Theory Lessons

4.4 (101)
3.2 MB
Age rating
Current version
Last update
3 years ago
Version OS
12.4 or later
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User Reviews for Theory Lessons

4.39 out of 5
101 Ratings
3 years ago, Bryce Novy
Very good BUT
This honestly is I would say the best music theory app out there I do with that between this app “Theory” and “Tenuto” that is would be more helpful in memorizing things like maybe implementing something for practice. Also I kinda wish “Theory” had a thing in the scales section to learn about pentatonic scales and blues scales. Also to learn to apply concert pitch to different instruments. Thanks I hope you guys are improving things also honestly this app is extremely good you should honestly have people pay for it so you can have the time to update it and stuff and implement those things.
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6 years ago, Verstft
Almost perfect.
Literally all that one needs in a very comprehensive package. Only gripe is that it doesn’t allow display of bass clef only treble clef.
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7 years ago, Clikeer
Amazing! Just one thing to add
I didn't get into music theory until I got a guitar on a whim, then I wanted to try to actually learn music as a side thing, and now for the first time I feel like I actually know a little something about music. Only thing I would add to the app is something that you already have on your website (where I learned from, I downloaded the app and it's sister tenuto) is the pop-up piano that helped me figure out scales (I never learned piano so it was easier for me to visualize this way). Otherwise, thanks for you hard work!
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4 months ago, oooooooooofffffooooooooooo
Good but missing features
There is a practice mode that is on the website version. It seems like the app is a lackluster version of the website. For a more expensive alternative, I would expect either the practice exercises or other practice features to be implemented. A great offline version for the lessons but not much else. The website offers the same, comprehensive lessons as well as activities/ games to help solidify and check in on your learning for free. It has the most user friendly diagrams and lessons that I’ve seen compared to other apps.
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3 years ago, quasar1334
Truly Very Nice
I had needed a great music theory app, and this fulfills my need quite perfectly. The teaching is laid out in a very easy-to-understand format with attractive interactive user-friendly diagrams. By the end of the first lesson, I felt as if I’d learnt quite a lot. And all without any effort at all. It’s unbelievable! I already have an excellent practical practice app, in form of playgroundsessions app, that I had bought in a package deal along with a baby grand piano. But I had found the hands-on playgroundsessions teaching tool to be slightly lacking in deep music theory support. So I went looking for something to compliment the playgroundsessions hands-on app, and to hence fully round out my musical education. Now I have one app for hands-on practice, and this one, for in-depth theory learning. This is great!
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7 years ago, mecarboy
Best app in store for beginner
This app is the best in the store for understanding,y and comprehensively explaining the mechanics and structure of music writing so one can begin understanding sheet music and effectively sight reading piano music. This app saves me huge amounts of "lesson time" and speeds my learning with clear understandable illustrations and very effective drills. Congratulations on a super app.
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4 years ago, Peoxgx
Doesn’t have the practice section
I bought this app expecting to get all the features that they offer on their website, like the practice section. However, after buying the app, I found out that this is just the theory section and doesn’t have any of the other tools. It’s a whole different app for that. I wish I could get a refund on this app. I’ll still buy the tool app since that’s an amazing feature they have on their website.
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6 years ago, doormang
Solid foundation
What can I say, this app is clean and easy on the eyes. Excellent as reference when you forget things, and as a learning tool the way it moves the explanations with visuals and corresponding sounds is very logical, also makes it easy to understand the lessons.
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4 years ago, jakrybear
Thank you!
I appreciate the time you folks spent making this app! I would understand if you charged for it, but I am so thankful that I was able to use it for free. Thank you for helping spread this knowledge and make it accessible :)
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7 years ago, :Amy:
Tired Of Confusing Theory Books? Buy this.
Clear and precise music theory explanations. Music Theory has always confused me, but this app's visual design/animation is very helpful along with the material presented. Buy this $3 dollar app! No need to pay for tons of theory books.
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5 years ago, Smoothie15
App is Great!
It’s a wonderful app honestly and truly and helpful as a refresher tool for my Praxis 2 exam coming up. The only problem is I was looking for some examples rather than explanations like they have on the website.
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4 years ago, Nain Jaune
This app is a jewel
I love this app. It is simple in its format but highly effective in conveying this not-so-easy-to-grasp material. It is better than all the music theory books I have read to date! What a nice contribution.
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7 years ago, StalinMcPutin
Great way to start!
This app is a great kickstart into music theory! I've used this for a couple weeks and I've already have improved in my musicianship and overall understanding. Thanks for this great app!!
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3 years ago, Flyboy5527
Can’t open app.
The app is working again, all I needed was to delete it and put it back in my phone. Works perfectly.
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6 years ago, Antonio Morra
I am majoring in music ed at my college and this app is so helpful especially that my note taking is horrible. This app is super helpful and highly recommend it for those taking theory in college
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6 years ago, Tjones20
Solid app
I haven’t gotten too much into the app, but after a week into having it - it seems pretty epic. I am rusty and brushing up on music theory.
