Sunday 19th April – GRADE 1 THEORY SCALES WORKSHEET

 

I’m in a slight flap about my Grade 1 theory group… I missed several lessons last term through illness, and it was a very short term anyway. So now we are all a bit behind with covering the syllabus and the exam will be upon us before we are ready.

Here’s a worksheet that I have prepared to revise the four scales that they need to know. I have written out checklists, in the hope that they will manage to get full marks for every question. Of course, that does rely on them READING the questions properly in the first place!

I tried to post a copy of the worksheet as I created it, with manuscript lines inserted for the answers, but was defeated by the technology. However, if you copy and paste this into a word document, you can create manuscript lines very easily by creating a table of 4 rows and 1 column, and reducing the font size to 4 or 5.

 

NAME…………………………………………………………….    KEY SIGNATURES AND SCALES QUIZ

 

Write a treble clef, the key signature of G major, and one octave DESCENDING of the scale of G major in crotchets.  Mark semitones with a bracket.                                                                                               

(stick a line of manuscript paper here)

Watch Out!!!

  • Did you use the correct clef?
  • Is the key signature correct?
  • Is the sharp in exactly the right place?
  • Did you use crotchets?
  • Is your scale descending (going DOWN?)
  • Did you start on G?
  • Do you have exactly 8 notes?
  • Did you end on G?
  • Are your stalks going in the right direction?
  • Are they on the correct side of the notes?
  • Did you mark the semitones in the right place? (count BACKWARDS if the scale is descending)

Write a bass clef, and one octave of F major ascending, in minims. DO NOT use a key signature, but add any necessary accidentals.

(stick a line of manuscript paper here)

Watch Out!!! 

  • Did you use the correct clef?
  • Should you have a key signature or not?
  • Did you use minims?
  • Is your scale going in the right direction? Should it be going UP or DOWN?
  • Did you start on the right note?
  • Do you have exactly 8 notes?
  • Did you end on the right note?
  • Are your stalks going in the right direction?
  • Are they on the correct side of the notes?
  • Do you need to mark the semitones or not?

 

Write a bass clef and the key signature of D major, followed by one octave of that scale ascending, in semibreves.

(stick a line of manuscript paper here)

Watch Out!!!

What do you need to check?

 

Write a treble clef, and the time signature for Common Time. Then write one octave of C major, descending, in crotchets. Remember to add bar lines where necessary.

(stick a line of manuscript paper here)

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