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The following resources are helpful to parents and teachers:
- Book: Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School by Tina Rae (2014)
- Book: Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (2008)
- Book: Digital Tools for Teaching: 30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum by Steve Johnson (2013)
- DVD video: Canadian Popular Music in the '60's, '70's & '80's by EMI Music Canada (2012)
- DVD video: Canada: A People's History produced by Mark Starowicz (2001).
- Book: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan (1999)
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Music Theory Resources
The following music theory resources may be helpful for students and teachers.
- Video: "How to Read Music" with Tim Hansen a TEDtalk original.
- Blank Manuscript/Staff/Music Paper in PDF format from Dolmetsch Musical Instruments
- A to Z dictionary an audio dictionary of musical concepts, styles and instruments. You can listen to the sound files while reading the explanations. From Learning and Teaching Scotland.
- Music Dictionary from Dolmetsch Musical Instruments
- Good-Ear.com Free Ear Training on the Net
- Keyboard Chord Calculator from circle-of-fifths.com
- How music works. from chordwizard.com
- Music Theory & History Online from Brian Blood
- Music Theory Worksheets from LessonPlanet.com
- Music Theory Worksheets from GMajorMusicTheory.org
- Music Theory Q & A from Ars Nova Software
- Note Name Worksheets for elementary students. From MakingMusicFun.net.
- Music Theory from Dolmetsch Musical Instruments
- Ricci Adams's musictheory.net
- Music Glossary from teoria.com
- Music Reading Tutorials from teoria.com
- Music Thory Tutorials from teoria.com
- Music Theory Exercises from emusictheory.com
- Music Theory Drills from emusictheory.com
- Scales from other Cultures from Alexander Edward Sager, University of Calgary
- Tonal Music Theory Examples from Prof. Timothy Cutler Cleveland Institute of Music
- Listening revision exercises From Learning and Teaching Scotland.
- Scale Calculator from musictheory.org.uk
- Music Quizzes and Games from musictechteacher.com
- Theory Video Lessons from thelessonroom.com provided by D'ADDARIO & CO.
- Music Theory Books to purchase from musicbooksplus.com
- Music Notes Theory from ThinkQuest.org
- Music Notes Theory from ThinkQuest.org
- The Unspoken Word Theory from ThinkQuest.org
- Music Theory Intervals from ThinkQuest.org
- Chords and Triads from ThinkQuest.org
- Expressions, Tempos and Styles from ThinkQuest.org
Music Notes on the Grand Staff
The Grand Staff showing the note positions, note names and corresponding location on a keyboard.
Each of the Clef symbols are positioned around a specific note. The treble clef symbol winds around the G above Middle C. The bass clef symbol curls around the F below Middle C. The alto and tenor clef symbols are positioned through Middle C.
- The treble clef is a G clef.
- The bass clef is an F clef.
- The alto clef is a C clef.
- The tenor clef is a C clef.
Diagram showing names for the Treble Clef, Bass Clef, Alto Clef and Tenor Clef. Source: MusicArrangers.com. 2006
Diagram showing Treble Clef, Bass Clef, Alto Clef and Tenor Clef. Source: MusicArrangers.com. 2006
Diagram of a bass clef lines showing the note names. Source: Piano-Lessons-Made-Simple.com by Eric Rader
Diagram of a bass clef spaces showing the note names. Source: Piano-Lessons-Made-Simple.com by Eric Rader
Diagram of bass cleff lines and space names, Source: Catherine Schmidt-Jones at Open Stax CNX.
Diagram of a bass clef and keyboard showing the note names. Source: Piano-Lessons-Made-Simple.com by Eric Rader
Circle of Fifths
Circle of Fifths with Key Signatures and Minor Keys
Music Instrument Performance Resources
- Tips for brass, guitar, vocalists and more from Canadian Musician and Professional Sound Magazines
Bass Guitar Theory Resources
- Electric Bass Guitar Basics from bass-lessons.com
- Electric Bass Guitar Theory from bass-lessons.com
- Major Modes
- Bass Guitar Neck Chart
- bass guitar arpeggios
- Scale and Chord Tone Fretboard Printer
bass guitar neck
Guitar Theory Resources
- Guitar Lessons For Beginners from Jamie Andreas
- A Guide to Guitar Effects from harmony-central.com
- Harmonics by the Numbers from harmony-central.com
- Guitar Secrets from Jamie Andreas
- Technical Tips from Jamie Andreas
- The Tools of Transcribing Music for Guitar from harmony-central.com
- Pitch vs. Frequency from harmony-central.com
- Auto-Transposer the automatic chord transposer from autotransposer.com
Names of the guitar strings
Keyboard Theory Resources
A four octave keyboard that is not labelled. Source: piano-lessons-made-simple.com
A four octave keyboard that is labelled. Source: piano-lessons-made-simple.com
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