Ultimate Music Theory

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If you’re a thoroughbred creative, music theory can feel more like watching paint dry. Or worse: waterboarding. But it doesn’t have to. Music theory is the written language of music and to become an extraordinary musician, you need to learn to read its notations fluently!

Realizing the challenge, Brainscape has curated the Ultimate Music Theory collection of over 8,000 flashcards to help you dramatically improve your knowledge and skills FASTER than you (or your exasperated theory tutor) ever thought possible.

So, whether you just want to finally learn how to read sheet music (so your band will finally get off your back) or you’re prepping for the AP Music Theory exam (or any exam), Brainscape’s Ultimate Music Theory flashcards can help you elevate your sight-reading, ear training, and music-making skills way faster.

About Ultimate Music Theory

UMT, one of the foremost Music Theory Publishers, has partnered with Brainscape to develop the highest standard of excellence in music theory mobile education. Brainscape's unique learning algorithm repeats concepts in a personalized pattern using cognitive science, which helps you learn faster!

Brainscape’s Ultimate Music Theory collection contains 6 progressive theory subjects containing over EIGHT THOUSAND dynamic flashcards, with specific cards including high-quality audio recordings to enhance your learning. Learn to speak, read, and write in the universal language of music with our flashcard repetition algorithm, which cuts your memorization time dramatically!

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With Brainscape’s Ultimate Music Theory flashcards, you learn how to:

  • Hear pitch and name notes, intervals, chords, and scales.
  • Pronounce and memorize Italian, German & French music terms and their definitions.
  • Read music with key signatures and accidentals.
  • Identify time signatures, music notation, rhythm, and rests.
  • Improve sight reading and ear training skills.
  • Prepare for nationally recognized music theory exams including The Royal Conservatory of Music and The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program, with a thorough review of all concepts to guarantee your success!

You will also get:

  • Flashcards organized into six easy-to-use subjects of progressive learning.
  • Professionally-designed flashcards with built-in audio for ear training.
  • Easy-to-understand visuals with staff notation questions and answers.
  • Flashcard content on EXACTLY what you need for mastering musicianship skills AND theory exam preparation!

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1 - Beginner Music Theory

Does learning music theory sound confusing? This progressive Step-by-Step System will help you get started! Improve your understanding by learning the language of music the easy way – start with Beginner Music Theory.

1 - Notation, Landmarks and Ledger Lines
Use this deck to learn notation for note names in the Treble Clef and Bass Clef, landmark notes, ledger line notes (up to two ledger lines above and below the staff) and musical patterns. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 1 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Prep 2 Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
131  cards
2 - Note & Rest Values and Intervals
Use this deck to learn note values (whole, half, dotted half, quarter, eighth and triplet eighth), rest values (whole, half, quarter and eighth), and identify interval distance for melodic and harmonic intervals. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 2 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Prep 2 Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
112  cards
3 - Simple Time Signatures
Use this deck to learn Simple Time Signatures (2/4, 3/4, 4/4 and Common Time), and identify missing rests in a measure. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 3 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Prep 2 Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
110  cards
4 - Semitones, Whole tones & Accidentals
Use this deck to learn how to identify a semitone (half step), whole tone (whole step), and accidentals (flat, sharp, and natural). Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 4 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Prep 2 Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
109  cards
5 - Major scales - 2 sharps & 2 flats
Use this deck to learn how to identify Major scales, Major Pentascales & scale degree names and review Time Signatures & rests. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 5 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Prep 2 Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
109  cards
6 - Natural minor scales - 2 sharps & 2 flats
Use this deck to learn how to identify natural minor scales, minor pentascales & scale degree names and review Time Signatures & rests. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 6 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Prep 2 Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
104  cards
7 - Key Signatures (2 sharps & 2 flats)
Use this deck to learn how to identify Key Signatures up to two sharps & two flats, identify scales and name notes using a Key Signature. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 7 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Prep 2 Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
111  cards
8 - Key Signatures on the Grand Staff
Use this deck to learn how to identify Key Signatures, up to two sharps & two flats on the Grand Staff, tempo terms and intervals. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 8 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Prep 2 Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
113  cards
9 - Major Triads - solid and broken
Use this deck to learn how to learn Major Triads - solid (blocked) and broken. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 9 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Prep 2 Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
107  cards
10 - Harmonic minor scales
Use this deck to learn Harmonic minor scales, Major & relative minor keys, Tonic note and Key Signatures. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 10 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Prep 2 Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
109  cards
11 - Melodic minor scales
Use this deck to learn Melodic minor scales, Major & relative minor keys, Tonic note and Key Signatures. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 11 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Prep 2 Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
102  cards
12 - Analysis and Musical Terms
Use this deck to learn analysis, Musical Terms and definitions. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 12 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Prep 2 Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
108  cards
2 - Basic Music Theory

Learning Basic Music Theory and preparing for music theory exams just got EASIER. This subject will help you get the content knowledge needed to score 100% – faster than any other study method out there!

