The Interactive Circle of Fifths is a free online music theory tool designed to help musicians to interpret chord progressions, easily transpose music to a different key, compose new music, and understand key signatures, scales, and modes.
Web site dedicated to the study of Music Theory. Articles, reference, interactive exercises.
Cool look at the patterns and geometry of music.
The Samaveda and Yajurveda (c. 1200-1000 BCE) are among the earliest testimonies of Indian music, but they contain no theory properly speaking. The Natya Shastra, written between 200 BCE to 200 CE, discusses intervals ( Śrutis), scales ( Grāmas), consonances and dissonances, classes of melodic structure ( Mūrchanās, modes?), melodic types ( Jātis), instruments, etc.
Do you want your songs to take off in surprising directions, avoid cliches, and bypass the tried-and-true? I created this page to help songwriters expand beyond I-IV-V chord progressions and vanilla major and minor chords. Welcome to Milo Ippolito's unschooled approach to music theory and composition. Don't worry.
Introductory and intermediate music theory lessons, exercises, ear trainers, and calculators.
Fins songs with the same chords. See the most popular chord progressions. See the next "most likely" chord in a progression.
NEW (8 April 2016): Music Theory for Musicians and Normal People is now available in three new languages: Basque, Brazilian Portuguese, and Russian!
A subreddit for people who care about composition, cognition, harmony, scales, counterpoint, melody, logic, math, structure, notation, and also...
Learn Music Theory from First Principles. Interactive lessons to teach basic concepts about Music Theory.
Pitch axis theory is a musical technique used in constructing chord progressions. The tonic is used as the bass note, and melodic scales are chosen according to the chords that lie beneath them.
In Well temperaments, each of the 12 major and 12 minor keys was thought to have its own emotional quality. This is primarily due to the varying sizes of the major thirds in the Well temperaments, which dominated European music during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.