Choose a music theory exercise to practice:

Identify the names of notes that appear on the staff.
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Build intervals on the staff.
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Identify intervals on the staff.
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Build triads and 7th chords on the staff.
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Identify triads and 7th chords on the staff.
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This drill gives you a key and a chord function — figure out the triad or 7th chord needed, and build it on the staff. Use the advanced options to try more difficult functions: secondary dominants, borrowed chords, augmented 6th chords, and more.
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Identify the notes sliding across the staff before they disappear into oblivion! This is a very effective way to quickly learn the grand staff once you have gained a general familiarity with it.
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Notate rhythmic patterns based on what you hear using whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, and eighth notes, depending on difficulty level.
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Tap out the rhythm displayed on the staff.
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Identify the key signature that appears on the staff.
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Build scales on the staff.
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Identify the notes on the staff by clicking the proper key on an on-screen piano keyboard.
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Identify the notes on the staff by clicking the proper fret on a guitar fretboard pictured on the screen.
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Identify the notes on the staff by clicking the proper point on the fingerboard pictured on the screen.
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Listen to two notes in sequence, then identify the interval between them.
Listen to a chord, then identify the type of chord that you heard.
Listen to a scale, then identify the name of the scale that you heard.
Listen to a chord progression, then identify each chord that you heard.
Listen to a single note, then identify the name of the note.
Listen to a short chord progression to establish a key, then a single note from that key. Identify the scale degree of the note. This is also known as "functional ear training."
This exercise combines the "Intervals" and "Scale Degrees" exercises. In this exercise, you will hear a short chord progression followed by two notes. You must identify the major scale degrees of the two notes relative to the key established by the chord progression as well as the interval between the two notes.
Listen to a short chord progression followed by a short melody, then identify the major scale degree of each note in the melody.

Ear Training Practice


These exercises will improve your musical ability by developing a more intuitive understanding of what you hear. For best results, practice a little bit every day:

  • Intervals: In this exercise, you will hear two notes in sequence. Your goal is to identify the interval between the two notes.
  • Chords: In this exercise, you will hear a chord. Your goal is to identify the type of chord that you heard.
  • Scales: In this exercise, you will hear a scale. Your goal is to identify the name of the scale that you heard.
  • Chord Progressions: In this exercise, you will hear a chord progression. Your goal is to identify each chord that you heard.
  • Perfect Pitch: In this exercise, you will hear a single note. Your goal is to identify the name of the note.
  • Scale Degrees (functional): In this exercise, you will hear a short chord progression followed by a single note. You must identify the scale degree of that note relative to the key established by the chord progression. This is also known as "functional ear training".
  • Intervals in Context (functional): This exercise combines the "Intervals" and "Scale Degrees" exercises. In this exercise, you will hear a short chord progression followed by two notes. You must identify the major scale degrees of the two notes relative to the key established by the chord progression as well as the interval between the two notes.
  • Melodic Dictation: In this exercise, you will hear a short chord progression followed by a short melody. You must identify the major scale degree of each note in the melody.

Music Theory Practice


These exercises will improve your understanding of music concepts and your speed at interpreting from the staff. You can also choose different clefs on the exercises page:

  • Note Names: Identify the names of notes that appear on the staff.
  • Interval Building: Build intervals on the staff. Given a starting note and the name of an interval, can you place the second note?
  • Interval Identification: Identify intervals on the staff.
  • Chord Building: Build triads and 7th chords on the staff. Challenge yourself with different inversions!
  • Chord Identification: Identify triads and 7th chords on the staff. This game helps you identify 3- and 4-note chords and their inversions quickly on sight.
  • Chord Functions: Build chords based on a key and chord function.
  • Paced Note Names: Identify the notes sliding across the staff before they disappear into oblivion!
  • Rhythm Dictation: Notate rhythmic patterns based on what you hear using whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, and eighth notes, depending on difficulty level.
  • Rhythm Performance: Tap out the rhythm displayed on the staff.
  • Key Signature Identification: Identify the key signature that appears on the staff.
  • Scale Building: Build scales on the staff. Includes modes (Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian...) as well as other scales.
  • Piano Keys: Identify the notes on the staff by clicking the proper key on an on-screen piano keyboard.