Student Library

Patterns

Tonal patterns and rhythm patterns are the words of music. Click below to learn some patterns. 

Tonal Pattern Videos

Harmonic Patterns

Major, I&V, Aural/Oral

Major, I&V, Syllables

Major, I&V, Tonal Pattern Recital

Minor, i&V, Aural/Oral

Minor, i&V, Syllables

Minor, i&V, Tonal Pattern Recital

Stepwise Patterns

Major, Stepwise, Aural/Oral

Major, Stepwise, Syllables

Minor, Stepwise, Aural/Oral

Minor, Stepwise, Syllables

Tonal Pattern Sheets

With Solfege

Without Solfege

Rhythm Pattern Videos

Macrobeat/Microbeat

Duple, Macro/Micro, Aural/Oral

Duple, Macro/Micro, Syllables

Duple, Macro/Micro, Improvisation

Triple, Macro/Micro, Aural/Oral

Triple, Macro/Micro, Syllables

Triple, Macro/Micro, Improvisation

Divisions

Duple, Divisions, Aural/Oral

Duple, Divisions, Syllables

Duple, Divisions, Translation

Triple, Divisions, Aural/Oral

Triple, Divisions, Syllables

Triple, Divisions, Translation

Rhythm Pattern Sheets

With Solfege

Without Solfege

Videos

Audiation-based rhythm video materials, including acculturation, bass lines, loops and more.

Singing Bass Lines

Introduction

"Are You Sleeping?"

"Down By the Station"

"Joshua"

"Wade in the Water"

Tonal Acculturation

Major Tonality

Minor Tonality

Dorian Tonality

Mixolydian Tonality

Phrygian Tonality

Lydian Tonality

Aeolian Tonality

Locrian Tonality

Rhythm Acculturation

Duple Meter

Triple Meter

Unusual Paired Meter (5)

Unusual Unpaired Meter (7)

Tonality eTunes

Major Tonality eTune

Major Tonality eTune 

Dorian Tonality eTune

Mixolydian Tonality eTune

Phrygian Tonality eTune 

Lydian Tonality eTune

Aeolian Tonality eTune

Locrian Tonality eTune 

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Harmonic Loops

Major, I & V

Major, I & IV

Major, I IV I V

Minor, i & V

Minor, i & iv

Minor, i iv i V

Dorian, i & VII

Mixolydian, I & VII

Phrygian, i and vii

eBooks

The catalog of free instructional eBooks including PDF books for students, teachers and parents

How to Learn the Language of Music

In this 40 page book, you will learn the Audiation Foundation. Specifically:

  • Rhythm: Macrobeats and Microbeats in duple and triple meters.
  • Harmony: Resting tone and tonic and dominant functions in major and minor tonalities. 
  • Reading: You will learn how to read familiar tonal and rhythm patterns. 

All of the lessons in this book are coordinated with The Literate Musician videos. This is an ideal workbook for students on the beginning of their audiation journey. 

How to Teach the Language of Music

In this 89 page book, you will learn the basics of teaching according to the principles of Dr. Edwin E. Gordon's Music Learning Theory. Specifically:

  • Theory: The big ideas of MLT in easy to understand language. 
  • Learning Sequence Activities: How to set up the pattern portion of your classroom where you teach skills, context and content.  
  • Classroom Activities: How to make connections between your pattern instruction and the rest of your curriculum. 

This teacher guide can be used in coordination with How to Learn the Language of Music, as well as my full books, The Literate Musician and MLT Any Music Teacher Can Du...De

Your Baby's First Music Teacher

In this short book, you will learn the very basics of early childhood music according to the research of Dr. Edwin E. Gordon. For more information, see the video below. 

Parents can download free mp3s of the tunes notated in this book here: Everyday Songs With Words

Backing Tracks

Improve your instrumental and skills with backing tracks in several different styles.

One Chord Romps

Repetitive loops over one chord. Folk Style. 72 beats per minute. Use YouTube's player controls to speed up or slow down. 

Key of C

Key of D

Key of E

Key of F

Key of G

Key of A

Key of Bb

Key of B

Tonic and Dominant (I & V)

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Three Chord Romps

Repetitive loops over the I, IV and V chords. Folk Style. 72 beats per minute. Use YouTube's player controls to speed up or slow down. 

Key of C

Key of D

Key of E

Key of F

Key of G

Key of A

Key of Bb

Key of B

Instruments

Materials related to instrumental instruction, including chord sheets and videos. 

Ukulele Chord Videos

Intro and C Chord

F Chord

G Chord

Am Chord

A Chord

D Chord

E7 Chord

Em Chord

Guitar Chord Videos

A Chord

B7 Chord

C Chord

D Chord

E Chord

G Chord

Am Chord

Dm Chord

Em Chord

Chord Sheets

Keyboard Chords

Other Instrumental Materials

Coming Soon!

Tests

Several tests designed to assess your achievement in tonal and rhythmic audiation and skills. 

Same vs. Different

Same vs. Different, Tonal

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https://goo.gl/forms/aWT0iNUzrDtf0AL82 

Same vs. Different, Rhythm

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https://goo.gl/forms/xHyw3YS4zJI3UslH3 

Major vs. Minor

Major vs. Minor #1

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https://goo.gl/forms/RVSmprBkgLbCDzRb2 

Major vs. Minor #2

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https://goo.gl/forms/VOmxeC7hFc03m7Lx2 

Duple vs. Triple

Duple vs. Triple #1

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https://goo.gl/forms/lUV8M1U3G1y2S68z2 

Duple vs. Triple #2

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https://goo.gl/forms/OluPE8nsuCnZSWKC2 

Match the Progression

Match the Progression #1 (Major, I&V)

Answers

1. Yes

2. No (I V I I)

3. No (I V I IV)

4. Yes

5. No (IV I V I)

6. Yes

7. No (I IV I I)

8. No (I V V V)

9. Yes

10. No (I I I vi)

 

Match the Progression #1 (Minor, i&V)

Answers

1. Yes

2. Yes

3. No (i V V i)

4. No (i V i iv)

5. Yes

6. No (i i i iv)

7. Yes

8. No (i i VI i)

9. Yes

10. No (iv iv i i)

 

Documents

Reference sheets and notation for classroom tunes, songs without words, and more.

Songs with Words

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Fiddle Tunes

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