Home Sweet Tonic Study Sheets
Music Theory One Sheets Level 1
SCALES, KEY SIGNATURES, & THE CIRCLE OF 5THS
The accompanying study sheets to the workbook Home Sweet Tonic Worksheets (peach book).
"Home Sweet Tonic" is a reference tool, a supplemental "cliff notes" with a summary of the basics for all 30 major and minor keys. This book includes hybrid music manuscript to practice and write music notation, trackers, memorization tools, Circle of 5ths exercise, certificate of completion, pages for note taking, and an inspirational, vibrant design.
Supplement your music lessons or music theory fundamentals courses by studying the scale(s), solfege, scale degrees, diatonic chords, key signature, scales steps on the piano-keyboard, and where each key lies on the Circle of 5ths. This book is visually fun and provides all of the information most would need for a college level Music Fundamentals midterm (except rhythm and meter topics) but when mastered, will give you the foundational knowledge you will use for the rest of your musical career.
Includes major and minor key trackers to track progress, as well as a Circle of 5ths exercise to demonstrate mastery.
Being able to work in all keys at once is admirable and certainly the ultimate goal, but the idea here is to avoid a kind of "multi-tasking" when faced with the entire gamut of keys. This book advocates for slow and steadiness with consistency. Your goal is to practice those basics in depth, one key at a time. The approach is about gently massaging that knowledge into the long term memory so that these materials become working knowledge that is instinctual, and can be applied in the moments of music-making.
"Home Sweet Tonic Study Sheets," and subsequent workbook volumes, are organized by the Western 30 major and minor keys. There are no theory lessons, rather, theory "one-sheets" or study sheets that summarize the essentials of each key This book's purpose gives the student the mental space to focus on just one key at a time with the intention of developing fluency in all 30 keys. Use as a supplement to your music lessons or music fundamentals courses as there are no theory lessons. this book is best used with a music teacher who can reinforce knowledge with weekly music lessons on your instrument, or in class.
"Home Sweet Tonic's" homey feel is intentional and meant to convey a light hearted, comfortable approach to music theory and looks very different from the traditional music theory textbook. The visual graphics are a literal interpretation of the tonic's sense of "home."
Published July 6, 2021
8.5" X 11"
The study sheets in Home Sweet Tonic are part of the materials used in the first workshop of Atomic Music Theory: Scales, Key Signatures, and the Circle of 5ths.
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