EDUCATION AND PLANNING

RESOURCES 

Vocal Course

 

Vocal Course is a brand new graded tool that can be used in group settings or as an individual practice method book for any age and level. The placement test material should be used to place each student in the appropriate level based on his/her ability. Final evaluations tests are provided for use as required. 

Click to download the student and instructor's books.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Level 7

 

Placement Test - Student | Instructor

Final Tests - Student | Instructor

Music Theory Course

Whether you are involved with brass, piano, vocal, percussion, or guitar, music theory is something that relates to everyone. It is an extremely important part of expanding musicianship. It is also a great course to run as part of your corps music program with both children and adults.

The updated Music Theory program consists of 8 levels which include:

  • Student Handbook 

  • Final Exam for each level

  • Teacher’s Guide

  • Placement Test

 

The entire course is available to download for FREE via the Student or Instructor links below. If you want the copes printed and sent to you, this option is available through Trade North for a fee that will cover printing and postage. Additional material is within the Teacher’s Guide which includes ideas for music games, listening activities, rhythm exercises, etc. to reinforce the concepts being taught in a given level and help teachers know the material for every step. 

 

Here is an overview of each level.

Level 1 - Letter Names in Treble/Bass Clef               Student I Instructor

 

Level 2 - Note Values and Time Signatures             Student I Instructor

 

Level 3 - Scales and Key Signatures                         Student I Instructor

 

Level 4 - Order of Sharps and Flats                           Student I Instructor

 

Level 5 - Harmonic and Melodic Intervals                 Student I Instructor

 

Level 6 - Augmented and Diminished Intervals        Student I Instructor

 

Level 7 - Triads and Transposition                             Student I Instructor

 

Level 8 - Chords and Complex Time Signatures      Student I Instructor

Also Included are Tests and Answer Keys for each level. There is a placement test provided for students who are coming to your program or camp for the first time and are not sure what level they should start in.

Placement Test I Answer Key

 

Level 1       Final Test  I  Answer Key

Level 2      Final Test  I  Answer Key

Level 3      Final Test  I  Answer Key

Level 4      Final Test  I  Answer Key

Level 5      Final Test  I  Answer Key

Level 6      Final Test  I  Answer Key

Level 7      Final Test  I  Answer Key

Level 8      Final Test  I  Answer Key

Brass Course

 

Brass Course is a brand new graded tool that can be used in group settings or as an individual practice method book for any age and level. The pre-test material should be used to place each student in the appropriate level based on his/her ability. Final evaluations tests are provided for use as required. 

Click each level to download the student books.

Level 1

 

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Level 7

Level 8

Placement Test - Student | Instructor

Final Test - Student | Instructor

Percussion Course

The Percussion Course is a graded percussion method course designed for use in a music camp or corps music program setting. The pre-test material should be used to place each student in the appropriate level based on his/her ability. Final evaluations tests are provided for use as required. 

Click  to download the student and instructor's books.

Level 1            

 

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Level 7

Level 8

Pre-test -        Student | Examiner 

Final tests -   Student | Examiner 

Student | Instructor

Student | Instructor

Student | Instructor

Student | Instructor

Student | Instructor

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Where do I find music?

With so many different resources out there how do we know which ones are worth spending our time on in the search for music for my congregation?

Here is a few quick resources and links  that will help you focus your initial search

Salvation Army Music Resources

The Salvation Army Songbook is the original resource for worship in the Salvation Army. The newest version of the songbook was released in late 2015 and includes many new songs. There is so much rich theology in our songbook, it is definitely worth a look in here as you are planning for worship. Some of these songs are being modernised by groups like  transMission and NEON.

The Hallelujah Chorus series that comes out of the USA Central Territory is another great resource published by The Salvation Army. This resource has the brass band (including brass band backing tracks) and piano music covered but also includes notation for guitars, vocals and smaller brass ensembles. With a more current song list and new editions being published several times each year this is a great resource for any sized congregation. Check out this video that gives you information on one of the 2016 Hallelujah Chorus Packs

Songs from these sources and The Salvation Army brass band catalogue have been combined in a searchable format at the following website: www.samusicindex.com

Online Music Resources

The two most reliable online resources, that have your legal copyright obligations looked after, are Praisecharts and Songselect by CCLI. These are both paid resources that give you the ability to print and download music for your worship team. Changing the key is available for both sties sites which is a very handy feature. Watch this video for more details on both of these products.

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