Theory Experts Curriculum Guide

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Theory Experts Curriculum Information

Our Theory Experts products align to 3 different levels for different age ranges. We recommend:
Level 1 for early elementary – Level 2 for upper elementary & early middle school – Level 3 for upper middle school & high school

General Differences Among Levels (specifics for each lesson are viewable in the Curriculum Guide below)
For rhythm lessons: Level 1 note & rest durations used are whole, half, quarter, and 8th – fraction understanding is not stressed. Level 2 adds dotted half, dotted quarter, and 16th notes – fractions are used. Level 3 adds dotted 8ths and dotted 16th notes – fractions are used frequently.
For pitch lessons, Level 1 ONLY contains treble clef, while Level 2 & 3 work in bass clef and treble clef throughout. Level 3 includes section 2 which gets into much more complicated concepts than section 1 alone

For more specifics on level differences view the Curriculum Guide below.

Theory Experts Curriculum Guide & All Additional Available Products

Rhythm LessonsLevel & DifferencesYouTube VideoActivities on TpTBoom Cards on Boom Learning
Steady Beat1-3 No DifferencesView Steady or NotSteady or Not
Tempo1 – Imagery (Only fast & slow), 2 – Imagery (Adagio, Andante, Allegro) 3 – No Imagery, Introduces BPM & More MarkingViewFast vs Slow
Adagio, Andante, Allegro
7 Tempo Markings & BPM
Fast vs Slow
Adagio, Andante, Allegro
7 Tempo Markings & BPM
Notes & Rests1-3 No Differences View Notes & Rests ActivityBuild Music Notes
Sort Notes & Rests
Note & Rest Durations1 – Whole, Half, Quarter, 8th 2 – Adds Dotted Half, Dotted Quarter, 16th, 3 – Adds Dotted 8th, Dotted 16th View Cookie Counters (Single Count)
Cookie Counters (Quarter, Half, Whole)
Cookie Counters (Single Count)
Cookie Counters (Quarter, Half, Whole)
Beams1 – 8ths, 2-3 16thsViewBeams: Level 1 Only
Beams: Level 1-3
Beams (Level 1)
Beams (Level 2 & 3)
Measures & Time Signatures 1 – Whole, Half, Quarter, 8th 2 – Adds Dotted Half, Dotted Quarter, 16th, 3 – Adds Dotted 8th, Dotted 16th View Cookie Counters (Full Measures)Cookie Counters (Full Measures)
Rhythm Counting 1 – Whole, Half, Quarter, 8th 2 – Adds Dotted Half, Dotted Quarter, 16th, 3 – Adds Dotted 8th, Dotted 16th View Rhythm CreatorRhythm Dictation BUNDLE (Also Available Separately)
Ties1-3 No Differences View Ties (Level 1-3)Ties (Level 1-3)
Section 1 Review 1 – Whole, Half, Quarter, 8th 2 – Adds Dotted Half, Dotted Quarter, 16th, 3 – Adds Dotted 8th, Dotted 16th Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
BUNDLE
Section 1 Test 1 – Whole, Half, Quarter, 8th 2 – Adds Dotted Half, Dotted Quarter, 16th, 3 – Adds Dotted 8th, Dotted 16th


RHYTHM BUNDLES →Rhythm Activities BUNDLE
(all of the activities listed in the column above, bundled into a single purchase at a discount!)
Rhythm Boom Decks BUNDLE
(all of the activities listed in the column above,
bundled into a single purchase at a discount!)
Pitch Lessons Level & Differences YouTube Video Activities on TpT Boom Cards on Boom Learning
Musical Alphabet & Musical Staff 1-3 No Differences View
Clefs 1 – Treble Clef only, 2-3 – Treble & Bass Clef View Name the Given Pitch:
Treble, Bass, Alto, Tenor
Place the Pitch:
Treble, Bass
Ledger Lines1 – Treble Clef only, 2-3 – Treble & Bass Clef View Treble Ledger Lines
Bass Ledger Lines
Alto Ledger Lines
Tenor Ledger Lines
Piano Keyboard 1-3 No Differences View Keyboard Identification BUNDLE (Also Available Separately)
Half Steps & Whole Steps 1-3 No Differences View
Sharps & Flats 1 – Treble Clef only, 2-3 – Treble & Bass Clef View Keyboard Identification:
Treble Clef
Bass Clef
Alto Clef
Tenor Clef
Enharmonics 1 – Treble Clef only, 2-3 – Treble & Bass Clef View
Section 1 Review 1 – Treble Clef only, 2-3 – Treble & Bass Clef Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
BUNDLE
Section 1 Test 1 – Treble Clef only, 2-3 – Treble & Bass Clef
Scales3 Only – Treble & Bass ClefComing Eventually
Key Signatures 3 Only – Treble & Bass Clef Coming Eventually
Intervals 3 Only – Treble & Bass Clef Coming Eventually
Circle of Fifths 3 Only – Treble & Bass Clef Coming Eventually
Section 2 Review 3 Only – Treble & Bass Clef Level 3
BUNDLE
Section 2 Test 3 Only – Treble & Bass Clef