Choose a music theory exercise to practice:
You'll see a staff with notes sliding from right to left. Wait until each note "hops" into place on the left, then identify that note by clicking the correct button at the bottom.
If you get it right, the note will disappear and you can get ready for the next note. If you were wrong the drill will "shake", and you can try again if you're quick.
Watch out — if you don't get the note in time, it will get knocked off by the next note!
In this exercise, you will see a rhythm on the staff. Click the drum pad or press the spacebar on your keyboard to tap out the rhythm along with the metronome.
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.