1 - Music Notation - Notes & Rests
Use this deck to learn the note names in the Treble Clef and Bass Clef, as well as ledger line notes, notation, pitch, and dynamics (Italian terms). Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 1 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Basic Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
105  cards
2 - Accidentals - Sharp, Flat & Natural
Use this deck to learn the notes in the Treble Clef and Bass Clef using accidentals, ledger line notes, pitch, notation, Time Signatures, and Italian terms. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 2 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Basic Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
115  cards
3 - Semitones, Enharmonic Equivalents, Tones
Use this deck to learn diatonic and chromatic semitones or half steps, whole tones or whole steps, enharmonic equivalents, pitch, Italian terms, Time Signatures, and rhythm and rests. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 3 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Basic Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
115  cards
4 - Circle of Fifths, Major keys & Major scales
Use this deck to learn Major Key Signatures, Circle of Fifths, identify Major scales, name notes using a Key Signature, and technical degrees - Tonic, Italian terms, Time Signatures, rhythm and rests. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 4 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Basic Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
128  cards
5 - Intervals - Perfect, Major and minor
Use this deck to learn harmonic intervals, melodic intervals, and Perfect, Major, and minor intervals using a Key Signature. You will also learn to identify intervals using accidentals and to identify interval note names, pitch, rhythm, and rests. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 5 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Basic Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
105  cards
6 - Circle of Fifths, minor keys & minor scales
Use this deck to learn minor Key Signatures, Circle of Fifths, Major keys, and relative minor keys. You will also learn to identify natural, harmonic, and melodic minor scales, as well as Tonic notes of a minor key, rhythm, and rests. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 6 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Basic Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
115  cards
7 - Triads - Major and minor
Use this deck to learn Major and minor triads, identify solid and broken triads, identify the root of a triad, and identify triads built on the Tonic, Subdominant, and Dominant technical degrees of Major and minor scales. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 7 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Basic Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
112  cards
8 - Simple Time - Duple, Triple and Quadruple
Use this deck to learn Simple Time Signatures, rhythm and rests, and bar lines. You will also learn to identify the missing anacrusis note or notes, Time Signatures, and missing rests in a measure. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 8 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Basic Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
103  cards
9 - Identifying the Key of a Melody (Maj or min)
Use this deck to learn Italian terms and to identify Major and minor keys, Circle of Fifths, and raised notes in the harmonic & melodic minor scales. Name intervals within a melody, name the key of a melody, name notes using accidentals and Key Signatures. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 9 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Basic Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
108  cards
10 - Transposition - Up or Down One Octave
Use this deck to learn to identify Major and minor triads as Tonic, Subdominant, or Dominant, name the note an interval above a given note, and identify natural, harmonic, and melodic minor scales. You will also learn to identify missing rests in a measure. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 10 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Basic Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
105  cards
11 - Analysis - Musical Compositions
Use this deck to learn to identify Perfect, Major, and minor intervals, identify Major and minor Key Signatures, identify triads as Tonic, Subdominant, or Dominant, and identify missing bar lines in Simple Time Signatures. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 11 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Basic Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
113  cards
12 - Musical Terms, Definitions and Signs
Use this deck to learn Italian terms, Major and minor keys, triads and enharmonic equivalents. Learn how to identify whole tone, diatonic semitone, chromatic semitone, Simple Time measures with and without an anacrusis. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 12 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Basic Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
105  cards
3 - Intermediate Music Theory

Wondering what the difference is between Simple Time and Compound Time or how to identify scales just by listening to them? Learn how to sight read faster and improve ear training skills with Intermediate Music Theory.

