Beginning Music Theory 3


This packet explains the dotted notes, rests, time signatures and upbeats.

Rests, time signatures and notes… everything has its place on the musical staff. The activities in this packet will help students learn how to read music to help with learning to sing or play an instrument.

Worksheets help students engage in the theory concepts.




  • 18 printable worksheets
  • 2 review quizzes
  • Types of notes
    • Dotted Half Notes
    • Eighth Notes
    • Dotted Quarter Notes
  • Time Signatures
    • 2/4 Time
    • 3/4 Time
    • 4/4 Time
    • 2/2 Time
    • 6/8 Time
    • Common Time
    • Cut Time
  • Rests
    • Eighth Rest
    • Quarter Rest
    • Dotted Quarter Rest
    • Half Rest
    • Dotted Half Rest
    • Whole Rest
  • The Upbeat
  • Flash Cards
    • Types of Notes
    • Types of Rests

Perfect for beginners ages 4-8. Can be used for beginning piano students or beginning general music students.

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Continue or start the Beginning Music Theory Series with:

  • Beginning Music Theory 1 – notes on the piano keyboard
  • Beginning Music Theory 2 – lines, spaces, notes, clefs & the musical staff
  • Beginning Music Theory 3 – dotted notes, rests, time signatures, upbeats
  • Beginning Music Theory 4 – repeat sign, melodic & harmonic intervals, notes on the treble staff, notes on the bass staff and dynamics
  • Beginning Music Theory 5 – musical terminology, tempo markings, phrasing, tied notes, half & whole steps, accidentals and sixteenth notes & rests.


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