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Top 5 Music Theory Websites for Music Students and Teachers

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Music theory students and teachers can benefit from additional learning from online resources. Today's student is used to interactivity and multimedia, and these music websites can help augment the usual classroom fair, whether you are teaching elementary music or basic theory for college freshman. Most of these theory websites provide user-friendly lessons with colorful illustrations, and a few even provide online exercises. 

Musical U
Musical U is an online community that provides ear training and music theory expertise, detailed lesson plans, examples, free practice audio, and more. 

Ricci Adam's Music Theory.Net
Ricci Adam's Music Theory.net is my favorite online music website. Not only does the online music site provide lessons in everything from basic intervals to Neapolitan chords, there are also a large number of exercises. Additional utilities include a chord calculator and a matrix calculator for serialism lessons. Additionally, there are basic exercises in aural theory and chords. The online lesson have simple explanations and are accompanied by audio examples.

E-Music Theory
This theory website provides a number of drills in chords and intervals, as well as other basic music theory skills. Although there are some problems with loading time and the interface may be a little confusing the first time, the drills here are an invaluable resource for basic music theory students and teachers.

Hoffman Piano Academy
Provided free online music piano lessons, Hoffman's Piano Academy provides insight into music theory, singing, and piano playing in a fun an easy format. 

Easy Ear Training
Easy Ear Training provides great articles on every aspect of music theory from melody and rhythm to harmony and chord progressions. 

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Full disclosure, I am a regular contributor to Musical U and Easy Ear Training, providing lesson plans on rhythm, songwriting, and other music theory topics.

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