Major, Minor Keys Teacher Resources

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Triads - 7th Chords - Major/Minor Keys - Rhythm

For Students 7th - 12th
Budding musicians transpose chords, identify major and minor keys, and complete measures to match the shown signatures. This resource can be used as a quiz, test, or as practice for those learning how to read and write music.
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Music Review Test

For Students 5th - 9th
Wow this is a really thorough music quiz. There are a total of seven tasks for the class to complete. They must, write the C major scale, identify notes on the staff, write four major keys based on the information provided, identify...
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Circle of Fifths: Major Keys

For Students 2nd - 12th
How many sharps and flats are their in each of the major keys? Help keep your young musicians sharp with a printable template that models how to identify the signature for the major keys' sharps and flats.
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Music Assessment: 8 measure piece

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders compose an eight measure piece in a major key that utilized some form of wind instrument, body percussion and voice. They notate their composition on staff paper prior to the assessment and perform their composition.
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Transposition

For Students 2nd - 12th
Up a perfect fifth, down an octave. Transposing a piece to suit the range of singers, and instrumentalists, is a key skill musicians must perfect. This activity explains how to transpose and gives learners a change to practice.
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Keys and Scales are Sets

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Music theory lessons can be very tricky for some people. Children with a basic understanding of musical concepts take on the task of transposing music and identifying scale sets. This would be a good topic to address prior to discussing...
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Relative Major and Minor

For Students 2nd - 12th
It's all relative. Young music theorists are asked to count to three and identify the relative major and minor keys of keys that share the same signature.
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Music Expresses Emotion

For Teachers 8th
Singing, emotion, and music are explored by the class as they think about the expressive sounds and lyrics of each song they hear. They read, play, and sing several songs taken from musical theater productions and discuss the tones,...
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Scale Worksheet

For Students 2nd - 12th
Designed for advanced music students, this 12-page worksheet packet asks musicians to demonstrate their knowledge of music theory and terminology. They create a variety of minor scales from major scales, identify intervals before...
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Valentine’s Day Circle of 5ths Challenge

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young piano players' music can be even sweeter with a fun Valentine's Day activity. As young musicians move up and down the keys, completing various keys in both the bass and treble clef, they are rewarded with candy hearts. 
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Reading Music

For Teachers K - 5th
Students identify note/rests in 4/4 meter and identify and draw a staff, treble clef and bass clef. They explore various websites, follow specific directions and answer worksheet questions related to the information on the websites.
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Music and Emotions

For Teachers K - 4th
Students demonstrate, through art, an understanding of emotions as heard in music. They listen to various pieces of music and also read a Dr. Seuss book. They discuss the differences found between major and minor keys in terms of emotions.
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What Key Am I In Anyway?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners demonstrate the ability to determine the name of any major key signature. After a lecture/demo, students utilize worksheets imbedded in this plan to gain practice identifying key signatures.
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Romantic Period in Music, Art, and Literature

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
“Romanticism aims at enlarging experience by exploring the real.” This excerpt from Jacques Barzun’s From Dawn to Decadence introduces a PowerPoint that examines the characteristics of and the major figures in music, art, and literature...
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Music and Emotions

For Teachers K - 4th
Students explore their feelings through music and art. In this music and arts lesson, students listen to My Many Colored Days and choose a color to go with each emotion. Students also describe their emotions while listening to various...
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Modes in Music

For Students 9th - 11th
In this musical modes worksheet, students review the modes in melodic compositions. They review a chart of the authentic and plagal modes. They review a melody using the information that is given about the notes that are used. There are...
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How Do I Measure Up? (Intermediate)

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders compare the relationship between meter in music and measurement in math. They practice sightreading music by determining the number of beats per measure, clapping and counting the rhythm.
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Music and Technology

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders practice reading rhythm patterns with different types of notes and meters. Using a counting system, they perform a sight reading exercise and take notes when needed. They use a form of technology to illustrate the music.
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Name that Tune!

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders practice songs with their musical instruments. In this name that tune activity, 6th graders play the songs for their family members while they try to guess the tune. Parents provide feedback on students progress.
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Telephone Number Song

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students apply mnemonic devices to remember the notes on the treble clef. They determine how to match the keys on the keyboard to the notes. Next, they use a telephone number to compose a song, and interact with a keyboard online....
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Keep Your Lamps

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice their singing using the correct posture. Using music, they practice reading it and using the correct rhythm. They are introduced to a Oratorio and stretching exercises to use before beginning a song. They share their...

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