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Music: Music Theory

Featured Resources

Open source textbooks also available (hosted through Rice University and can be viewed online or downloaded as a pdf. file)

Introduction to Music Theory

 

Understanding Basic Music Theory

 

Free Online Music Courses

Earmaster.com

Understanding music theory, covering a broader spectrum of music theory and practice with a main focus of ear training. Also available in mobile applications.

 

Musicca

Online music theory exercises and interactive learning tools for free.

 

Musictheory.net

Free lessons and exercises (might require companion apps) 

 

teoria.com

Tutorials, and browser-based exercises for ear training and music theory

 

pitchimprover.com

Contains ear training exercises simple keyboard-based interface and multiple difficulty levels for each topic.

Also available in mobile application: 

For android app download click here

For ios app download click here

 

Good-ear.com

Browse-based ear training, which covers intervals, scales, and chords

Notation Software

Sibelius

Download Free:

Mac | PC

(Wellesley Students Only)

 

Musescore

Simple and free notation software