JUST THE FACTS

A unique workbook series, useful as preparation for the Texas State theory test.

BOOK K - 1st year students, ages 5-6

Beginning book for young students. Large staffs for small hands, fun alphabet activities & introduction to naming notes on the staff.

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BOOK ONE - 1st year students, ages 6-7

Note & Rest values (quarters & up), Grand Staff, Note direction, 4/4 time signature, Steps & skips, Drawing stems & bar lines.

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BOOK TWO - 1st year students, ages 6-7

This book follows Book One for the young students or it can be an entry level book for ages 6-7. Material includes all of above plus intervals of 2nds & 3rds, 3/4 time signature, Sharp-flat-forte-piano signs. Every lesson ends with a GAME!

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BOOK THREE - 1st year students, ages 7 & up

This book follows Book Two for the young students or it can be an entry level book for ages 7 and up, including Adults. New material includes Half & Whole steps, the Major scale pattern, Natural sign, Tie, Slur, Intervals of 2nd through 5th, Key signatures & scales for C, G, & F Major.

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BOOK FOUR

New material includes Half & Whole steps, Italian terms, Note & rests values (eighths & up), Key signatures and scales for D, A, & E Major, Drawing treble & bass clefs, Note value rule (2 of a kind & 3 of a kind). Look for the Interval Detective, Inspector Dexter in every book.

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BOOK FIVE

New material includes: Note & rest value order (sixteenths & up), Ledger lines, Enharmonic notes, Intervals through an octave, Tonic triads, Introduction to I - IV - V, Naming Major keys, Scales & keys through 4 sharps/flats. The workbooks sequentially introduce fundamental concepts and provide enjoyable games ("War, "Rhythm Towers", "Tic-Tac Thirds") to prepare students to think theoretically.

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BOOK SIX

Includes musicianship activities to help the students think abstractly. New material includes: Order of sharps & flats, Primary triads, Augmented 2nd, 6/8 time signature, Major/minor 3rds, All Major keys & scales, Major circle of 5ths. Ear training, analysis activities and a Game in every lesson.

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BOOK SEVEN

Continued sequential presentation of materials. Major & perfect intervals, Double flat & sharp, Natural minor scale, Relative Major/minor keys, 3/8 9/8 12/8 Time signatures, Meter terms, Minor circle of 5ths. Every lesson always contains multiple opportunities to review concepts in new applications.

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BOOK EIGHT

Activities ("Sound Alikes", "Cross Out", "Scale Trails") continue to entertain yet challenge students' reasoning skills. New facts (diminished triads, 3 forms of minor, transposition, and melody writing) appear frequently throughout. All books exactly follow the Texas State theory curriculum.

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BOOK NINE

Parallel Major/minor keys, 4-part harmony (SATB), Authentic & Half cadences, Minor - diminished - augmented intervals, Chromatic scale, Whole tone scale, Augmented triads, Common & leading tones in cadences, Figured bass, Parallel keys, Melodic & harmonic intervals.

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BOOK TEN

Higher level thinking skills continue to grow as students relate new information to knowledge already acquired. New facts (open/close harmony, Dominant 7th chord, and triad qualities of the Major scale) appear frequently throughout.

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BOOK ELEVEN

Analysis and written examples continue to deepen the ability to recognize, manipulate, and apply principals of theory to "real" music. New material includes writing cadences, Interval inversions, V7 to I resolutions, and triad qualities in minor scales.

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BOOK TWELVE

Sonata-Allegro form, Polyphonic-Monophonic-Homophonic texture, Analysis with figured bass, Deceptive cadence, and Scale degree names are a few of the new concepts introduced in this level. All books exactly follow the Texas State theory curriculum.

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TEACHER ANSWER SHEETS LVL 4-5-6

Answers and ear training examples.


TEACHER ANSWER SHEETS LVL 7-8-9

Answers and ear training examples.


TEACHER ANSWER SHEETS LVL 10-11-12

Answers and ear training examples.