Students who have studied theory in high school or elsewhere may want to place out of Fundamentals and begin in Theory I or higher. Passing the Fundamentals Placement Exam is the required first step.
Material on this page will help you prepare for the Fundamentals Placement Exam. Fundamentals is a part of every theory placement test. If you think you can bypass the Fundamentals class and begin in a higher level of theory, it is important to review fundamentals and show that you can do well on the basics.
Major Scale and Keys
Study sheet – The Circle of Fifths
Minor Scales and Keys
Study Sheet – Key Relationships
Study sheet – Writing Chords and Chord Names