Aural and Theory

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Welcome to our Music Diary page for aural and theory! 

Make a note of these recommended activities in your Music Diary to help with your practice.  We'll be adding new activities regularly to keep you inspired. 

Music theory and good aural skills are the foundation of all singing, playing and composition.  

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  •  Songbirds

Musica Holme Valley Songbirds group introduces babies and young children to music making using the Kodaly teaching method.  Mrs Hemingway from Songbirds has created two videos for mini maestros to enjoy:

Babies to age 3:

Ages 3 - 5:

  •  Basic Theory and Rhythm

Mrs Mansfield shows us some basic theory on writing clefs, notes on the stave and their names in both bass and treble clef, and some rhythm work.

  • Notating Rhythm and Pitch

How to notate rhythms made up of Semibreves (4 beat notes), Minims (2 beat notes) and Crotchets (1 beat notes):

A range worksheets can be downloaded from the website.

Particularly recommended (all available for free) are: 

Ready, Set, Go!  Note Name Speed Tests

Intervals!  Music Theory Worksheets

Ready, Set, Go! Intervals (Unison-Octave)

It All Adds Up! – Music Rhythm Worksheets

Test your knowledge of Italian musical terms as you hunt them down in this wordsearch.  If you don't know all the words, see how many of them you can learn.

How many of these tricky questions can you get right?  It's a difficult quiz so if you aren't sure, try out your detective skills and see what you can learn about these important people using the internet or music books.

A resource for developing both sight-singing for instrumental exams, and dictation skills for GCSE music exams

Use this worksheet to discover how to build chords in a key and put the theory into practice