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Student Day Theory Preparation: Level 4

by Mary Mincy



FSMTA Student Day Theory Preparation Level 4
A Comprehensive Study and Practice Guide Written Theory Exam
Aligns with Level 4 of the Florida State Music Teachers Association Student Assessment
Written by: Mary Mincy
This book is part of a collection that is written for student's and teachers who participate in the Florida State Teachers Association Student Day Exams. Each book is designed as a supplement to a students piano lessons with their teacher.

Teachers desire to give their students a holistic, well-rounded musical education. But it can be a struggle to fit Technique, Scales, Repertoire Improvisation and theory all into a 30 minute lesson. (or even an hour!)

These interactive e-books are aligned with the various levels of the exam and contain basic information about each of the theory and aural exam categories in the guidelines. There are links that house many online practice activities and worksheets that can be printed out for home use. I would encourage the reader to make good use of the practice time exercises!

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Student Day Theory Preparation: Level 4 by Mary G. Mincy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
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FSMTA Level 4

Key Signatures
Writing and Identifying
In this chapter you will learn how write and identify by sight all of the sharp key signatures, along with one flat key signatures
When learning about key signatures, the Circle of Fifths give us a great diagram to help us remember how many sharps or flats are in a key.
Think of the Circle like a Clock. The key of C is 12 o'clock, G is 1 o'clock and so on.....
If you start with the First sharp at 1 o'clock; F# and go to the right around the circle, you will notice that we add a sharp at each new key. So, 1 o'clock has 1 sharp, F#. 2 o'clock has 2 sharps, F# and C#. Each "hour" adds a sharp.
F# C#
F# C# G#
So, if you memorize this order; F, C, G, D, A, E, B, you'll always know which # to add next.
F# C# G# D#
F# C# G# D# A#
F# C# G# D# A# B#
For now, we aren't going to worry about these flat key signatures
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F# C# G# D# A# B# C#