Interactive Music Theory Drills

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Listed below are some great online interactive music theory drills for the beginning level to more advanced level.

I'm so excited about creating a full-blown music theory curriculum for my kids using the free Basic Music Theory book I posted about earlier. One of the things I'm going to be doing when I set up my lesson plans is to utilize online theory drills to reinforce the concepts that are taught, so I did some research today and found these three great sites:

Each of the sites offers a little something different, so I compiled a list of the various drills they have available. Hopefully this list can be useful to you if your kids are taking music lessons or if you're trying to teach them music theory at home.

Keyboard

  • Keyboard Trainer — A key on the piano is highlighted, and you must identify what letter it is.

Pitch

  • Interactive Note Names — You click on the staff, and the letter of the note is given.
  • Interactive Piano Keys — You click on the piano keyboard, and the note is shown on the staff.
  • Note Trainer — A note on the staff is given, and you must identify the letter name.
  • Piano Keys — A note on the staff is given, and you must play the correct key on the piano.
  • Clef Reading — A note on the staff is given, and you must play the correct key on the piano.
  • Ear Training — After a group of notes are played at the beginning, a single note is played and you must identify which note you heard.

Rhythm

  • Time Signatures —  Identify the time signature of a given two-bar rhythm.
  • Rhythmic Dictation — Select the right notes to create the correct rhythm based on a played rhythm.

Scales

Key Signatures

  • Key Trainer — Key signature is shown on the staff, and you must identify it. Can practice major only or minor only.
  • Key Signature Construction — You must construct the given key signatures.
  • Key Signature Identification — You must identify the given key signatures.
  • Key Signatures — You are given the key signature on the staff, and you must identify it, as well as give the relative major/minor.

Intervals

Chords

  • Interactive Chords — Practice building various chords.
  • Triad Trainer — Identify a chord as major, minor, diminished, or augmented.
  • Chords — Separate exercises for construction, identification, and ear training.
  • Treble Clef Chords — Build scales and identify them on the staff or by sound.
  • Bass Clef Chords — Build scales and identify them on the staff or by sound.

By the time you have utilized all these interactive music theory drills your child should have a great understanding of music.

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Comments

  1. Sally says

    This website is amazing!!! there are som many interactive activities that i can do that arent to easy. This is surely going to help with my coming music exam at school. THANKYOU FOR THE HELP!!!

    p.s i especially loved the music dictation site!!! :P

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