Music Theory Resources

Videos, transcriptions and audio files

Transcription Task 1 (Maneater)

Transcription and resources for Transcription Task 1 (Maneater).

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Maneater Resource

Manuscript used to accompany the questions on Maneater.

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Transcription Task 2 Unchained Melody

A task designed to aid identification, description and explanation of concepts associated with transcription.

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Unchained Melody Accompanying Sheet

Manuscript to be used alongside questions on Unchained Melody.

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Transcription Task 3 'Space Oddity'

A task designed to help develop transcription of chords, rhythms and intervals.

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Space Oddity Resource

Manuscript to be used alongside questions on 'Space Oddity'.

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Aural Perception Summary Challenge

A series of questions on a variety of songs to challenge your application of melody, rhythm, harmony and tonality.

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Aural Perception Summary Accompanying Sheet

Accompanying sheet to use with the summary challenge questions.

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'Centerfold' Transcription Task

A series of questions based on the hit song by the J. Geils Band.

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Centerfold Accompanying Notation

Notation to accompany the transcription task based on 'Centerfold' by The J. Geils Band.

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Key Changes and Modulations

An exercise in aural perception and application of diatonic harmony based on real songs.

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6/8 Ballad Groove Backing Track
I-IV-V in C Major Backing Track
I-IV-V7 in G Major Backing Track
I-VI-II-V in A Major using 7th chords Backing Track
I-VI-IV-V in D Major Backing Track
Shifting Bass Drum Groove Backing Track
Simple Drum Beat Backing Track