CC Trivium Tables®: Music

CC Trivium Tables®: Music


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Does your music student need some practice with music grammar and theory?

This latest Trivium Table from Classical Conversations MultiMedia is a portable and handy reference for the grammar of music, from the very basic elements of composition through Roman numeral analysis and key patterns. Blank staves allow students to practice drawing basic musical symbols with dry-erase markers, or compose and transpose more complex musical phrases.

Other panels provide diagrams and illustrations of important musical concepts such as the physical and mathematical basis of an octave. Important Western composers are represented on their own timeline. Finally, the instruments of an orchestra are beautifully illustrated to teach the parts of a symphony and its arrangement.

Created to reinforce learning from Foundations all the way through Challenge II, this 4-panel, laminated resource is built for the musical journey in your family. Inspire a maestro today!

New Product Frequently Asked Questions

What are the physical dimensions of Trivium Tables: Music?

Like the rest of the Trivium Tables series, this product has eight laminated panels folded accordion style and is sized 8 3/8˝ x 10 7/8˝ to fit easily into your notebook.

Who should buy this product, and how do I use it?

Trivium Tables: Music was developed to accompany Math in Motion and to give Challenge I students a quick reference of common music theory concepts and charts; however, it is suitable for any age. This product can help your family catch the vision for music across the curriculum.

Specifically, Challenge II AND Foundations students can use the Trivium Tables: Music as an aid in listening comprehension while they study music history and listen to classical music. Challenge IV students can use it to supplement their study of sound in physics. Any music lover will enjoy the ample space provided to practice composition and study music theory.

What is on each of the panels?

The front (right) panel shows a diagram of classical orchestras, helping students locate the different sections by seating arrangement. This panel and the one next to it also depict and name the instruments commonly found in an orchestra, including suggestions for listening practice. (Foundations families will enjoy access to these images in one convenient location.)

The left panels on this side introduce students to the concepts of dynamics and tempo, using visuals to enhance memory. These panels are packed with information about conducting, the physics of sound, musical scales, and audio recording. A timeline of composers studied in Foundations and Challenge II runs across the top.

The second side of Trivium Tables: Music is a composer’s dream. The panel on the right shows the Circle of Fifths diagram (central to music theory), as well as mnemonic devices for the order of sharps and flats. Major and minor scale patterns, scale degree names, and interval qualities grace the panel on the left.

The centerpiece of Trivium Tables: Music is the 88-key keyboard that runs along the bottom of all four panels, complete with a marker for middle C, allowing students to compose, transpose, and practice on the go, while transcribing their compositions in a full 16 inches of reusable music staves, above.


Detail: Why does Tchaikovsky appear before Dvořák on the timeline on this Trivium Table but after him in the Foundations Guide, 4th edition?

We have listed the artists by birth order on the timeline here; however, in Foundations, Dvořák and Brahms (with whom his work is closely associated), are studied before Tchaikovsky.N.B. Currently, the Classical Acts & Facts® History Cards: Artists and Composers follow the order of the Foundations Guide; however, since the Classical Acts & Facts series is arranged chronologically, CCMM plans to update the cards at a later date to match the order of the Trivium Tables: Music.

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