Music Theory Aids

learning music theory just got a little easier...

Aids to learning Music Theory are an excellent idea, especially if you are too busy to make time to study, or if you want to study in an interactive way which is fun and educational.

There are a number of music theory aids available on the market. They come in the form of software or hardware coupled with associated products such as software and e-books etc. They can often make learning 'fun', which is great for those who find studying a bit of a chore.

Consider the following:

e-Book reader

Kindle is Amazon's name for their eBook reader which is taking the world by storm. Because it uses wireless connectivity, it enables users to download and read e-books, magazines, newspapers, blogs etc. It also enables users to shop for all these products. The size of this product is excellent for reading any type of material, and makes it easier to carry around... not too big and not too small.

There are some great music theory e-books and apps available with this hardware. These gadgets are great if you are always on the go. You can use them anywhere, anytime. If you are a youngster, you can utilize them while travelling to school and back, or anywhere for that matter.

There are many different types of Kindles - the most popular being the new Kindle Fire, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle.

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Music Theory Software

Music Theory Software

There are various music theory software packages available that cater for all levels of music theory, from beginner to pro. They can be fun and some of them are interactive, which is great of learning, especially for children. The more popular titles include:

  • Musition 4 - Complete Music Theory Training and Testing. This software is suitable for students of all ages and abilities. It is an interactive style of teaching which makes learning music theory fun and easy. It includes structured drills and gives students instant feedback, giving them a stimulating learning environment, which in turn enables them to reach their maximum potential...
  • Practica Musica - Learn to read music. Provides you with a step-by-step method of learning to read music. You can follow the organized courses, like the beginners course or you can opt for the more advanced course based on the textbook which is included. You will learn everything about reading music including all the different terminologies you will find when reading any score used in sheet music. You will learn how to read pitches in any clef, time signatures, key signatures, and every other terminology needed when learning how to read music.
  • Auralia 4 by Rising Software - Comprehensive ear training package. This package includes 41 topics of drill-based teaching methods. It is an easy and fun way of using your computer to train your ear.
  • Music Ace - Learn the fundamentals of Music Theory with Maestro Max and his choir of singing notes. It includes 24 lessons with each lesson ending in a game which re-enforces each concept learned in that lesson. Great for kids of all ages, and fun for adults too.
  • Music Ace 2 - The nest installation to the Music Ace series which is available to purchase separately. It is a great introduction for practicing rhythm and concepts relating to melody. You will find Maestro Max and his notes teaching you the essentials of music with the use of narration and colorful pics. Each lesson ends in a game which re-enforces each concept learned in that lesson.
  • Music ACE Deluxe - Learn music theory in a fun interactive way. Ideal for beginners of all ages. It is also compatible with General MIDI keyboards.
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Apple iPhone and iPad

Apple have 2 very popular products on the market which cater very nicely for ebooks and other apps which you will find very useful for learning music theory... iPhone and iPad.

The advantage of the iPhone is that many people already have one, so there is no need to buy another product. The disadvantage of the iPhone for some, is the size of the screen... enter the iPad. Apple have a good range of book titles relating to music theory and music in general. Because Amazon have exclusive rights to certain titles, you can download the free Kindle app onto your iPad or iPhone and you're good to go... hope this helps

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The benefit of these search boxes is that you can preview each product without leaving the page. This way you can view each title with a short description, and you can go backwards and forwards as you please. You will only leave the page when you press the 'View' button. There are some free apps available, although you may have to put up with some ads.
You may want to give these a try...
Free Music Theory Software:

Len Mus - Phonascus - Free open software for studying music theory

Free Music Theory Games For Kids:

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