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Theory Help

Overall Theory Concepts
Key Signatures
Circle of Fifths

Intervals
Triads/Chords
Scales

 


Theory -- scales, chords, intervals, key signatures -- all of that fun music stuff that goes along with playing the piano!  There are lots of helpful web sites for us to make this more fun and enjoyable for you!  Let's go take a look! 





Overall Theory Concepts

  • MusicTheory.Net -- By Ricci Adams -- online lessons, utilities, and more
  • Tutorials -- Online Flash tutorials on reading music, scales, chords, intervals and harmonic functions

Key Signatures
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Circle of Fifths
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Intervals
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Triads/Chords                                                                                                                               Top

  • Triad Flash Cards -- Interactive online flash cards of triads
  • Music Online Quiz -- Replaced by MusicTheory.Net Chord Ear Trainer below!
  • Interactive Piano Chord Chart -- 8Notes.Com's Interactive Piano Chord Chart for all the keys
  • Piano Chord Chart -- From Scott Bradford, PDF file showing keyboard diagrams for major, minor, diminished, and suspended chords
  • MusicTheory.Net Triad Trainer -- By Ricci Adams -- Listed on page of exercises. It Includes major, minor, augmented, and diminished. Includes settings to turn root accidentals and inversions on and off.  Visual recognition of triads on the staff.  NOT aural, just visual.
  • MusicTheory.Net Chord Ear Trainer -- By Ricci Adams -- Listed on page of exercises. It Includes major, minor, augmented, and diminished.  Settings include inversion, play mode, choice of suspensions, etc. PLAYS chords for identification AURALLY.
 

Scales
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  • Robert T. Kelley's Scale Fingering Chart -- One teacher's version of the most "physically practical" scale fingerings, but not most commonly used ones.  Not typical fingerings!  Use with caution in piano festivals and competitions!
  • Major Scale Fingerings -- All 12 major scales C through B with fingerings
  • Piano Scale Chart  -- From Scott Bradford, PDF file highlights the piano keys of all scales; does not help with fingerings.
  • Proper Fingering of Scales -- Print out notes of scales with fingerings, both major and minor.
  • Piano Scales Interactive Notation -- From 8Notes, choose the major or harmonic minor scale for piano that you want from across the top, and it displays the notation of the scale in 16th notes, 2 octaves, with correct fingerings.  Only displays one scale at a time.


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