By Kevin Tuck, editor, Printable Music Theory Books I’m constantly communicating with music teachers all over the world. Every day I get emails and communicate with teachers via forums and blogs, and I read lots of opinions on the current state of technology in teaching music. A lot of questions recently have concerned iPads
“Research shows a positive connection between teachers’ preparation in their subject matter and their performance and impact in the classroom” . I read this recently in a US study about teacher preparation research(1) and I’m sure that it’s no surprise to any of us that the more prepared a teacher is in their specific subject
Its nearly here! Its been over a year since we launched level two of our printable music theory books series, and we are really excited to announce that level three of this series will finally be available next week! Our products always have a long development timeline, as we have a slightly different approach to
There are a great many books and worksheets for the teaching of music theory available. Many of these are excellent, and well written and researched for the instruction of music theory. There is one thing that over everything else makes certain worksheets and educational materials more effective in this area. This one thing is an
If you’re a music teacher like me you know that most music students roll their eyes when you mention that you are going to bring out a music theory worksheet for them. Many even at the mention of music theory tend to get scared and feel that it really isn’t for them, when there is
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 it makes them play better, but because it helps them communicate
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 students in remembering musical terms they have played in their pieces.
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 I just wanted to ask for your opinion on how to