Archive for October 6th, 2011
Music Theory.net, by Ricci Adams, is a site I have referred to before but Ricci keeps adding new material and extending the range of lessons and activities.
Music Theory.net is often the first site you come to if you do a search for “Music Theory”, and it deserves to be there.
Lessons, Trainers, and Utilities. The site is available in British English, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, and Serbian. Not bad eh for a free site eh?
From the basics of staves and clefs, progressing through to some quite complex aspects of musical notation.
Each lesson is illustrated in a step-by-step Flash animation so this could be useful to a member of staff in a session, or to pupils as reinforcement of a section of study. These can all be progressed through at your own pace. One great feature is a pop-up keyboard, so that you can “play along” with the lessons or experiment on your own.
This keyboard (when accessed from the site itself) could be used beyond the website as it remains in a, resizable, pop-up window.
Very, very useful, in many contexts.
There are also instrument trainers. The brass trainer, for example, asks you to hold down computer keys that correspond to the valves on a trumpet, French horn, trombone (which asks for slide position), tuba, and euphonium!
With Music Theory.net, Ricci Adams continues to have reason to blow his own trumpet!