Musicianship - Chicago Children's Choir

Work on musicianship skills!

Click here to download the Neighborhood Choir Music Theory Study Guide!

Note Name Lessons
See pages 3-6 & 16 in the Neighborhood Choir Music Theory Study Guide for more information!

  • Learn about the staff, clefs and ledger lines here
  • Learn about note duration here
  • Learn about measures and time signatures here
  • Learn about rest durations here
  • Learn about dots and ties here
  • Learn about steps and accidentals here
  • Learn about simple and compound meter here
  • Learn about odd meter here

Note Name Exercises
See pages 3-6 & 16 in the Neighborhood Choir Music Theory Study Guide for more information!

Key Signature Lessons
See pages 14-15 in the Neighborhood Choir Music Theory Study Guide for more information!

  • Learn about the major scales here
  • Learn about the minor scales here
  • Learn about key signatures here

Key Signature Exercises
See pages 14-15 in the Neighborhood Choir Music Theory Study Guide for more information!

Interval Lessons

  • Learn about generic intervals here
  • Learn about specific intervals here
  • Learn about writing intervals here
  • Learn about interval inversion here

Interval Practice

Chord Lessons

  • Introduction to chords here
  • Learn about triad inversion here
  • Learn about seventh chords here
  • Learn about more seventh chords here
  • Learn about seventh chord inversion here

Chord Practice

Voice of Chicago Preparation

The Basics

  • Learn about the staff, treble and bass clefs and ledger lines here
  • Learn about five types of notes and how flags affect note duration here
  • Learn about measures and how many notes each can contain here
  • Learn about the different types of rest here
  • Learn how dots and ties modify the duration of notes here
  • Learn about half steps, whole steps and the different types of accidentals here

Scales and Key Signatures

  • Learn how to construct the major scale here
  • Learn how to construct the three different types of minor scales here
  • Learn the special names for each note of a scale here
  • Learn about key signatures and the special ordering of accidentals here
  • Learn a method for mathematically calculating key signatures here

Intervals

  • Learn how two notes are measured on the staff here
  • Learn how two notes are specifically measured here
  • Learn how to correctly spell intervals with a three-step process here
  • Learn how to invert intervals here