This lesson site moves into more advanced seventh chords, their construction and inversions. Audio and visual examples are given to reinforce instruction.
This is a demonstration analysis of an excerpt of "Auld Lang Syne", breaking down chords and their progressions along the way. Visual and auditory examples are given. Extremely useful for advancing composition students and theory students.
This lesson site gives a breakdown analysis of an excerpt of "O Canada". This is a great visual and auditory example of how analysis is performed in music theory. Great for intermediate composition students and theorists.
This lesson site gives an overview of circle, or root movement chord progressions. Audio and visual examples are given. Useful for the progressing composition student.
This lesson site introduces the most common usage of basic chord progressions in composition. A must for improvisation students and composition students. Visual and auditory examples are given.
This site takes you through the process of building a major scale, the essential building block of all key signatures and music. Audio examples of major scales are included with visual examples of how to build a scale. Very useful for beginning instrumental and vocal students.
This lesson branches out into diatonic seventh chord labeling and construction. Major and minor keys are discussed, and visual and keyboard representation is given. Essential for advancing theory and composition students.
This lesson site introduces diatonic triads within a scale. Essential in intermediate and advancing theory and composition. Audio and visual examples are given.
This interactive game allows the listener to identify chords aurally. Customizable for classroom assessments and self practice. Very useful for musicians of all grade leves, vocalists or instrumentalists.
A interval generator that allows the user to either practice, or assess, knowledge of written intervals. Exercise is customizable for use at home or in the classroom. Audio examples are given of the interval after the correct answer is placed.
This lesson starts with the building blocks of basic chord construction, in both major and minor. Audio and visual representation is present to help the learner.
This lesson site introduces players and singers to construction of seventh chords. Audio and visual examples of different chords are given and keyboard representation is shown as well.
This exercise assesses student knowledge of basic key signatures. Settings can be customized for self practice or for quizzes in the classroom. Really good for beginning students.
This interactive site allows for assessment of chords, both root and inverted, on the piano keyboard. Audio examples play when correct answer is selected. Useful for beginner and intermediate chord recognition, and can be used for practice or assessment.
This site take you through the construction of the minor scales in different clefs and key signatures. Very useful for your intermediate and proficient players and vocalists. Constructs all 3 different types of minor scales.
This lesson site give a brief introduction to combining chords from different minor scales for beginning composition. Charts and descriptions of different chord use are given.
This lesson site gives an introduction to non-harmonic tones and possible usages in music composition. Audio examples are given of each kink of tone as well as visual examples. Useful for the advancing composition student.