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5 years ago, 2sammy
Very informative and easy to learn
Great straight forward lessons on music theory essentials. Very helpful. Very well organized , very clear, very easy to follow. Excellent.
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2 years ago, vikki-panthersfan
Awesome app
Would highly recommend
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5 years ago, Ed15
Please add more audio !!
Great app but please add more audio examples. For instance, I am trying to learn more about compound meters or odd meters and there are NO audio examples !! Frankly I am a little annoyed coz that’s why I bought it. Otherwise it’s a nice app.
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5 years ago, bldrtom
Elegant piece of work
Great job. Covers the basics. A wonderful refresher and learned some new material as well. Having dabbled at coding, what a beautiful, refined piece of work. A keeper reference tool.
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5 years ago, SnookFan
Great learning tool.
This is a great way to learn the fundamentals of music theory. I use its companion app Tenuto to practice what I learn. Very highly recommended.
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6 years ago, galaxykennie
The Music Theory website directed me to this app as one of the things for practicing, but there’s nothing for practicing notes, keys, etc. on the app - only explanations. I’m a bit disappointed in it.
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4 years ago, TimTissle
Pretty Good App!
This app came in handy a lot in my Music Theory class and was well worth the money for me.
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3 years ago, Matt90266
Clear, concise, informative, and easy to use. Great job. I want more content!!
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5 years ago, alexander.kazakov
Simple and good. No scales though.
App is very simple and does the job. Adding scales would be appreciated.
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6 years ago, TheReluctantReviewer625
Outstanding but...
... needs to incorporate guitar theory, not just theory demonstrated on the piano board. Where is the Circle of Fifths?
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11 years ago, The Beatles Rock!!
I like this app and it works well with their other app, Tenuto. The only criticism I would have is that it needs more information on it. It should have the different modes of scales (Ionian, Dorian, etc), along with the inversion symbols for seventh chords, etc. It should have all of the stuff Tenuto has but just the theory behind it. Other than that I recommend this app to anyone who wants to improve their theory knowledge! :)
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2 years ago, pookie050
A lot left to be desired
This app would work as referenced to those who are thoroughly trained in music theory NOTFOR LEARNING IT
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3 years ago, Music theory . net user
needs practice modes from the website
needs practice modes from the website
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6 years ago, 1 Al
Missing a lot
Where’s is the circle of fifths?
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3 years ago, cancelHoo
You have to be kidding me
Its a list of bullet points with a couple of gifs. The positive reviews here must be a scam. Worthless.
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3 years ago, Grizzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Not worth $1
This is so lame for a $4 app. Don’t buy. I would like a refund.
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8 years ago, Hi9087654321
Outstanding job! One tweak.
I am truly amazed by the quality of this app. Well worth the money. I have learned so much here and I feel as though I can really take music to the next level. I have one suggestion, however. It is tough to retain all of this knowledge without having a good way to practice some of these lessons. I understand that there is a sister app, Tenuto? I would be one hundred percent more satisfied if you released an update for this app or Tenuto that included exercises identifying chord progressions, practicing things like the more complicated triads and such; the vocabulary is very hard to retain despite how well the lessons were put together. Thank you for your hard work!
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9 years ago, West Coast Architect
Best of the Best
The absolute best music theory app out there. Nothing else comes close. The information presented is very clear and easy to understand with both visual diagrams and sound. The app starts with music theory basics and takes you step by step up to advanced music theory, harmony, and analysis. Everything is packaged in small, easily digestible chapters. The only word of caution, the diagrams in this app are very keyboard centric. If you are a pianists, this app is perfect for you. If you play a non-keyboard instrument, a little knowledge of the keyboard layout will be helpful to get all of the benefit from this app.
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12 years ago, gajaraxa
This Taught me More than My Class at School
I am so happy that something like this came out for people who have trouble learning it in class! This application let's the user learn and teach themselves, in a way, at their own speed and teaches them a good amount of Music Theory. Very professional and user-friendly. I, for one, am glad that I can finally learn this stuff on my own. This should be an award-winning application if it isn't one already and should be used if you want to learn the many wonders that Music Theory can do for you.
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8 years ago, Sproingie
Well done.
The theory lessons are spot-on: I think it could have spent a little more time on basic chord construction before leaping into modes, where it starts getting tricky very fast, but maybe that’s just my own weaknesses speaking. At any rate, for less than a latte at Starbucks, I got some tight lessons that gave me the basic vocabulary to get more help from other musicians as well as make sense of music theory articles on Wikipedia. Certainly less than a course at a community college, to say nothing of private lessons.
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10 years ago, Funky diesel junky
Lovein theory
This app is really helpful . Simply put for my simple mind . I have read a lot of theory books and have taken classes in school and never really grasped the concept . My daughter graduated from music college and I had a hard time understanding her way of teaching it to me . I love this app !!! Suggestion .... Could you make the note duration portion of the lesson have a tone when individually reviewed in relation to the note duration itself ? Like whole note .... Mmmmmmm, half note .... Mmmmm ect. .... Thanks for the app !!!!
