Music Theory Resources
Music Theory Resources is your free directory of recommended music theory references. Learn fundamental and core music theory and explore deeper topics like emotion, meaning, and form. Resources include online courses, websites, books, social media, and online interactive tools.
Have fun exploring, and let me know if there’s a topic you’re curious about. I’ll add resources on it to the directory!
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Core Music Theory Resources
Free music theory website by Robert Hutchinson Music for the 21st Century Classroom is a free music theory site that covers most of the topics
Open Music Theory Version 2 (OMT2) is another free, interactive online text book, the 2nd iteration of Open Music Theory Open Music Theory Version 2
musictheory.net is a completely free and interactive site It has lessons and exercises for learning to read sheet music as well as identifying scales, intervals,
Beyond Core Music Theory Resources
(Emotion, Meaning, Form, and More)
Neapolitan chords are a popular way to add some chromatic harmony flavor to your (most-often) minor chord progressions. They convey a sense of hopeful melancholy,
Common-tone modulation is the name of a specific way of changing keys in music, and if you want to change keys in a super dramatic
Classical Form: A Theory of Formal Functions for the Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven
Classical Form: A Theory of Formal Functions for the Instrumental Music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven William E. Caplin Description Building on ideas first advanced
Sweet Anticipation: Music and the Psychology of Expectation David Huron Description The psychological theory of expectation that David Huron proposes in Sweet Anticipation grew out of