Getting the mix right of practical music and music theory in schools

This is a question that every music teacher faces – how much do you load students up with theoretical knowledge and how much do you just let them play? There has never been a subject in which the practical aspect is more important than inRead more…

Three practical ways to teach Music Theory

At its core, Music Theory is the study of the written manuscript. It is the knowledge of the symbols that make up written music, and the ability to effectively turn them into sounds. An knowledge of music theory really helps people who play music, ratherRead more…

An integrated approach for music theory in schools

Challenges facing music teachers – getting the mix right of music theory and practical. This is a question that every music teacher faces – how much do you load students up with theoretical knowledge and how much do you just let them play? Music isRead more…

How and how not to teach music theory

At its core, Music Theory is the study of the written manuscript. It is the knowledge of the symbols that make up music scores, and the ability to effectively translate them into music. An knowledge of theory assists people who play music, not because itRead more…

The Most Effective ways to teach music theory

At its core, Music Theory is the study of the written music notes. It is the understanding of the dots and scribbles that make up written music, and the ability to effectively translate them into sounds. An understanding of theory really helps musicians, not becauseRead more…

Help designing our Future Games

At the Fun Music Company we are currently working really hard on our first computer game product which is going to be called Interactive Music Games. This is going to be a package of music theory games that will engage students in a computer labRead more…

Teaching Major Scales: Part 2

A post by Janice on Music Lesson Plans: Worksheets to help with Teaching Major Scales If you need theory worksheet content to help with teaching major scales then you may find that our Printable Music Theory Books could become an invaluable companion in your resourceRead more…

Teaching Major Scales: Part 1

A post by Janice on Music Lesson Plans: A Game to help with Teaching Major Scales If you’ve ever taught music theory, then you would know that it can be difficult to get students to remember the pattern of tones and semitones needed, the scaleRead more…

Using Flashcards In Music Theory Lessons

This video is a Suzuki teacher using flashcards to actively involve her students in remembering musical terms they have played in their pieces. I was just looking through youtube for music theory videos and I stumbled across this teacher who was actively involving her studentsRead more…

Music Rhymes to help in a Music Theory lesson

What is the best rhyme for teaching the order of sharps and flats? Do you even use a rhyme? Currently at The Fun Music Company, we are really busy finishing and editing our next “Printable Music Theory Book” and this question came up so IRead more…