Learn To Read Music The Fun Way!

November 5th, 2011 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi! It’s Saturday, November 5, 2011, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Teoría – Music Theory Web

Age Range: 9- 18 and beyond (younger children may enjoy; with adult supervision)

José Rodríguez Alvira, a music instructor at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, offers this fantastic, multimedia, interactive website for learning all about music theory completely free of charge.

Available to view in English or Spanish this ad-supported site is well designed and extensive in scope.

When you get to the site you’ll see a simple menu. Look on the left side of the page for “Today in Music History,” a brief list of this date’s landmark events in music. Then, explore the menu that includes:

*Tutorials – Learn to read, write, and analyze music; see and hear examples and test yourself along the way.

*Exercises – For those going through the tutorials, these exercises reinforce the lessons, or they can be used as stand-alone practice of needed skills; ear training is also included here.

*Reference – Click on any musical concept to see a sample musical score and a brief explanation of the related theory; click on the speaker icon to HEAR it played. There is a lot more here than you would expect.

*Articles About Music – Older students can read analyses of various musical pieces (and listen to the segments being analyzed), or read articles about various instruments and music history.

Click on any topic and a new page opens with a menu of further choices. You’ll need to browse, click, and read to get to the interactives – but once you find an activity that interests you, it’s quite user-friendly.

Note: You’ll notice a menu item called “Members.” You can purchase an annual membership that includes ad-free browsing and free download of most of the site contents for use offline.

Be sure to bookmark this site and return often, as there is a depth of music theory instruction with examples and exercises, and new material is still being added and translated.

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