1 - Music Notation, Key Signature & Simple Time
Use this deck to learn notation, technical degree names (Tonic, Subdominant and Dominant) in Major and minor scales, Key Signatures, Basic Beat, and missing rests in Simple Time. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 1 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Intermediate Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
106  cards
2 - Circle of Fifths, Major and Enharmonic Scales
Use this deck to learn note names including Key Signatures and accidentals, notation, dotted notes, Simple Time Signatures, Circle of Fifths, Scales, Enharmonic Tonic Major keys, slur and tie. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 2 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Intermediate Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
106  cards
3 - Double Sharps & Flats and Scales
Use this deck to learn note names (double sharp & double flat), Tonic Major and Tonic minor scales, enharmonic relative Major and minor scales, diatonic and chromatic whole tone (whole step) and semitone (half step), Circle of Fifths (enharmonic minor keys). Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 3 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Intermediate Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
113  cards
4 - Technical Degrees & Chromatic Scales
Use this deck to learn technical scale degree names, scales (harmonic chromatic and melodic chromatic), intervals, enharmonic equivalents, note names using a Key Signature, rests in Simple Time, and Roman Numerals for triads. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 4 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Intermediate Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
103  cards
5 - Simple Time and Compound Time
Use this deck to learn Simple Time and Compound Time, dotted rests, irregular note groupings, double dotted notes, Roman numerals for technical degree names, Italian Terms and intervals. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 5 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Intermediate Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
102  cards
6 - Intervals (Aug & dim) and Inversions
Use this deck to learn intervals, (Augmented, diminished, Perfect, minor or Major), interval inversions, musical terms and signs, scales (minor, Major, chromatic), technical degree names, and missing rests in Simple and Compound Time. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 6 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Intermediate Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
115  cards
7 - Triads & Inversions - Close & Open Position
Use this deck to learn Italian terms, placement of accidentals, triads (open and close position), identifying the root of a triad in an inversion, technical degree names, Roman Numeral scale degrees, and intervals and inversions. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 7 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Intermediate Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
103  cards
8 - Whole Tone, Pentatonic, Blues & Octatonic Scales
Use this deck to learn the type/quality of a triad (Major or minor), position of a triad (root, first inversion or second inversion), scales (whole tone, Major pentatonic, minor pentatonic, blues, or octatonic), and intervals (Major, minor, Perfect, Augmented or diminished). Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 8 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Intermediate Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
114  cards
9 - Rewrite a Melody using a Key Signature
Use this deck to learn how to identify the Major or minor key of a melody, irregular groupings of notes in Simple and Compound Time, intervals, musical terms and signs, scales, and identifying missing rests in Simple and Compound Time. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 9 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Intermediate Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
105  cards
10 - Cadences - Perfect, Plagal and Imperfect
Use this deck to learn how to identify cadences (Perfect, Plagal and Imperfect), irregular groups of notes to regular groups of notes in Simple and Compound Time, musical terms and signs, scales, Simple and Compound Time Signatures, and intervals and inversions. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 10 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Intermediate Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
119  cards
11 - Transposition - Major Key to Major Key
Use this deck to learn transposing a melody from one Major key up to another Major key within a given interval, irregular groupings of notes, Simple and Compound Time Signatures, musical terms and signs, scales, and cadences using Roman Numerals. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 11 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Intermediate Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
114  cards
12 - Analysis, Italian Terms and Signs
Use this deck to learn the interval of transposition from one Major key melody to another Major key melody, correct rests and note groupings within a given measure in Simple and Compound Time, technical degree names, and musical terms and signs. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 12 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Intermediate Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
112  cards
4 - Advanced Music Theory

Excited to take your learning to the next level? Musicians need to challenge themselves to deepen their understanding of music. Read, play and master musicianship skills with the comprehensive Advanced Music Theory.

