AP Music Theory Syllabus Resource & Lesson Plans

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  • Available Lessons: 19
  • Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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    Musical Timbre of Instruments and Singers: Definition

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Ch 1. AP Music Theory: Fundamentals of Music Lesson Plans {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[32756].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Musical Timbre of Instruments and Singers: Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2594].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2594].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - How to Read Notes on the Treble Clef Staff Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2592].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2592].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - How to Read Notes of the Bass Clef Staff Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3117].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3117].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Sharps and Flats: Reading and Identifying Sharp and Flat Notes in Music Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3118].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3118].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Musical Form: Definitions and Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2983].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2983].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 6 - Musical Form: Phrasing, Binary, and Ternary Forms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2997].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2997].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 7 - Classical Music Forms: Symphonic, Sonata, Theme and Variation & Rondo Forms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2599].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2599].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 2. AP Music Theory: Rhythm, Meter, and Metric Organization Lesson Plans {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[32757].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Rhythm: Quarter Notes, Eighth Notes, Rests & Other Basic Rhythms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2598].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2598].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Rhythm: Recognizing Syncopation, Dotted Notes & Ties Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3120].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3120].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Tempo: Definition and Uses in Musical Forms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2596].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2596].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Time Signature in Music: Definition and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2601].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2601].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 5 - Meters and Time Signatures in Musical Forms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2602].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2602].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Ch 4. AP Music Theory: Visual Score Analysis Lesson Plans {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[32759].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - Texture and Voices in Music: Definition & Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2603].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2603].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 2 - Dynamics in Music: Piano, Forte and Why They Are Important Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2604].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2604].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 3 - Melody vs. Harmony: Definitions and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3121].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3121].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 4 - Instrument Families of the Orchestra: String, Woodwind, Brass & Percussion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2595].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2595].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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