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Musicianship and music theory concepts

Music Library resources for musicianship and music theory

Practica Musica
The Music Library subscribes to Practica Musica, a software tutor in music fundamentals, ear training, and basic composition. Practica Musica is installed on the four computers with midi-keyboards at Carrels 37, 39, 40, and 42, on the 4th floor of the Music Library, and on all desktops in the Music Student Computer Room on the 5th floor.

The Music Library maintains a small collection of print and audio resources for musicianship and music theory training on course reserve. Consult the following course reserve lists to view a selection of these materials:

Helpful websites for musicianship practice

Good Ear
A very easy-to-use introduction to intervals, triad qualities, scales, short progressions, and diatonic and chromatic pitches

Teoria.com exercises
Topics: rhythmic and melodic dictation (1 and 2 voices), intervals, chords, progressions, scales. Although more complicated than Good Ear, Teoria offers more options and more advanced exercises

eMusicTheory free exercises
Topics: note identification on the musical staff and on various instruments (piano, guitar, strings), rhythmic dictation, key signatures, intervals, scales, triads and 7th chords, and diatonic harmonies. eMusicTheory takes a little time to load and set options, but it has a variety of customizable exercises.

Helpful websites for music theory concepts

Ricci Adams' Musictheory.net
Lessons and exercises on music theory fundamentals, basic harmony, and voice leading

Teoria.com tutorials
Lessons and exercises on intervals, scales, chords, diatonic and chromatic harmony, and musical form. Teoria.com also offers animated analyses of short musical pieces.

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