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Theory Lessons app for iPhone and iPad


4.8 ( 9888 ratings )
Music Education
Developer: musictheory.net
2.99 USD
Current version: 3.0.1, last update: 10 months ago
First release : 17 Jan 2012
App size: 3.58 Mb

Theory Lessons features 39 music theory lessons from musictheory.net, presented in their original animated versions.

Complete lesson list:

• The Staff, Clefs, and Ledger Lines
• Note Duration
• Measures and Time Signature
• Rest Duration
• Dots and Ties
• Steps and Accidentals

• Simple and Compound Meter
• Odd Meter

• The Major Scale
• The Minor Scales
• Scale Degrees
• Key Signatures
• Key Signature Calculation

• Generic Intervals
• Specific Intervals
• Writing Intervals
• Interval Inversion

• Introduction to Chords
• Triad Inversion
• Seventh Chords
• More Seventh Chords
• Seventh Chord Inversion

• Diatonic Triads
• Roman Numeral Analysis: Triads
• Diatonic Seventh Chords
• Roman Numeral Analysis: Seventh Chords
• Composing with Minor Scales
• Voicing Chords
• Analysis: O Canada

• Nonharmonic Tones
• Phrases and Cadences
• Circle Progressions
• Common Chord Progressions
• Triads in First Inversion
• Triads in Second Inversion
• Analysis: Auld Lang Syne

• Building Neapolitan Chords
• Using Neapolitan Chords
• Analysis: Moonlight Sonata

Pros and cons of Theory Lessons app for iPhone and iPad

Theory Lessons app good for

Great app, only thing I would suggest in an update is the addition of Greek Modes and different scale variations.
I am truly amazed by the quality of this app. Well worth the money. I have learned so much here and I feel as though I can really take music to the next level. I have one suggestion, however. It is tough to retain all of this knowledge without having a good way to practice some of these lessons. I understand that there is a sister app, Tenuto? I would be one hundred percent more satisfied if you released an update for this app or Tenuto that included exercises identifying chord progressions, practicing things like the more complicated triads and such; the vocabulary is very hard to retain despite how well the lessons were put together. Thank you for your hard work!
Audio DOES work. Only available on some slides. Developer can stop negative reviews by making it more clear that audio isnt available on all slides. (Old Review: Installed on 6+. Audio grayed out. Whats the point if theres no audio?)
Love this app. A cheap way to learn the fundamentals of music theory.
Gonna be honest this app, in addition to the website, taught me all the music theory I know and it was made so simple and easy. Thank you for making it easy for beginner musicians to learn this. I hope you guys add more stuff soon though.
Never knew how easy it was to learn until I got this app. Everything is put plain as day in front of you and everything is there for you if you need to return and relearn anything. Easy and quick!!! Love this app! Music made easy!

Some bad moments

I just downloaded this app onto my iPad Air 2, but audio controls are greyed out and unavailable.
Well laid out, easy to follow, and not worth the money. Why? Because of the Internet (cue gambino). I can find all this info for free. They did set everything out in a nice way. Well done app. Just make it free.
Good App! Logical progression, clear explanations, and a good user interface. Recommended for learning the basic. DAVID COLEMAN
As a music instructor, I usually take students who have some background in theory or expertise at their instrument. Branching out to a new student who wants to learn how to read standard notation, I wondered how to easily and systematic start from the basics. After reviewing the material on musictheory.net, I am working in conjunction with this app because it is so fantastic and easy for my students to understand. I will be downloading the Tenuto app as well soon to have the exercises available. Great product! Thank you so much for being so concise and easy to follow. The perfect way to learn basic music theory! -Jonathan A.
The lessons are straightforward and packed with great information...without the fluff. Great for learning and as a reference.
Great for brushing up on some theory while just hanging around. Highly recommended.

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