Music: Middle School Music Theory: MODULATION in MUSIC

Grade Levels
8th - 11th, Homeschool
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22 pages
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An Introduction to Modulation in Music - Explanation and Music Worksheets

Modulation in music can be a difficult concept for some students to grasp. This is why I have created this resource. It takes the students step by step through an easy method of understanding modulation and how to incorporate it into their composition work.

This 20-page file covers modulation in MAJOR KEYS only to the dominant, subdominant and relative minor keys.

The file contains:

FOUR exercises ask students to write out the dominant, subdominant and relative minor of a given key and state the accidental/s that need to occur.

♫ A teaching slide explaining V7 chords

ONE page of exercises where students name and notate the V7 chord of the specified keys

♫ A teaching slide explaining pivot chords

ONE page of exercises where students discover and name the common chords of the specified keys. Two methods for finding the common chords are explained.

FOUR written and practical activities where students create and perform an 8 bar progression that modulates.

ANSWER KEYS for the student exercises are provided.


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Published 2016 by MusicTeacherResources, ACT, Australia. Copyright © Kim Maloney. All rights reserved by the author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this PDF are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY

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