One of the courses often required in the first couple years of college is music theory. If you’re homeschooling a high schooler, you may be interested in teaching (or having the student teach himself) music theory. Mandi, a FreelyHomeschool.com reader, sent in a link to free music theory curriculum. Mandi wrote,
“G Major Music Theory provides everything you need for piano lessons, even theory work pages and first pieces. There are familiar favorites and original pieces. This is a fantastic resource.”
Piano Lessons, Music Theory, Guitar Lessons, and Harmonic Dictation are the courses offered through G Major Music Theory, a site dedicated to providing music lessons free. In the past, the site had a lot of ads, but the ads have been removed and there is now a membership option. I haven’t paid for that, so cannot review it – I’m here to mention the free music theory curriculum and free sheet music (links below). You won’t have to pay to access the majority of the site.
The Music Theory Curriculum includes four areas:
- Harmonic Expansions
- Contextual Listening
- Harmonic Dictation
Here is a sample lesson page:
How to Access the Free Music Theory Curriculum:
The best place to start is on the free Music Fundamentals: Workbooks page. All of the worksheets in this section are free.
From there, look for the Music Theory tab to access more.
How to Get Free Printable Sheet Music:
In our homeschooling household, we have eclectic tastes in music. I saved and printed off some of the free sheet music at the G Major Music Theory site for our 14yo, who is currently in a classical music phase (it’s quite lovely to my ears!). Here are a few links if you’d also like free sheet music:
- Most Popular Free Sheet Music
- An Alphabetical List of the Free Sheet Music
- Teaching French? Here is some free French Sheet Music
See our Music category for lesson plans and curriculum for younger learners, and materials for all ages.