-I  Set up your own progressions -  Harmonic Progressions