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Cooperative Learning Theory Blog 1

Cooperative Learning Theory Blog 1

The Cooperative Learning Theory is a structured methodology where small groups of students work together to maximize their individual learning.

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Placement of Accidentals Blog 2 of 3 – Triad Accidentals

Placement of Accidentals Blog 2 of 3 – Triad Accidentals

Did you know that there are Placement Rules for Triad Accidentals? When a Triad (or Chord) has 2 or more Accidentals, they must be written correctly.

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Placement of Accidentals Blog 1 of 3 – Harmonic Interval Accidentals

Placement of Accidentals Blog 1 of 3 – Harmonic Interval Accidentals

Harmonic Interval Accidentals have specific Placement Rules.In the Placement of Accidentals Blog #1, learn proper placement of 2 accidentals in intervals.

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Counting Slurs

Counting Slurs

Theory Exercises often ask Students to count the number of slurs in an excerpt. Learn the rules to counting slurs (and the difference between slurs & ties).

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Repeat Sign Dots

Repeat Sign Dots

Repeat Sign Dots can be confusing. Are there rules for the placement of Repeat Sign Dots? Are there different types of Repeat Signs? Find out now!

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Volta Brackets

Volta Brackets

Volta Brackets, or "first and second ending brackets", are used to indicated specific directions when repeating the music. So, how do you use them?

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Analysis Square Bracket

Analysis Square Bracket

The Analysis Square Bracket is an analytical tool used to define a part or phrase. Discover when it is easier to use a Square Bracket instead of a Slur.

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From Learning Disabilities to Success

From Learning Disabilities to Success

Share Teacher Kandice Kreutner Ilgner's experience of how the UMT Workbooks help her students with learning disabilities build confidence & achieve success!

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Writing Time Signatures

Writing Time Signatures

When writing Time Signatures, it is important to not write Fractions!  Discover the difference between writing Time Signatures and writing fractions.

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