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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.
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

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NEW RCM Theory Syllabus 2016

NEW RCM Theory Syllabus 2016

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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.
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.
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.
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 Use Practice Exams

Why Use Practice Exams

Stanford University Studies prove it and so do Ultimate Music Theory Exam Results - when Students use Practice Exams to prepare for exams, they do better!
Root Position Triad

Root Position Triad

Teaching the concept of a Root Position Triad using the song "Do You Wanna Build a Snowman" attaches a familiar context (snowman) with a new music concept.
Tied Notes with Accidentals

Tied Notes with Accidentals

Confused about whether or not the bar line cancels the accidental when the note is tied? Learn the 3 simple rules for naming Tied Notes with Accidentals.
Naming tied notes

Naming tied notes

When Naming Tied Notes, do you name the note for every notehead or do you only name the note each time it is played? Learn the rule for naming tied notes!
Staccato Dots – Why in a Space?

Staccato Dots – Why in a Space?

Ever wonder why Staccato Dots are placed in a space? Why can't they go on a line? Learn the 3 Ground Rules to place Staccato Dots CORRECTLY every time.
2-4 or 4-8 Time

2-4 or 4-8 Time

When adding a Time Signature, how can you tell whether it is 2-4 or 4-8 time? Can you always use either Time Signature? Here are some UMT Tips to guide you.
Live Music Theory Workshop

Live Music Theory Workshop

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Understanding Concert Pitch

Understanding Concert Pitch

Concert Pitch can be confusing if you have never learned an instrument other than the piano. Here are some UMT Tips on how to transpose in to concert pitch.
Sequence, Imitation and Inversion

Sequence, Imitation and Inversion

Discover the UMT Tips on how to identify the relationship between two or more motives as Sequence, Imitation and Inversion when analyzing music.
Modern Vocal Score Dynamics

Modern Vocal Score Dynamics

Discover how to write Modern Vocal Score Dynamics (with and without lyrics) in Open Score (SATB - 4 Staves) and in Short (Keyboard) Score (Grand Staff).
Modern Vocal Score Bar Lines

Modern Vocal Score Bar Lines

Discover how to write Modern Vocal Score Bar Lines (with and without lyrics) in Open Score (SATB - 4 Staves) and in Short (Keyboard) Score (Grand Staff).
Drawing Quarter Rests

Drawing Quarter Rests

Instructions for Drawing Quarter Rests in 4 easy steps - Ultimate Music Theory free downloadable Drawing Quarter Rests Worksheet to use with your students.
Can You Have a Triple Flat

Can You Have a Triple Flat

In music, can you have a Triple Flat or a Triple Sharp? Yes you can! Learn how to write accidentals to raise or lower a note's pitch more than a whole step.
Interval – Harmonic Augmented First

Interval – Harmonic Augmented First

Writing a Harmonic Perfect First is easy - but how do you write a Harmonic Augmented First? How do you place the accidentals so that the notes are harmonic?
Conservatory Canada Theory 1

Conservatory Canada Theory 1

Can Teachers use Ultimate Music Theory to prepare students for Theory Exams with Conservatory Canada? Yes they can! Compare CC Theory 1 and RCM Basic Exams.
Identifying Time Signatures

Identifying Time Signatures

3 Steps to correctly identifying time signatures: See the pattern, Hear as you count, Feel the rhythmic pulse. The way to score success.
C Clefs – When and Why?

C Clefs – When and Why?

When and Why use C Clefs? The different placement of C Clefs on the Staff will create 5 different Clefs. Learn which C Clef to use for each range.
C Clef – What and Why?

C Clef – What and Why?

A Clef is a “symbol” that pitches notes to specific sounds. The C Clef is a movable clef. The 5 C Clefs establish specific pitches for Middle C. Learn more