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9 years ago, JayPee1227
Very Effective
As a person who has taken music theory before in college, I think this app effectively teaches enough of the basics of music theory. It can get a little complicated I think to those who don't know music theory before, but its great as a follow up for me because Im using this as a resource to teach music theory, myself. You don't need music theory to play an instrument, but if you want to go far in learning you'll definitely need to learn some music theory and this app helps do the job!
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9 years ago, Than Solo
Whether you're just starting out or you have a good deal of experience, this app is a wonderful resource for getting a better understand of music theory. The real wonder of this app is in it's simple teaching interface. As you progress from slide to slide, there are subtle animations that aid in comprehending scales, time signatures, chords, etc. This app makes it easy to learn and makes the overwhelming subject matter easy to digest. I love it, and I hope the design inspires other educational apps beyond just music, they really nailed how a learning app should function. Also, the Tenuto app from the same developer has some cool "mini-game" training tools so you can apply the theory into practice. As a musician and songwriter I've found both apps have enriched my writing style and changed my approach to compositions.
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12 years ago, Mnky1025
Well organized for any beginner!
I have a learning disability called auditory processing disorder. This app has clear step by step learning & is divided in sections. It will help you learn the basics & process of building the knowledge you need with understanding & writing music for any instrument. It also has visuals to help you with the description. If you are taking music classes and need a good go to guide, this is it! You won't regret getting this App! It is well worth it!
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12 years ago, gsotocornejo
Magnifico e Stupendo!
OMGOODNESS!!! I have been playing guitar for 12 years. Self taught, so I don't know a lock of theory. This app is absolutely amazing because it starts at the basics, just in case you missed anything, and then continues on to some lower advanced stuff. This app is really well made and the design is quite aesthetically pleasing. It seems like an app that could have been made by Apple themselves. Good job guys. Keep adding lessons!
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11 years ago, Rm787
Finally Understanding Music Theory
This app is excellent. I am finally starting to understand music theory thanks to this. Their slide show presentation style should be a standard in educational apps. I love the way you can see all comments on a topic at once to be able to move around the topic easily. I hope more music theory apps and content is made by these guys. Would love to expand on knowledge from them. Nice work!
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12 years ago, bassplayer9
Great app, excellent design
I am very impressed and pleased with this app. It is worth the price. It does an great job teaching a solid foundation in music theory. It has a very simple user interface, and looks very nice. I would recommend this app to anyone learning any instrument. The only thing I wish it had is a few more lessons, but who knows, this may come with future updates. Overall a worthwhile purchase!
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12 years ago, Jonnybd
So much easier with knowledge
I cannot say enough how much these lessons have helped me and my daughters in learning to read write and play music. I used to just do everything by ear and it is painstakingly slow, now that I know a little theory, I can hear the music as I write it and can tell what notes will be dissident and what will build towards a harmony root. Love it. Thank you!
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11 years ago, Jeeesi
Best application for serious music theory learner
I start to learn piano and need to learn music theory as well, after some while I found I really love those music knowledge and want to study seriously , so I got some textbook for music college, but feel a little frustrated since I am self-taught. This application did me a HUGE favor to understand the basic rule. It worth every SINGLE PENNY! Thanks to the great musician who create it!
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12 years ago, rafgar24
Everything I needed
I'm really happy with how well this app navigates you through very complex musical concepts. It explained theoretical principals in a way that is easy to understand, assimilate and commit to memory. I was honestly disappointed when I realized I had gotten through all the chapters. I highly recommend this app for all who share music as a passion!
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11 years ago, Cassi Clair
Simply amazing!!
I never do reviews, so this must prove that this is an awesome app!.. This app is very easy to use and is very easy to understand. It provides very helpful examples with visible keyboards and staff's with highlighted notes to help you understand the lesson being taught. At the very end if each lesson it gives you recaps and guides to help you remember. I love this app and would recommend it to anyone!!!
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11 years ago, KrisMuse
I like it
This app is useful for review of a lot of different theory topics. It's organized well with graphics that change when you touch a paragraph to illustrate the topic in the paragraph. There are several analyses of songs that follow the same steps I've learned in my theory class. It will take a while for me to get through all of it. What I've seen is solid and it's presented in way that's very approachable.
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10 years ago, STLcello
Great- want more!
The only thing that is missing from this is more lessons! Keep going :) I hope to see more added in the future. More integration with Tenuto app would be good, so after a lesson you are sent to Tenuto for practice. Or within this app it would be great to have a test section for analysis and identification on things not covered in Tenuto.
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12 years ago, ZeeSaint
This is an amazing tool. I love it! I have never played the piano and I found this app to be extremely helpful. It was simple and to the point. I think I learned in 5 minutes what take hours reading a book or watching videos. I will definitely recommend this app to those who has never played like me.
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