Theory Sheets

Piano Key Activity Song Sheets

These printable song sheets guide students to find groups of white keys (C-D and F-G-A-B) on the piano keyboard while exploring the range, dynamics and touch of the keyboard.

The Dog Song
The Dog Song
The Dog Song.pdf
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The Frog Song
The Frog Song
The Frog Song.pdf
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Key Signature Worksheets

Various worksheets for teaching and drilling key signatures.

Order of Accidentals Worksheet
Order of Accidentals Worksheet
Order of Sharps and Flats.pdf
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Write Major Key Signatures
Write Major Key Signatures
Write Major Signatures(2).pdf
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Harmonization Worksheets

Given a short melody, students add primary chords to create an accompaniment.    The songs below use a variety of simple key signatures.

All Through the Night Harmonization
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Baby BumbleBee Harmonization
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Boom, Boom Ain't It Great Harmonization
Boom, Boom Ain't It Great Harmonization
Boom, Boom Aint It Great.pdf
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Going Out To Eat Worms Harmonization
Going Out To Eat Worms Harmonization
Going Out to Eat Worms.pdf
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Great Green Gobs Harmonization
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Happy Birthday Harmonization
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Hickory Dickory Harmonization
Hickory Dickory Harmonization
Hickory Dickory Dock.pdf
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If You're Happy Harmonization
If You're Happy Harmonization
If Youre Happy and You Know It.pdf
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Oh When the Saints
Oh When the Saints
When the Saints.pdf
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Silent Night Harmonization
Silent Night Harmonization
Harmonize a Melody - Silent Night.pdf
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Tonic and Dominant Harmonization Worksheets

Given a short melody, students add tonic or dominant notes in their left hand to create an accompaniment.

"O Christmas Tree" Harmonization Worksheet
"O Christmas Tree" Harmonization Worksheet
Tonic and Dominant - O Christmas Tree.pdf
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Aunt Rhody - Tonic and Dominant
Aunt Rhody - Tonic and Dominant
Tonic and Dominant - Aunt Rhody.pdf
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Itsy Bitsy Spider - Tonic and Dominant
Itsy Bitsy Spider - Tonic and Dominant
Tonic and Dominant - Itsy Bitsy Spider.pdf
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Shoo Fly! - Tonic and Dominant
Shoo Fly! - Tonic and Dominant
Tonic and Dominant - Shoo Fly.pdf
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Chord Analysis Worksheets

These worksheets guide students through identifying primary chords in musical examples.  

Chord Analysis: O Christmas Tree
Chord Analysis: O Christmas Tree
Chord Analysis - O Christmas Tree.pdf
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Chord Analysis: Deck the Halls
Chord Analysis: Deck the Halls
Chord Analysis - Deck the Halls.pdf
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Interval Worksheets

Drills for students to identify intervals (including qualities) and construct intervals.

Interval Identification (Major Minor Perfect)
Interval Identification (Major Minor Perfect)
Interval ID (Major Minor Perfect).pdf
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Interval Construction (Major Minor Perfect)
Interval Construction (Major Minor Perfect)
Interval Construction (Major Minor Perfect).pdf
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Major & Minor Scale Worksheets

Students identify the distance between pitches of a pictured scale, then identify it as major or natural minor. Designed for use with the Scale Step Cards (available in Theory Flashcard Section).

Major-Minor Scale Worksheet
Major-Minor Scale Worksheet
MajorMinorScaleWorksheet.pdf
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Students construct assigned major and minor scales.  These worksheets use the same graphics as the Scale Step Cards and Piano Key Scale Aids (available in the Studio Aids Section).

Major Scale Sheet
Major Scale Sheet
Major Scale Sheet.pdf
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Minor Scale Sheet
Minor Scale Sheet
Minor Scale Sheet.pdf
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Symbol Search Worksheets

A colorful way for student to identify symbols in a musical excerpt.

Level 1 sheet includes: treble & bass clefs, time signature, repeat sign, bar lines, forte, piano, quarter, half, dotted half and whole notes

Level 2 sheet includes: time signature, repeat sign, forte, mezzo piano, piano, flat, sharp, natural, legato, staccato, tie

Symbol Search Level 1
Symbol Search Level 1
Symbol Search Level 1.pdf
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Symbol Search Level 2
Symbol Search Level 2
Symbol Search Level 2.pdf
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Accidental Placement Worksheet

A quick worksheet to introduce or review correct accidental placement on the staff.  

Accidental Placement Worksheet
Accidental Placement Worksheet
Accidental Placement Worksheet.pdf
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Triad Game Worksheets

Worksheets to drill major and minor triads.  Students must spell major triads, then find them in a word hunt, or identify the quality of triads (major or minor) as they go through a maze.

Major Triad Search Worksheet
Major Triad Search Worksheet
Major Triad Search.pdf
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Major-Minor Maze Worksheet
Major-Minor Maze Worksheet
Major-Minor Maze.pdf
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Snowman Triads

Worksheets to drill major and minor triads.  Given a root, students must supply a missing 3rd or 5th.  Snowman graphics help students to visualize the difference between major and minor – the minor snowman is shown with it’s middle “melting” toward the ground.

Snowman Triads - Major Triads
Snowman Triads - Major Triads
Snowmen Triads-Major.pdf
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Snowman Triads - Minor Triads
Snowman Triads - Minor Triads
Snowmen Triads-Minor.pdf
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Rhythm Dictation Sheets

A fun visual way for students to take rhythmic dictation.  Each song features a set of pictures of varying sizes that correspond to note values.  Students color in appropriate pictures as they listen to each phrase.

I'm Going Out To Eat Worms Rhythm Dictation
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People Eater Rhythm Dictation
People Eater Rhythm Dictation
Purple People Eater Dictation.pdf
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Christmas Carol Rhythm Dictation Sheets

A fun seasonal twist on rhythmic dictation.  Students color in Christmas symbols to represent half, quarter and pairs of eighth notes, diagramming the rhythms of these familiar Christmas songs.   We Wish You a Merry Christmas is a single page; Up on the Housetop is a longer, two-page dictation.

"We Wish You a Merry Christmas" Worksheet
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"Up on the Housetop" Worksheet
"Up on the Housetop" Worksheet
Up on the Housetop Rhythm Dictation.pdf
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Notes & Stems

This worksheet does double duty: students must identify notes on the grand staff, then draw a stem with correct placement for each note.

Notes and Stems Worksheet
Notes and Stems Worksheet
Notes and Stems Worksheet.pdf
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Grand Staff Landmark Guides

A handy reference chart for beginning readers.  This version has all of the important notes filled in.  (Note: These landmarks are drilled extensively in the Theory TimeTests available in the Online Store.)

Landmark Guide
Landmark Guide
LandmarkGuide.pdf
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Blank Landmark Guide
Blank Landmark Guide
LandmarkGuideBlank.pdf
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Circle of 5ths Guides

Circle of 5ths Guide
Circle of 5ths Guide
Circle of 5ths.pdf
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Blank Circle of 5ths Guide
Blank Circle of 5ths Guide
Circleof5thsBlank.pdf
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