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Many music theory textbooks illustrate melodies  that often consist, in part, of chord tones—the notes that match an underlying harmonic progression. An example of this may be seen below, in the folk song Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair . The first three pitches, above the words "Black, black, black," are chord tones outlining a D mi...
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How Do You Transfer Students' Understanding of Theory to Their Understanding of Repertoire?

​The color-coordinated, graphic designed, companionable theory books that are packaged with current method books are startling compared to the early workbooks and notespellers. There are many computer theory programs designed to accompany current method books or to be used as a separate course. Theory tests are now required for MTNA auditions and m...
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