Frontispiece from a 1685 musical theory book by Manuel Nunes Silva called: ‘Arte minima, que com semibreve prolaçam tratta em tempo breve, os modos da Maxima, & Longa Sciencia da Musica..’ at the Portuguese National Digital Library.

I’m posting a new music theory worksheet for more advanced students.  I’ve used this one with adult students or high-school aged students to get them to recognize their scales, arpeggios, inversions, and cadences on paper.  I find that while some students have no problem learning to play these exercises, they can’t quickly connect the written music with the thing they are playing — it’s so useful to be able to recognize these things when reading music!

Find the worksheet here.

I also have a number of students who have trouble remembering the differences between inversions and cadences (because both are exercises involving chords), so I used this to try and help.

Hope you enjoy!

NOTE:  This is ideal for a student who can play scales, arpeggios, cadences and inversions in C major and G major but who needs practice writing them out or recognizing them in music.

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