4 Music Textbooks and Note Reading Worksheet

4 Music Textbooks and Note Reading Worksheet

Here are four well written and easy-to-understand Music texts (pdf format) for beginning music theory students, for all grade levels 5 through high school and beyond, along with a good, fundamental Treble Clef Note Reading Worksheet that will help those just learning their musical notes in the treble clef. Also take a look at 5 Music Fundamentals Textbooks (Grade 5 – H.S.) and 12 Children’s Books about the Great Musicians for more music learning resources.

The Basic Elements of Music

1. Time Elements

  1. Rhythm
  2. Simple Rhythm Activities
  3. Meter in Music
  4. Musical Meter Activities
  5. Tempo
  6. Tempo Activity
  7. Dynamics and Accents in Music
  8. Musical Dynamics Activity
  9. Musical Accent Activity

2. Pitch Elements

  1. Timbre
  2. Melody
  3. Harmony

3. Combining Time and Pitch

  1. The Textures of Music
  2. Musical Textures Activity
  3. Introduction to Counterpoint
  4. Counterpoint Activities: Listening and Discussion
  5. Counterpoint Activities: Singing Rounds
  6. Music Form Activities
  7. Form in Music
Pitch Notation
  1. The Staff
  2. The Notes on the Staff
  3. Pitch: Sharp, Flat, and Natural Notes
  4. Half Steps and Whole Steps
  5. Interval
  6. Octaves and the Major-Minor Tonal System
  7. Harmonic Series
Reading Music Common Notation

1. Pitch

  1. The Staff
  2. Clef
  3. Pitch: Sharp, Flat, and Natural Notes
  4. Key Signature
  5. Enharmonic Spelling

2. Time

  1. Note Lengths in Written Music
  2. Duration: Rest Length
  3. Time Signature
  4. Pickup Notes and Measures
  5. Dots, Ties, and Borrowed Divisions
  6. Tempo
  7. Repeats and Other Musical Road Map Signs

3. Style

  1. Dynamics and Accents in Music
  2. Articulation
Reading Rhythm a Learning By Doing Course
  1. Learning by Doing: An Introduction
  2. Reading Rhythm Introduction
  3. A Steady Beat
  4. Meter
  5. Half Notes and Half Rests
  6. Dividing the beat in half
  7. Whole Notes and Tied Notes
  8. Using Different Notes for the Beat
  9. Dividing Beats into Thirds
  10. Dotted Notes

4 Music Textbooks and Note Reading Worksheet

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