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Time signature 7/8 Explained

The time signature 7/8 is a well known meter in classical music, but is sometimes used in popular music too. It contains measures (or bars) that have 7 eighth-note beats (quavers). These are counted in groupings of 2+2+3 or 3+2+2. Due to its irregular counting pattern, 7/8 gives music an out-of-step feel. We’re going to … Read more

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The D Sharp Minor Scale: A Complete Guide

The D sharp Minor scale is a 7 note scale that uses the following notes: D#, E#, F#, G#, A#, B and C# The scale is usually written as starting and ending on D# and it can be repeating at higher or lower octaves. D Sharp Minor is a diatonic scale, which means that it … Read more

How to Teach Rhythm To Beginner Music Students

Having good rhythm is vital for all musicians but unfortunately it is not often taught as well as it could be. It’s tough for teachers to know where to start with how to teach rhythm. Rhythm is vital if you want to play any piece of music and it gets progressively harder as the pieces … Read more

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Top Music Theory Games For The Classroom

I am starting this new school year with a determination to make music theory fun for everyone and one thing I have found that really works and engages my students is using games! And the great thing is, is that there are so many games out there to try. A few that I am loving … Read more

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Top 7 Music Theory Tips for Back To School!

The start of a new school year always brings with it a little bit of excitement. Excitement to get back to routine, see pupils and to make new goals for the year ahead! I love to make plans and spend some time coming up with new and creative ways to teach familiar concepts.  In this … Read more