Music Theory Courses & Resources
If you (or your child) are studying for an ABRSM music theory exam (what's this?), then mymusictheory.com is for you.
- Free online courses for grades 1-8. The courses cover the syllabus for each grade and contain a structured series of lessons with complementary exercises plus a practice exam. The answers to the exercises are revealed by hovering your mouse over part of the question. Use the Courses links on the top menu to access the online courses.
- Music Theory Video Courses. Our music theory video courses feature HD video. Available for viewing on your PC or on your mobile device. We also have a popular Youtube channel.
- PDFs to Download. Each of the online courses (and exercises/tests) can be downloaded for a small fee. The download material is designed for printing (black and white, without advertising or menus etc.) For some grades there are also supplementary materials available which don't appear at all on the site.
- Music Theory Tuition by Email. Currently we provide two structured courses for grade 5 students - a general revision course, suitable for students whose exam is roughly in a month's time, and a composition training course. For grade 6, we have a harmony course, which covers figured bass and harmonizing a melody.
- Marking services by Email. Students of any grade can use our marking services. Send in your music theory homework (from this site, past papers, books, anywhere!) by email and we will mark it and return by email.
- Level Testing. We offer a diagnostic test (by email) which will test your readiness for the grade 5 theory exam. You'll receive detailed feedback, including information about which areas of music theory are your strengths and weaknesses.
- Blog. The mymusictheory.com blog offers general music theory and music history educational posts. There are long-running series on genres of music, instruments and composers, plus several posts about composing for the grade 5 exam.
- Printed versions of all our online music theory courses. Get a spiral-bound copy delivered to your door - perfect for photocopying.
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