The Society for Music Theory promotes the development of and engagement with music theory as a scholarly and pedagogical discipline. We construe this discipline broadly as embracing all approaches, from conceptual to practical, and all perspectives, including those of the scholar, listener, composer, performer, teacher, and student. The Society is committed to fostering diversity, inclusivity, and gender equity in the field.
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- Identifying Modes (Great British Bake Off themed worksheet)
Identifying modes (.pdf, .mscx, .musicxml). Asks students to identify 20th-c. modes versus major/minor, circle inflected pitches, and explain how a pitch center is articulated. Music examples are transcribed from the TV show Great British Bake Off (music by Tom Howe). Designed for the still-in-development v. 2 of Open Music Theory.
- Set Theory Quick Reference Sheet
A brief overview of pitches, pitch classes, intervals, interval classes, sets, and set classes, and how to name them all.
- There Are Too Many Numbers in Music Theory
This is a handout to distribute to new music theory students to clarify the different ways we use numbers in music theory.