Category: Theory

Modal Listening Practice

Modal Listening Practice

MODAL LISTENING PRACTICE: The picture above demonstrates an interesting grouping of the modes.  We can progress from one mode to another in the order shown above by lowering one note of the scale:  Lydian progresses to Ionian by lowering the fourth note.  Ionian progresses to Mixolydian by lowering the seventh note.  Mixolydian progresses to Dorian […]

Helpful tools for teaching music theory

Helpful tools for teaching music theory

Helpful tools for teaching music theory Do your students groan or jump for joy when you say “It’s theory time”?  Music theory can be a dreaded chore or the highlight of a lesson – it’s all up to you, the teacher!  There are many excellent tools for teaching music theory available for your use these […]

Auralia – Ear Training – Guide to exercises

Auralia – Ear Training – Guide to exercises

Auralia is considered by many educators to be the most comprehensive ear-training software available today. Many thousands of teachers and students use Auralia as a regular part of each music lesson, as preparation for theory exams, or as outside homework between lessons.  Some students study Auralia on their own, others study it with their performance […]

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