Music Theory

If you are learning any musical instrument, you will also have learned some music theory. You will know something about different note lengths and pitches, and about how we write music down on a page. You may also have explored how some notes sound really good together and some seem to clash, some rows of notes sound “right” and others sound a bit odd. These are all aspects of music theory.

Taking lessons in music theory gives you a much fuller and more detailed understanding of how music works. You will also become more skillful at understanding written music, and using the language of musicians.

Denise is now using the MTB Online Music Theory Course and Exams. She was consulted for teacher feedback as MTB created this system. It is well designed and easy to use. With support from Denise you can maximise your understanding and progress rate.

MTB (Music Teachers’ Board) exams are accepted as equivalent by other academic institutions, including ABRSM and Trinity College London.

Music theory paper and pencil
Music Theory is all about how music works.

Most music theory students want to reach the Grade 5 exam. This is a very well-recognised qualification, at which you have a really sound understanding of the structures and language of western music. Some students choose to study further. For example, if you are planning to take A-level music, Grade 6 gives a really helpful grounding.

To find out more about Music Theory lessons, contact us now!