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6 Tips for Two Part Writing

6 Tips for Two Part Writing

Two Part Writing is when two voices (parts, instruments) are written on 1 staff. Each voice has it's own melody & rhythm. Learn 6 Tips for Two Part Writing.
Confused About Ledger Line Rules

Confused About Ledger Line Rules

Confused about Ledger Lines? Did you know that there are Ledger Line Rules to help us know how to write correct Ledger Lines every time? Take the Pop Quiz!
Cadence Bass Notes

Cadence Bass Notes

Cadence Bass Notes - What are the Rules? Do the Bass Notes ascend or descend? What about the Treble Triads? Learn 3 Rules to make writing a Cadence easy.
Cadential 6-4 Chord Progression

Cadential 6-4 Chord Progression

A Cadential 6-4 Chord Progression is an embellishment of the Dominant Chord (and not a 2nd Inversion Triad!). Learn what notes are used to create the V6/4!
RCM Theory Syllabus Overview

RCM Theory Syllabus Overview

Want the New RCM Theory Syllabus Overview? Confused about what's new and where to begin? We Got You Covered! Register for our FREE GSG MUSIC Webinar Series!
NEW RCM Theory Syllabus 2016

NEW RCM Theory Syllabus 2016

Register now for the FREE GSG MUSIC Webinar Series "NEW RCM Theory Syllabus & Ultimate Music Theory Rocks!" Glory St. Germain has BIG NEWS! Don't miss it!
Kathy Crenshaw UMTC in 7 weeks!

Kathy Crenshaw UMTC in 7 weeks!

Learn how Kathy Crenshaw went from a Texas music teacher's workshop to massive success in the Ultimate Music Theory Certification Course in just 7 weeks!
Adding Beams To Join 3 Notes

Adding Beams To Join 3 Notes

Adding beams to join 3 notes can be confusing. Stems up? Stems down? Beam angled up or down? Discover the rules to writing perfect beamed notes every time.
Add Beams To Join 2 Notes

Add Beams To Join 2 Notes

When we add beams to join 2 notes, it can be confusing! Stems up or stems down? Beams angled up or down? Learn 3 steps to add beams to join notes correctly.
Basic Beats Improve Sight Reading

Basic Beats Improve Sight Reading

Understanding how to scoop Basic Beats will improve your Sight Reading - especially the RCM Exam Requirement to tap a steady beat and clap the rhythm.
Octave – Simple or Compound?

Octave – Simple or Compound?

Why does an Augmented 8 invert to a diminished 8, but a Perfect 8 inverts to a Perfect 1? Learn how to easily identify when an Octave is Simple or Compound.
New RCM Theory Syllabus

New RCM Theory Syllabus

Has the New RCM Theory Syllabus got you worried and confused? Don't Panic! At Ultimate Music Theory, we've got you covered!
Can I Use Ultimate Music Theory?

Can I Use Ultimate Music Theory?

Theory is Theory, no matter where you live! You CAN use Ultimate Music Theory to learn and teach theory, no matter what method or exam system you use!
Lead Sheet Triads

Lead Sheet Triads

Lead Sheet Triads (those letters above the melody line in modern music) are the new Musical Shorthand. Discover what they mean and learn how to use them.
Pentascale or Pentatonic Scale?

Pentascale or Pentatonic Scale?

Pentascale or Pentatonic Scale - both contain the word Penta (5) and Scale (degrees), but are they the same scale? Learn how to easily tell the difference. 
Teaching Articulation Marks

Teaching Articulation Marks

Staccato, portato, tenuto, accent and fermata are Articulation Marks - signs that show us how to play a note. Learn how to teach playing different touches.
No Diminished First

No Diminished First

Ever wonder why there is no Diminished First? Learn why the smallest interval is a Perfect 1 & why a Perfect 1 always changes a semitone to an Augmented 1.
Summer Theory Lessons

Summer Theory Lessons

Don't have the time or energy to run a Summer Theory Camp? Why not try Summer Theory Drop-In Lessons! This easy and flexible option makes theory FUN!
Common Advanced Exam Mistakes

Common Advanced Exam Mistakes

Learn how to avoid Five Common Advanced Exam Mistakes when writing Nationally Recognized Theory Exams including the Royal Conservatory of Music Exams.
How to Teach With an Upbeat

How to Teach With an Upbeat

UMT shows how teaching each lesson with an Upbeat attitude is the key to the success of the lesson. The word “Upbeat” means happy; cheerful and optimistic.
RCM Exams – Theory Co-Requisites

RCM Exams – Theory Co-Requisites

RCM Exams - Learn what theory Co-Requisites go with what RCM Practical Exams and WHY? Learn which RCM exams should be completed first & why it matters.
Why Show Your Work

Why Show Your Work

Explore 3 reasons why it is important to teach our students to Show Your Work when completing their theory - in their workbooks and on their exams.