Music Theory at MusicTutorOnline

An overview of the music theory classes at MusicTutorOnline.

General Music Theory


Music Tutor Online offers music theory for all levels, from beginning to college level.

You can study specific topics, a specific level, or take a complete music theory course.

  • The music theory courses are designed to help improve your music theory knowledge and understanding. When you sign up for music theory courses, you can be assured of total individual attention and focus. Each lesson involves an element of learning and theory and putting that theory into practice.

  • Music Theory knowledge is essential in playing music with understanding, in interpreting music scores and styles.

  • Specific music theory tutoring to go with The Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) graded Exam Syllabus is also available.

  • Specific music theory tutoring to go with Trinity Graded Music Exams from Trinity College London is also available.

  • Separate ear training courses available.

  • All courses are hands-on and inquiry-based.

BEGINNING

This course will introduce students to the theory of music, providing them with the skills needed to read and write Western music notation. It also includes analysis and listening. It will cover topics such as pitches and clefs, rests, note values, time signatures, Flats, Sharps, steps, intervals, and enharmonic notes. This course covers the fundamentals of western music theory, the absolute basic concepts, and, as such, is the perfect course for beginners.

INTERMEDIATE

This course will introduce students to the theory of music, building on the knowledge learned from the beginning music theory course. Music analysis and ear training are also part of this course. It will cover topics such as Scales, Key Signatures, Chromatic, Circle of Fifths, Major and Minor Intervals, Syncopation, and basic harmony studies. This is a hands-on course with listening and basic music analysis exercises. Every lesson will include putting the learned theory into practice.

ADVANCED

This course will build on the knowledge learned from the intermediate music theory course. Music analysis and ear training are also part of this course. This course will cover topics such as more advanced harmony, modes, cadences, harmonizing melodies, passing and neighboring tones, blues chord progression, the blues scale, basic forms of music. This is a hands-on course with listening and music analysis exercises. Every lesson will include putting the learned theory into practice.



Ear Training


MTO offers complete ear training courses.

Full personal support.

Progressive steps that build on your current level.

All lessons are hands-on with full personal attention to detail.

MELODY Melodic Sight-Reading Melody Sing-back Melodic Dictation

RHYTHM Rhythmic Sight-Reading Rhythm Clap-back Rhythmic Dictation Rhythm Error Detection

CHORDS Chord Identification Chord Inversions Chord Progressions SCALES Scale identification

INTERVALS Interval Comparison Interval Identification Interval Singing



ABRSM Music Theory Tutoring


MTO offers music theory exam support for ABRSM grades 1 - 8 and diplomas.

ABRSM Music Theory focusses on the following:

  • knowledge of the notation of western music, including commonly used signs and terminology 


  • an understanding of fundamental musical elements such as intervals, keys, scales, and chords 


  • an ability to apply theoretical knowledge and understanding to score analysis 


  • skills in harmonic completion of extracts and melody writing



Trinity Music Theory Tutoring


MTO offers music theory exam support for TRINITY grades 1 - 8 and diplomas.

The Trinity graded exams provide a comprehensive and incremental approach to the technical language of music. Theoretical musical knowledge enhances and supports the student’s practical studies. Having completed the 8 grades, the student should be well-equipped to apply the tools of music to take advantage of a wide variety of further and higher educational and creative opportunities, including progression to Trinity’s written diplomas.




Music Theory College Level Preparations

MTO offers full support for students planning to take entrance exams at a college of music.

This course is also excellent for those who would like to take their understanding of music theory a step further.

All materials will be provided and are included in the lesson prices.

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  • Intervals

  • Chords

  • Time Signatures

  • Different Clefs

  • Grouping of Notes and Rests

  • Key Signatures

  • Scales and Modes

  • Non-Chord Tones

  • Cadences

  • Secondary Dominants

  • Modulation

  • Borrowed Chords

  • Part Writing

  • Counterpoint

  • Analysis of Harmony

  • Harmonizing Melodies

  • Piano accompaniment Writing

  • String Quartet Writing

  • Figured bass

  • Rhythm Clapping

  • Solfège

  • Score Analysis

  • Ear Training

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Robert Boer

Founder, Director, Music Theory and Piano Teacher @MusicTutorOnline

Music Tutor Online

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We offer instructions for all levels, from beginning to advanced. All our teachers have music degrees from top-level music colleges.

 

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