Theory Time® Reproducible Series: High School 4B
Workbook written by Heather Rathnau
This packet, along with High School 4A, is what you want to use for a High School band, choir, orchestra or theory class that already knows their Major key signatures, scales, and 6/8 time. Concepts include: Rhythm drill, simple, compound & irregular meter, authentic & half cadence, seventh chords, V7 chords, 4-part harmonic analysis, sight-singing, ear-training, post-test. Answer booklet included!
About the author
Heather Hearn Rathnau, NCTM graduated Magna Cum Laude from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Pedagogy and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Literature. She is the author and creator of the Theory Time workbook series, a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) in Piano and maintains a successful private studio teaching piano and voice.
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