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Level 8 Music Theory Exam

Level 8 Music Theory Exam

Struggling to Teach (or write) Contrasting Melodies for the Level 8 Music Theory Exam? Here are 4 Tips to write these Baroque Style Melodies correctly.

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Level 7 Music Theory Exam

Level 7 Music Theory Exam

The new Level 7 Music Theory Exam covers new Theory, History & Harmony Requirements in between the Intermediate (Level 6) & Advanced (Level 8) Theory Exams.

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Level 6 Music Theory Exam

Level 6 Music Theory Exam

Level 6 Music Theory Exam preparation can feel a bit daunting. There are so many new concepts, terminologies and expectations. UMT will make it easy!

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Level 5 Music Theory Exam

Level 5 Music Theory Exam

Preparing students for the Level 5 Music Theory Exam is EASY when you use Ultimate Music Theory. This blog will explore tips for teaching the New Concepts.

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Breve Note and Breve Rest

Breve Note and Breve Rest

What does Breve mean? How do you write a Breve Note? How do you write a Breve Rest? When do you use a Breve Note or a Breve Rest? Let's find out!

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Music Theory Club Classes

Music Theory Club Classes

Ultimate Music Theory Club Classes - Want to Learn Music Theory Fast & Have Fun? Ultimate Music Theory Club Classes are just what you need!

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Intervals – Size Symbol

Intervals – Size Symbol

Learn how the Ultimate Music Theory Model Mnemonic (visual aid) supports changing the Interval Size one step at a time using a Size Symbol.

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Mind Body Space Well-being

Mind Body Space Well-being

What Does Mind, Body & Space Mean To You? How do you feel about your wellness? Wellness is often defined as a state of being comfortable, happy or healthy.

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Student Composers

Student Composers

Did you know that Ultimate Music Theory has the tools you need to teach your Students how to compose? Discover 3 Tips to encourage your Student Composers!

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Theory Group Drop In

Theory Group Drop In

A Theory Group Drop In is an Easy Way to reschedule Students or to have an Extra Group Lesson. Learn how to run your Theory Group Drop In in 3 Easy Steps!

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Mindful Focusing Challenge

Mindful Focusing Challenge

4 Steps to create a Mindful Focusing Challenge that will encourage your Theory and Music Students to complete practicing and writing at home every week.

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Summer Theory Challenge

Summer Theory Challenge

Summer is the perfect time to offer a Summer Theory Challenge. Explore 3 ideas on how you too can encourage your students to complete Theory in the summer!

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Summer Theory Group

Summer Theory Group

Ever wanted to offer Theory during the summer but didn't know how? Want to make extra money teaching during the summer? Try UMT Summer Theory Group Classes!

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So-La and Ti-Do

So-La and Ti-Do

Have you ever wondered HOW to inspire, motivate and challenge your Students? It's easy with So-La and Ti-Do - the Ultimate Music Theory Stuffies! Learn how!

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Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

December 1st is Ultimate Music Theory's Birthday! Here's my journey with Founder Glory St. Germain, as we celebrate our amazing years together in UMT!

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Upper or Lower Case Letter

Upper or Lower Case Letter

Do we use an Upper or Lower Case Letter? It is a Capital "C" or a small "c"? Does it matter? Yes, it does! This blog will explore when and when not to Cap.

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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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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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Music Note Stem Length

Music Note Stem Length

When adding a stem to a notehead, the stem is usually approximately one octave in length. Did you know that there is an exception to the Stem Length Rule?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Descending Musical Alphabet

Descending Musical Alphabet

Learning the Musical Alphabet is important for reading music and naming intervals. But how fast can you say the descending musical alphabet pattern?

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Music Theory Course Success

Music Theory Course Success

Looking for the best Music Theory Course Success that will get you First Class Honors with Distinction? This easy step-by-step course - Guarantees Success!

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Music Theory Choral Class

Music Theory Choral Class

Music Theory Choral Class - Private, Classroom & Choral Teachers alike are "Singing the Praises" of the Ultimate Music Theory Workbook Series for students!

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Music Theory Camp

Music Theory Camp

Guest blogger Kandice Kreutner Ilgner shares how she turned the Summer Lesson draught into Summer Theory Camp using the Ultimate Music Theory Lesson Plans.

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UMT Testimonial

UMT Testimonial

Hannah Brackenbury shares her UMT Testimonial on how she discovered Ultimate Music Theory, the Online Certification Course and her first Theory Student.

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Music Italian Terms

Music Italian Terms

In the Ultimate Music Theory Certification Course, teachers have fun with the Music Italian Terms. Enjoy reading Kamara Hennessey's "Italian Adventure"!

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Flashcards and Flyswatters

Flashcards and Flyswatters

Nothing perks up a lesson faster than bringing out the Flyswatters and the Flashcards! Learn the fun new game from Ultimate Music Theory - "Flashcard Slap".

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Circle How You Feel

Circle How You Feel

How do you know how others feel? Use "Circle How You Feel" to help students identify how they (and you) are feeling at the beginning and end of a lesson.

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Improvising with Triads

Improvising with Triads

Inspiring students to Improvise is as easy as opening your UMT Basic Rudiments Theory Book to Page 86! Teach Improvising with Triads in 3 simple, fun steps.

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Goals of a Theory Teacher

Goals of a Theory Teacher

As Teachers, setting goals for our students is an important part of lesson preparation. What about the goals of the Theory Teacher? Here are my top 4 goals.

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Why Pay More? You Get More!

Why Pay More? You Get More!

Why pay more for Ultimate Music Theory? Simple - You Get More! This Blog is for parents - 6 Reasons that prove why your child deserves the very best.

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UMT-ALS Theory Challenge

UMT-ALS Theory Challenge

Want to inspire students to do theory and raise money for a special cause? Learn how to hold a Theory Challenge. Students complete theory & support charity.

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Basic Theory Game Pack

Basic Theory Game Pack

The Basic Theory Game Pack features 6 games that can be played 6 ways = 36 games in one Game Pack. Laminated, convenient and a must for all Music Teachers.

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Slap That Rhythm

Slap That Rhythm

Slap That Rhythm Game - Use the Free Flashcards in each workbook to provide students with a solid foundation in Theory AND in Ear Training.

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