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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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Music Theory Exam – Need Help?

Music Theory Exam – Need Help?

Overwhelmed? Get your UMT Practice Music Theory Exam & Answer books PLUS a FREE eBook - "5 Common Mistakes Students Make on Exams and How to Avoid Them".
Music Theory Exam Games

Music Theory Exam Games

Playing Games makes learning more fun. Playing Music Theory Exam Games helps students prepare for exams and have fun learning and reviewing concepts easily.
Prep Music Theory Games

Prep Music Theory Games

Learn Faster & Have Fun - Prep Music Theory Games enhance your learning. Get the matching beginner Prep 1 & Prep 2 Music Theory Books and Free Lesson Plans!
Playing Games Improves Learning

Playing Games Improves Learning

Did you know that playing games improves learning? Get 80 FREE Flashcards in each Ultimate Music Theory Workbook plus the UMT Games to improve learning!
Draw a Bass Clef Properly

Draw a Bass Clef Properly

The Bass Clef - discover How to say "Bass" properly; Why we use 3 black dot; How to play "Bass Clef Baseball" and How to draw a Bass Clef sign correctly!
Draw a Treble Clef Properly

Draw a Treble Clef Properly

The Treble Clef - learn When was it invented; Why we should draw it properly; What is so special about that G pitch and How to draw a Treble Clef properly.
Preparatory Tempo Marks

Preparatory Tempo Marks

Preparatory Tempo Marks, introduced in Prep 1 Rudiments, provide students with a foundation for understanding speed. Here are 6 Tips to remember the terms.
Whole Rest in 3/2 Time

Whole Rest in 3/2 Time

In 3/2 Time, a Whole Rest can equal 3 beats of silence. It can also equal 2 beats of silence. Why? Because the Whole Rest in 3/2 Time has 2 functions.
Whole Rest in 2/4 Time

Whole Rest in 2/4 Time

Have you or your students ever wondered why you must use a Whole Rest in 2/4 Time for a full measure of silence? Learn why you cannot use a Half Rest.
Whole Rest in 4/2 Time

Whole Rest in 4/2 Time

A Whole Rest fills an entire measure of silence in any Time Signature except 4/2 Time. Learn 3 Tips on how to use a Breve Rest and a Whole Rest in 4/2 Time.
Have Fun Teaching Theory ABC’s!

Have Fun Teaching Theory ABC’s!

You'll have fun teaching when we have the teaching tools that make learning the ABC’s of Music Theory Easy! Learn these tools and how to use them.
4 Tips for Theory Exam Preparation

4 Tips for Theory Exam Preparation

How can you prepare your Students for a Successful Theory Examination Experience? Discover 4 Tips for Theory Exam Preparation that make exams easy and fun!
Positions? Try Pentascales!

Positions? Try Pentascales!

Learn 3 reasons why using Pentascales instead of Positions will build a stronger foundation in Sight Reading and Transposing for your students.
15 Minute Theory Lesson

15 Minute Theory Lesson

15 Minute Theory Lesson - When Teaching Theory, how can you cover all the required material, make it relevant AND prepare your students for exams in 15 Min.
Influence Students – Three Ways

Influence Students – Three Ways

Influence Students to achieve success. Ultimate Music Theory shows you three ways - by teaching differently, teaching different things and stirring emotion.
The Power of Influence

The Power of Influence

Influence is powerful. Learn how to teach effectively using the two kinds of influence - Positive Influence and Negative Influence. What motivates you?
Music Theory Games

Music Theory Games

The UMT Basic Theory Games Pack includes 6 Individual Laminated Music Theory Games that are the perfect 9 X 12 size. Plus 2 Free Posters - Guide and Chart
3 Things My Father Taught Me

3 Things My Father Taught Me

Treasured Lessons - 3 Things My Father Taught Me about teaching with passion. It's never too late to learn something new. Learn and Share these 3 Secrets.
3 Things My Mother Taught Me

3 Things My Mother Taught Me

My mother taught me many things about teaching. The most important life lessons in my journey to successful teaching. Learn Three secrets to succeed.