Intervals: Introduction to 3rds Packet


This studio-licensed packet introduces music students to 3rds Intervals in a way that is easy to understand – on the Staff, on the Piano White Keys, and by Note Names. Created for students of All Ages (children and adults).

Comes as one PDF digital download.

Packet includes:

  • 4 Instruction pages (Includes some review of Intervals concepts and 3rds “At A Glance”)
  • 12 worksheets:
    • 4 identifying On-staff Melodic 3rds and Harmonic 3rds
    • 1 matching On-staff notes to create Melodic 3rds
    • 4 drawing On-staff Melodic 3rds and Harmonic 3rds above and below a given note
    • 1 identifying 3rds on piano white keys
    • 1 identifying 3rds with note names
    • 1 identifying On-staff Harmonic and Melodic 3rds in lines of music
  • 3 “At A Glance” pages comparing 3rds to other nearby intervals (helpful clues to recognize 3rds instantly!)
  • ANSWER KEYS for all 12 worksheets

* Various note values included (mostly whole notes, half notes, quarter notes — eighth and sixteenth notes included in lines of music on last worksheet only). 

* All pages are written in black & white / grayscale. No color ink required.

This Product comes with a studio license that allows you as a teacher to share these pages with any number of your own students through the coming years. May not be shared with other teachers or non-students.

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Theory Pages

19 pages, plus Answer Keys (total print count including cover: 23 pages)

What It Teaches

– Brief review of basic interval concepts (identifying intervals on staff/white keys/note names, harmonic vs. melodic intervals)
– 3rds with ledger lines
– Simple 3rds intervals only (no interval qualities)
– 3rds are "skipping notes"
– Recognition of On-staff Harmonic and Melodic 3rds
– On-staff 3rds of different note values (whole, half, quarter notes)
– How harmonic 3rds are written
– 3rds on the white keys
– 3rds with note names only
– 3rds in lines of music
– "At A Glance" clues to help you identify 3rds instantly!


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