Basic Rudiments may be completed together with the UMT Supplemental Workbook Levels.

LEVEL 4 Supplemental Workbook is designed to be completed with the Basic Rudiments.

LEVEL 5 Supplemental Workbook is designed to be completed after both Basic and LEVEL 4.

Supplemental Books include Melody Writing, History & Much More!


Basic Rudiments Workbook

Basic Workbook and Answer Book

The Basic Theory Workbook is recommended for concurrent study when preparing for Grades 1 to 5 Practical Examinations. The matching Answer Book with hand-written answers is a convenient resource for quick, easy and accurate marking.

The Basic Rudiments Workbook continues developing a solid understanding to be successful in creating a strong foundation in Basic Theory.

Basic Rudiments Workbook includes these exclusive BONUS features:

  • 80 Ultimate Music Theory Flashcards - Vocabulary, Musical Signs, Rhythm and more! Use the Flashcards for one min. “EASY” review of terms and definitions learned in the previous classes.
  • Ultimate Music Theory Guide & Chart - convenient summary to review concepts. Memory Joggers that benefit all learning styles.
  • 12 Comprehensive Review Tests - support retention of concepts learned in previous lessons.

 Lesson #1 – Music Notation – Notes, Rests & Values

 Lesson #2 – Accidentals – Sharp, Flat & Natural Signs

 Lesson #3 – Semitones, Enharmonic Equivalents & Whole Tones

 Lesson #4 –Major Scales & the Circle of Fifths – Major Keys

 Lesson #5 – Intervals – Perfect, Major & Minor

 Lesson #6 – Circle of Fifths – Minor Keys & Minor Scales


 Lesson #7 – Key Signatures

Lesson #8 – Key Signatures on the Grand Staff

 Lesson #9 – Major Triads – Solid & Broken

 Lesson #10 – Harmonic Minor Scales

 Lesson #11 – Melodic Minor Scales

 Lesson #12 – Analysis & Musical Terms

Basic -  Lesson Plans

Basic Rudiments Lesson Plans – Why do we need Lesson Plans? Why do we need a road map? Music Theory Lesson Plans are the “Music Map” to help you reach your learning goal.

Basic Rudiments Lesson Plans will help you teach students of all learning styles: Visual, Auditory or Kinesthetic. Teaching requires an understanding of not only your students individual learning style, but also how to teach to each individual students learning style..

UMT Tips are in each lesson plan. When we use lesson plans, we have the road map to successful teaching.

Basic Rudiments Lesson Plans include these 6 Tips and MUCH more!

  1. Game Ideas for using the time saving Ultimate Music Theory Whiteboards. No more drawing 5 lines on a piece of paper!
  2. Sight Reading skills build confidence.  At the keyboard, play patterns (same, step and skip) and identify the distance and directions.
  3. Ear Training develops listening skills. At the keyboard, play melodies and have students identify dynamics and articulation.
  4. How to teach Simple Time using the exclusive UMT symbols for understanding rhythm. The Plus + sign and the Tilde ~ sign help you understand pulse (Strong, weak and Medium).
  5. Game Ideas for using the 80 Flashcards. How to play SLAP – a super fun Flashcard Game that your students will love to play.
  6. How to write Pentascales on the Whiteboard and play “1-2-3 Reveal”.
Improvising with Triads - Ultimate Music Theory - Music Theory Lesson Whiteboard_music theory workbook_Basic Rudiments workbooks

Lesson Plans for the Basic Rudiments Workbook are divided into 24 Classes. Private lessons may be 15 – 20 min. Group lessons may be 30 – 60 min.

Each class of the 24 Basic Rudiments Lesson Plans outlines the:

  • Lesson – Conveniently mapped page numbers for each class.
  • Concepts – Breakdown of theory lesson presented in each class.
  • Teaching Tips – Creative ideas for easy, fun classes that save you time.
  • Homework – Assignment to be completed for successful learning.

Basic - Exam and Answer Pages

Theory Camp using UMT Basic Rudiments for Music Theory Exam

Are you preparing for the Basic Rudiments Exam? The Ultimate Music Theory FREE Practice Exam will show you the Way to Score Success!

Here are 10 Tips for successful completion of the Basic Exam. These 10 UMT Tips are included in the FREE Practice Exam.

Theory Tips are essential for building knowledge and confidence.

READ the UMT Tips before completing each question in the Free Practice Exam.

The Basic Rudiments Exam Answer Pages provide quick, easy and accurate marking. Spend more time teaching – And less time marking exams.

Basic - Certificate of Achievement

Basic Rudiments Certificate of AchievementNow that you have completed the Basic Workbook, present your student with the Basic Rudiments Certificate of Achievement.

Download their Certificate, Personalize it, Print it and Present it.

Teaching young students or teaching adults, we all appreciate being recognized for our accomplishments.
Basic Rudiments Certificate of Achievement!


Use the  Ultimate Music Theory Theory Flashcards App – with 6 Subjects and Over 7000 Flashcards including audio!

  • LEARN FASTER – Use on any device, phone, tablet, computer
  • EXPLORE – Identify written & audio notation
  • PLAY – Sight Reading and Ear Training Games and much More!

Students will LOVE hearing exact pitch and pronunciation of terms.

Students will be INSPIRED to use their imagination while building a foundation in Ear Training and Sight Reading.

The One and ONLY Music Theory App & Matching Workbook!

Although thousands of hours are spent writing and proofing each book in the Ultimate Music Theory Series of Workbooks and Answer Books, sometimes printing and proofing errors occur.

The Basic Rudiments Errata Pages show corrections for the Ultimate Music Theory Basic Rudiments Workbook and Answer Book.

Download Basic Rudiments Errata Pages – Workbook and Answer Book

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