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The Music Theory Notebook provides brief notes on aspects of Music Theory that may help with Improvisation skills, and general knowledge.


  1. Treble Clef and Bass Clef  

    Learn to READ and WRITE in both the Treble and Bass Clefs. Practise Drills and Quizzes included, to improve your speed and accuracy.

  2. Primary Triads.

    Each key has 3 main chords. They are built on the 1st, 4th, and 5th degrees of the scale. Practice these with the midi files provided.

  3. Seventh Chords.

    When a 7th is added to a chord, the harmony is enriched. This progression of 7th chords is an easy progression to practice with the midi files provided. It has a spicy, jazz feel.

  4. 12 Bar Blues Progression.

    This progression formed the basis of much  popular music in the 1950's to 1970's, and so is very predicable. You can enjoy improvising your own rhythmic and melodic patterns with this easily recognisable harmonic pattern.

  5. The Circle of Fifths.  

    See the relationship of all the keys, set out in the Circle of 5ths. The logical patterns of keys and key signatures are shown. This circle forms a basis for practicing the Primary Triads and understanding modulation between keys.


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Reading Drills
Treble Clef
Bass Clef
Primary Triads
Circle of 5th
12 Bar Progression
Song Writing
Audio Help

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