Music Theory Websites
Ear training & Audio:
- Music Theory.net - A good website to help you practice reading and analyzing music.
- Musicca - A free music-learning website with music theory exercises and learning tools
- MusicGlossary - Comprehensive glossary for music terminology!
- Musical Terms - Comprehensive list of musical terms with definitions.
- Music Cards.net - Free flashcards - easy to use.
- Gmajormusictheory.org - LOTS of resources - check out the music flashcards.
- Tone Saavy - Provides online tools for teachers and students for basic music theory & aural skills. Free Drills.
- Hooktheory - A chord progression and melody sketchpad with built-in music theory, melody guides, and chord suggestions to help you write chords and melodies. It's everything you need in one place to quickly and easily sketch out and explore musical ideas.
- Chordify - A music player that extracts chords from musical sources like Soundcloud, Youtube or your own files, and shows you which chord to play when.
- Sonic Fit - Another free website with drills and lessons.
- Blank Sheet Music - Create your own template and print free manuscript & staff paper.
- MuseScore – Free, downloadable, cross-platform music notation software.
- Noteflight – Music notation meets Web 2.0. Very well thought-out web app for typesetting music. Imports/exports XML, making it a great partner app with Finale.
Ear training & Audio:
- Practice Sight-reading - Examples written for you. Cool!
- Sightsing.com - Another sight-singing resource.
- Teoria - Free online Ear Training.
- The Sight-Reading Project - More free examples - you pick what you work on.
- Good Ear - Free online Ear Training
- Interval Tutor - Practice listening and identifying intervals.
- Ear Master - Another ear training site for intervals including song listings.
- Audacity - #1 freeware, open source, cross-platform audio editing software.
- Chrome Music Lab - A fun web-based music generator. Lots of options to create music! For all ages.
- Instrument Guide - An interactive tool that plays a sample of 100 different musical instruments from around the world.
- Music Timeline - This site is INCREDIBLE! It chronicles American Music starting in the 1950's to the present with immediate audio examples.
- SoundDoodle - free desktop app for Mac....designed so that you can mold your sound by doodling. CLICK HERE for tutorial video.
- iNudge - Pattern sequencer. Try spelling your name to see what it sounds like!
- AudioTool - The big brother of iNudge. Add drum patterns, other sounds and change the tempo.
- Incredibox - A cappella fun. Create your own arrangement using vocal percussion, backing parts and lead vocals.
- Virtual Piano - A keyboard at your fingertips!
- MmmTsss - Fun looping software (PC or Mac) with unique, clever, intuitive user interface. Press/hold the mouse button to record vocal and other sounds to build multi-layer loops.
- Beat Box DJ Mixer - Great 8-track mixer loads pre-recorded music and students create there own mix automations. Mixes can be saved (on Beat Box DJ Mixer server) and/or emailed to family & friends.
- The Characteristics of Keys - A translation of Christian Schubart's 1810 theorem on the 'moods' and 'characteristics' of specific keys/tonalities in music.
- Bobby McFerrin - Such a cool website! Try the "sing and play with Bobby" feature.