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Theory and Ear Training


Written Theory, Keyboard Theory, Aural Awareness (Ear Training), and Sight Reading Guidelines for ASMTA Festival


ASMTA Sample Written Theory Tests

ASMTA Sample Keyboard Tests


Dr. Susan Tusing’s Music Review Lessons

Dr. Tusing is a former Arkansas resident who is now on the faculty of Marshall University in West Virginia. She created these lessons and has graciously offered to share them with our membership. Although the levels do not correspond exactly with ASMTA’s current curriculum, these lessons are still a very useful teaching tool.

Additional Helpful Theory Resources: 
-Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory by Andrew Surmani, Karen Surmani, and Morton Manus. Published by Alfred. Three levels available in one volume. Teacher Answer Key also available 
-Fundamentals of Piano Theory by Keith Snell and Marth Ashleigh. Levels: Preparatory through 10. Published by Neil A. Kjos 
-Theory Time Series: Workbooks in Levels K though 12. Unbound, reproducible worksheets available. See www.theorytime.com