Learn Music Theory


Learn the theory behind the notes with the learning resources in this section. No matter what instrument you're playing, or if you're singing, it helps to know why the right notes just sound so good together. Start in this section to find learning resources for any grade level.

We have 10 resources for learning Music Theory including educational Websites, Online Classes, YouTube & Online Videos, iPhone & iPad Apps, and CDs, MP3s & Audiobooks, from providers such as Skillshare, Dave Conservatoire, Furmanczyk Academy of Music, and Wolfram Group.


Free

Basic Concepts of Music Theory


7th - College | Audio CD/MP3

Jamie Henke teaches Music 151, an introductory course for non-music majors, which includes these podcasts she made about music history, and one video about how to write a melody.

Free

Dave Conservatoire


6th - College | Online resource

Welcome to Dave Conservatoire - a free online music school, aiming to provide a world-class music education for everyone. Join Dave, your friendly guide, in over 100 video music lessons,...

Free

Fundamentals of Music Theory


7th - College | Online class

Fundamentals of Music Theory from The University of Edinburgh, via Coursera. This course will introduce students to the theory of music, providing them with the skills needed to read and write...

$10

Music Theory Comprehensive: Part 1 - How To Read Music


High School - College | Online class

For years I’ve been teaching Music Theory in the college classroom. These classes use the same syllabus I’ve used in my college classes for years, at a fraction of the cost. I believe anyone can...

$2

Music Theory Course Assistant


4th - College | iPhone/iPad

Learn Music Theory. Intuitive interface guides you through learning, practicing, and understanding fundamentals of music theory. Hear and view accidentals and octaves anywhere on the staff Choose...

$25

Music Theory for Computer Musicians


High School - College | Book

Many DJs, gigging musicians, and electronic music producers understand how to play their instruments or make music on the computer, but they lack the basic knowledge of music theory needed to take...

$10

Music Theory for Electronic Music Producers - The Complete Course!


College | Online class

Learning how to write and create music effectively will dramatically improve the quality of your music and the speed you create it. In this course, you will gain a deep understanding of Music...

Free

musictheory.net

4th - College | Online resource

Lessons, exercises, and tools to help you learn music theory and improve your ear.

Free

Music Theory & Piano Lessons


5th - College | Online video/YouTube

This music theory tutorial was designed to teach you to learn music theory for free and in a fun easy way online!! This is a complete course series with all topics covered and explained, from...

Free

Teoria

1st - College | Online resource

Tutorials and exercises to get you up to speed on music theory.

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