Theory Worksheet Answers

Answers to the worksheets for Introduction to Music Theory can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the links below. This page will be updated regularly as assignments are added.

Chapter 1: Pitch

1.1 – Notes on the staff
1.2 – The treble clef and supplemental worksheet
1.3 – The bass clef and supplemental worksheet
1.4 – Staff systems
1.5 – Octave registers
1.6 – Notes on the keyboard (part 1) (part 2) (part 3)
1.7 – Accidentals
1.8 – Review and Exam 1
1.9 – Appendix 1: Alto and tenor clefs

Chapter 2: Rhythm and meter

2.1 – Introduction to rhythm
2.2 – Pulse, meter, and measures
2.3 – Common time
2.4 – 8th notes and 16th notes
2.5 – Dotted rhythms
2.6 – Ties
2.7 – Rests
2.8 – Dynamics
2.9 – Articulations
2.10 – 2/4 and 3/4 meter
2.11 – Different beat units
2.12 – 6/8 meter
2.13 – More compound meters
2.14 – Review and Exam 2
2.15 – Appendix 2: Asymmetrical meters

Chapter 3: Scales and keys

3.1 – The C major scale
3.2 – Other major scales
3.3 – Diatonic functions of the scale
3.4 – The circle of 5ths
3.5 – Major key signatures
3.6 – The natural minor scale
3.7 – Harmonic and melodic minor scales
3.8 – Major or minor?
3.9 – Modes
3.10 – Review and Exam 3

Chapter 4: Intervals

4.1 – Basic intervals
4.2 – Seconds and thirds (Part 1, Part 2)
4.3 – Perfect intervals and inversions
4.4 – 6ths, 7ths, and all inversions
4.5 – Intervals in the major scale
4.6 – Intervals in the minor scale
4.7 – Review and Exam 4
4.8 – Appendix 3: Frequency and consonance

Chapter 5: Chords

5.1 – Triads
5.2 – Triad alterations
5.3 – Triads in a key context
5.4 – Inversions and doubling
5.5 – 7th chords in the major key
5.6 – 7th chords in the minor key
5.7 – 7th chord inversions
5.8 – Analyzing arpeggios and doubled notes
5.9 – Non-chord tones
5.10 – Split-bass chords
5.11 – Review and Exam 5
5.12 – Appendix 4: Introduction to jazz chords

Chapter 6: Chord paradigms and song structure

6.1 – From chords to context
6.2 – Keyboard style and part-writing
6.3 – The tonic-dominant relationship
6.4 – The cadential 6/4
6.5 – The pre-dominant
6.6 – Tonic expansion
6.7 – Cadences
6.8 – Introduction to structure
6.9 – Song structure in contemporary music
6.10 – Review and Exam 6