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Music Theory Resources

The following music theory resources may be helpful for students and teachers.

  1. Video: "How to Read Music" with Tim Hansen a TEDtalk original.
  2. Blank Manuscript/Staff/Music Paper in PDF format from Dolmetsch Musical Instruments
  3. A to Z dictionary an audio dictionary of musical concepts, styles and instruments. You can listen to the sound files while reading the explanations. From Learning and Teaching Scotland.
  4. Music Dictionary from Dolmetsch Musical Instruments
  5. Good-Ear.com Free Ear Training on the Net
  6. Keyboard Chord Calculator from circle-of-fifths.com
  7. How music works. from chordwizard.com
  8. Music Theory & History Online from Brian Blood
  9. Music Theory Worksheets from LessonPlanet.com
  10. Music Theory Worksheets from GMajorMusicTheory.org
  11. Music Theory Q & A from Ars Nova Software
  12. Note Name Worksheets for elementary students. From MakingMusicFun.net.
  13. Music Theory from Dolmetsch Musical Instruments
  14. Ricci Adams's musictheory.net
  15. Music Glossary from teoria.com
  16. Music Reading Tutorials from teoria.com
  17. Music Thory Tutorials from teoria.com
  18. Music Theory Exercises from emusictheory.com
  19. Music Theory Drills from emusictheory.com
  20. Scales from other Cultures from Alexander Edward Sager, University of Calgary
  21. Tonal Music Theory Examples from Prof. Timothy Cutler Cleveland Institute of Music
  22. Listening revision exercises From Learning and Teaching Scotland.
  23. Scale Calculator from musictheory.org.uk
  24. Music Quizzes and Games from musictechteacher.com
  25. Theory Video Lessons from thelessonroom.com provided by D'ADDARIO & CO.
  26. Music Theory Books to purchase from musicbooksplus.com
  27. Music Notes Theory from ThinkQuest.org
  28. Music Notes Theory from ThinkQuest.org
  29. The Unspoken Word Theory from ThinkQuest.org
  30. Music Theory Intervals from ThinkQuest.org
  31. Chords and Triads from ThinkQuest.org
  32. Expressions, Tempos and Styles from ThinkQuest.org

Music Notes on the Grand Staff

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The Grand Staff showing the note positions, note names and corresponding location on a keyboard.

Note Values

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The Clefs

Each of the Clef symbols are positioned around a specific note. The treble clef symbol winds around the G above Middle C. The bass clef symbol curls around the F below Middle C. The alto and tenor clef symbols are positioned through Middle C.

  • The treble clef is a G clef.
  • The bass clef is an F clef.
  • The alto clef is a C clef.
  • The tenor clef is a C clef.

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Diagram showing names for the Treble Clef, Bass Clef, Alto Clef and Tenor Clef. Source: MusicArrangers.com. 2006



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Diagram showing Treble Clef, Bass Clef, Alto Clef and Tenor Clef. Source: MusicArrangers.com. 2006

Treble Clef

Bass Clef

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Diagram of a bass clef lines showing the note names. Source: Piano-Lessons-Made-Simple.com by Eric Rader


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Diagram of a bass clef spaces showing the note names. Source: Piano-Lessons-Made-Simple.com by Eric Rader


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Diagram of bass cleff lines and space names, Source: Catherine Schmidt-Jones at Open Stax CNX.


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Diagram of a bass clef and keyboard showing the note names. Source: Piano-Lessons-Made-Simple.com by Eric Rader

Alto Clef

Tenor Clef

Circle of Fifths

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Circle of Fifths with Key Signatures and Minor Keys

Music Instrument Performance Resources

  1. Tips for brass, guitar, vocalists and more from Canadian Musician and Professional Sound Magazines


Bass Guitar Theory Resources

  1. Electric Bass Guitar Basics from bass-lessons.com
  2. Electric Bass Guitar Theory from bass-lessons.com
  3. Major Modes
  4. Bass Guitar Neck Chart
  5. bass guitar arpeggios
  6. Scale and Chord Tone Fretboard Printer


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bass guitar neck

Guitar Theory Resources

  1. Guitar Lessons For Beginners from Jamie Andreas
  2. A Guide to Guitar Effects from harmony-central.com
  3. Harmonics by the Numbers from harmony-central.com
  4. Guitar Secrets from Jamie Andreas
  5. Technical Tips from Jamie Andreas
  6. The Tools of Transcribing Music for Guitar from harmony-central.com
  7. Pitch vs. Frequency from harmony-central.com
  8. Auto-Transposer the automatic chord transposer from autotransposer.com


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Names of the guitar strings



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Keyboard Theory Resources

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A four octave keyboard that is not labelled. Source: piano-lessons-made-simple.com


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A four octave keyboard that is labelled. Source: piano-lessons-made-simple.com



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