I'm so confused, what do these numbers mean? 🤯
Students studying music theory are often confused by the many ways numbers are used. Scale degrees, Roman numerals, Figured Bass, and what's the Nashville Number System? You can't blame them for feeling frustrated. It's pretty tough to remember it all, especially in the first year of music theory.
To help, this wildly popular study sheet is now a FREE download! "What Numbers Mean in Music Theory" is a 4-pg study sheet on the myriad of ways that numbers are used in sheet music and music theory (plus other goodies!).
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What Numbers Mean in Music Theory (4 pgs)
Circle of 5ths (1 pg)
Punk Beethoven Art (1 pg) 🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼
15 Major Scales with scale degree numbers, notated in two clefs (3 pgs)
Grand Staff Manuscript with room in between staves for music analysis(1 pg)
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Malia's music theory coaching helped me connect music theory to the practice of songwriting. By learning how to break down my ideas into components and recombine them into complete songs, I completed and released my first solo album earlier this year. Thanks, Malia, for your help in getting to the other side!
Michelle Medina-Ferrone, Freelance Violinist
Malia made theory and music accessible! I hadn't been in a theory class in years, and when I was, I could never grasp the concepts or the why. Malia's class was refreshing, fun, and useful. The knowledge I gained makes me want to incorporate it in any style of music that I play. The materials incorporated were things I wish were available when I studied music. Now I use them for fun to expand my musicality!
Music Theory Staff Paper
Superior hybrid music paper for teaching and learning music notation.
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Books for Music Lessons & Music Classes 📚
Visualize Keyboard Scales & Modes
How many keys are in your comfort zone? Did you know that developing fluency in keys will help you read music faster and learn music more efficiently? This starts with scales and modes.
"Visualize Keyboard Scales & Modes" has now released in paperback and Kindle Ebook! It is published by Hal Leonard and available on Amazon, Sheet Music Plus, and Barnes & Noble.
There are hundreds of scale books out there..but not like this. Finally, after one year in the making, this book covers essentials in an easy to follow, engaging way. Music Theory Shop will be carrying limited stock, soon. Subscribe to the Music Theory Shop newsletter to be notified.
Testimonials - "visualize keyboard scales & modes"
Dr. Craig Cunningham
I have this book and I love this book!!! Love the introduction material. I love the way the book is organized. I use this book with my own students frequently...I further love that all scales and modes are from one starting point.
I love the layout of this book...For someone like me that is just learning or has been confused by all the different mode names, this book lays them out in an easy to understand fashion. It also provides the musical notation so that you can play and hear the difference to reinforce learning the scales and modes. And it doesn't just give you two or three keys as examples, the author lays out everything for all 30 major/minor keys! I highly recommend this book if you're looking to learn or become more confident with your music fundamentals.
Enjoying this book so far. I love the way things are laid out and explained. This will be very useful for sure.
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