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Arts: Music: Theory

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Abacci Music Lessons
Music Theory lessons with accompanying MIDI files.

Analysis of Masterpieces
Analysis of full-music 20th Century atonal pieces.

A-Natural Atonality
Claims that atonality is unnatural while tonality is acoustically and historically natural.

The Ancient Musical Modes
Ideas regarding the "classical modes" described by Plato and Aristotle.

AP Music Theory
Information about studying for and taking the advanced placement music theory exam. [PDF]

Transposes all twelve major keys of chord progressions.

The Basics of Reading Music
Online tutorial by Kevin Meixner.

A Beginner's Guide to Modal Harmony
A concise explanation of the Gregorian and Renaissance modes and their development in the Common Practice era.

A contemporary alternative to atonal styles of composition.

Chaos Music Paper I: Aesthetic Evaluation
Essays explaining computer music theory providing detailed analysis.

Chordwizard: How Music Works
A concise summary of important concepts in music.

Visual representations of music expressed in terms of color. In English, Ukrainian and Russian.

Dolmetsch: Music Theory & History Online
Offers a musical dictionary, recorder lessons, instrument information and a composers listing.

Dynamic Spectrograms of Music
Provides a type of spectrogram suitable for understanding the structure of music.
Java applets designed to help students of music improve their basic music reading skills.

Eric Weisstein's Treasure Trove of Music
A reference resource on music theory, covering in brief a vast array of topics.

Essentials of Music Theory
Summarizes entry-level music theory through advanced topics. Includes beginners' drills.

The Fugue
An outline of the fundamentals of a fugue based on Hugo Norden's "Foundation Studies in Fugue."

Fugue No. 17: A-Flat Major
Introduction to the essential concepts of Schenkerian analysis applied to the Ab Major fugue of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I

Fugue Treatises, Analyses and Tools
Bibliography of fugue analysis research, writings and analysis.

Gems of Compositional Wisdom
Articles on advanced atonal and serial concepts.

Good Ear
Online ear training site.

Harmonic Bindings
A paper about the unification of Janecek's theory of imaginary tones with the two Risinger's principles of functional relations.
By Tom Sutcliffe. Aims to help students of music theory understand the role of chord progressions in musical structures. Site includes animated demos.

Interval and Chord Ear-Training
This site drills ear-training (aural skills), focusing on the aural recognition of musical sounds, including intervals and chords.

The Method Behind the Music
A resource for music theory, music history, the physics of musical sound, and conducting.

Modes and Scales in Indian Music
A historical look at concepts of Indian scales and modes comparing North and South Indian approaches.

Music Acoustics
The science of music. Explanations of how musical instruments work via waves and frequency modulation.

Music Theory
Covers intermediate and slightly advanced topics in tonal music theory.

Music Theory for the Short Attention Span
Essential music theory knowledge, briefly explained.

Music Theory Help Site
Intermediate music theory help covering basics through beginning formal analysis and counterpoint.

Music Theory Instruction
Online instruction for all musicians beginner or advanced. Covers scales, chordal theory, progression theory, modes and foreign scales.

The Music Theory Minute
Online music theory tutorials for beginning students.

Music Worksheets
Downloadable worksheets for elementary and middle school students.

Musica Theoria
Offers explanation of chords, scales, harmony, tuning systems, counterpoint. Also provides links to ear training sites, news groups and history.

The Musical Intervals Tutor
Offers interactive music intervals and self-testing.

Online ear training fundamentals site (requires Java).

Pattern Thinking in Music
Offers visual aid to recognizing musical patterns occurring in melody, harmony and rhythm. Provides online demonstration; requires download.

Polytempo Music Articles
Articles by John Greschak. Includes a comprehensive annotated bibliography of polytempo music.

Rhythm Exercises
Notation for drills, rudiments and etudes for practicing rhythm.

Ricci Adams'
Includes introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, ear trainers, and books.

An introduction to Schenkerian analysis for undergraduate music students. Includes background, working method, glossary and bibliography.

Schoen Musical Notation
Julius Schoens alternative to traditional musical notation, has music notation documents, reference, and discussion.

Sight-Reading Rhythmic Patterns
Rhythmic exercises with accompanying MIDI files.

Simplified Music Chord Theory
Explains scales and building chords from them.

Skytopia: Music and Art Aesthetics
Author's overview of how every piece of music, every sound, and every picture can be rated on its own merits outside (as well as inside) human opinion.

Society for Music Theory
Includes a database of journal article from the SMT Journal.

Solomon's Music Resources
Resources for composers, music theorists, and researchers of music, with sound files, papers and compositions.

Star Theory
Free preparatory syllabus in music theory and orchestration.

Technical Committee on Musical Acoustics
A group within the Acoustical Society of America, that concerns itself with the application of science and technology to the field of music. Contains members, a list of papers, acousticians and links.

Includes software, books, exercises, and links.

Theory on the Web
Intermediate music theory review for college students.

The Tonal Centre
Interactive site for music composers and theorists which explains and demonstrates some of the key concepts of tonality; including chords, scales, cadences, and modulation.

Tonality Guide
Fundamentals of tonality and music theory created as an online teaching tool with written and aural examples.

8-Tone Quarto-Modes Concept
Information with mp3 files, an introduction to the "diminished-major" and its applications.

VCU Music Theory Resources
Music theory and ear training resources from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Visualizing Music: A Model of Harmony
Visual model of music which geometrically describes relationships in harmony.

What is Music - Solving a Scientific Mystery
Provide information on the book by Philip Dorrell which explains a new scientific theory about music: the super-stimulus theory.

WholeArts - Music Conservatory
Introductory dialogue for courses in music theory and composition.


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