1 - C Clefs - Alto and Tenor
Use this deck to learn the Alto Clef and Tenor Clef, note names, Key Signatures, intervals, missing rests in Simple and Compound Time, minor scales and Musical Terms (French and German). Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 1 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Advanced Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
157  cards
2 - Scales - Technical Degrees
Use this deck to learn the Technical Degree Names; Major and minor scales starting on different technical degrees; Intervals; Transposition; Time Signatures in Simple and Compound Time; Solid and Broken Triads; and Style in Performance Terms. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 2 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Advanced Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
165  cards
3 - Scales, Chromatic, Modes, Pentatonic & More
Use this deck to learn Scales (Major, minor, Chromatic, Modes, Pentatonic, Blues, Octatonic and Whole Tone), Tempo Terms, Simple Intervals, Rests, and Dynamic and Articulation Placement. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 3 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Advanced Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
176  cards
4 - Intervals - Simple, Compound & Inversions
Use this deck to learn Intervals (Simple, Compound and Inversions), Analysis (Repetition, Imitation and Sequence), and Scales (Major, minor, pentatonic, octatonic, chromatic, blues, whole tone), Rests, Enharmonic Equivalents and Time Signatures. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 4 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Advanced Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
156  cards
5 - Triads & Inversions (Maj, min, Aug, dim)
Use this deck to learn Triads and Inversions - Major, minor, Augmented and diminished. Learn Scales, Modes, Italian Terms and Simple & Compound Intervals. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 5 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Advanced Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
187  cards
6 - Dominant 7th & diminished 7th chords
Use this deck to learn Dominant 7th & diminished 7th chords and inversions in close and open position, types of chords, triads and intervals. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 6 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Advanced Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
178  cards
7 - Cadences - Keyboard Style
Use this deck to learn Cadences in Keyboard Style: Perfect (Authentic), Plagal or Imperfect (Half cadence) for Major and minor keys, chords, triads and intervals. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 7 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Advanced Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
157  cards
8 - Rhythm - Simple, Compound & Hybrid Time
Use this deck to learn Rhythm in Simple, Compound and Hybrid Time, review cadences, chords, scales and intervals. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 8 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Advanced Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
169  cards
9 - Transposition - minor key to minor key
Use this deck to learn Transposition (Major to Major and minor to minor keys), review cadences, chords, scales and intervals. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 9 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Advanced Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
160  cards
10 - Scores - Modern Vocal & String Quartet
Use this deck to learn Scores - Short, Modern Vocal and String Quartet, review: cadences, chords, scales and intervals. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 10 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Advanced Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
182  cards
11 - Analysis - Musical Compositions
Use this deck to learn Analysis and review cadences, chords, scales, intervals and more. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 11 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Advanced Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
193  cards
12 - Musical Terms, Definitions and Signs
Use this deck to learn Musical Terms, Definitions and Signs, and review chords, modes, intervals and more. Audio is included to supplement your learning. Master Your Musicianship Skills - Complete Lesson 12 of the matching Ultimate Music Theory Advanced Workbook to enhance your music theory training. UltimateMusicTheory.com
195  cards
5 - Ear Training & Concepts

Do you have Perfect Pitch (absolute pitch), Relative Pitch (identify the pitch of notes relative to other notes), or need help with developing your ear training skills? Master your skills with UMT's Ear Training & Concepts!

1 - Basic - Interval Ear Trainer
The objective of "Interval Ear Trainer" is to help you master ear training skills to identify the sound of intervals. An interval is the distance in pitch between 2 notes. Listen and identify each interval sound as: minor 2, Major 2, minor 3, Major 3, Perfect 4, Perfect 5, minor 6, Major 6, minor 7, Major 7, Perfect 8. BONUS: tritone (3 whole tones - 3 whole steps). A tritone is the interval between the Perfect 4 and Perfect 5 (Aug 4 or dim 5). UltimateMusicTheory.com
148  cards
2 - Basic - Clapback Rhythm Ear Trainer
The objective of the "Clapback Rhythm Ear Trainer" is to help you master basic rhythm clapback skills in 4/4 time. Each card is one measure using the following note and rest values: half, quarter and eighth. You will hear one measure of the basic beat and then the rhythm. Clap back the rhythmic pattern that you hear while counting out loud (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +). Listen to the answer, then clap and count the rhythm again. UltimateMusicTheory.com
55  cards
3 - Basic - Melody Direction Ear Trainer
The objective of "Melody Direction Ear Trainer" is to help you master your ear training skills in identifying the sound of melody direction. A melody may have an ascending pitch, descending pitch, repeated pitch or a combination of more than one direction. Listen and identify the melodic interval direction of each four note melody. UltimateMusicTheory.com
85  cards
4 - Intermediate - Key Signatures
The objective of "Key Signatures" is to help you quickly recognize the Key Signature (sharps or flats) for each Major or minor key. A Key Signature is a specific number of sharps or flats placed on the staff (written after the clef and before the Time Signature) that indicate the pitch for those specific notes. Identify relative Major and minor Keys. Identify Parallel or Tonic Major and minor keys. UltimateMusicTheory.com
88  cards
5 - Intermediate - Scale Degrees and Triads
The objective of "Scale Degrees and Triads" is to help you identify the type/quality of a triad (three note chord) as Major or minor. A Major triad (in root position) consists of a Root, Major 3 and Perfect 5. A minor triad (in root position) consists of a Root, minor 3 and Perfect 5. Major and minor triads are built on specific scale degrees of the Major and harmonic minor scales. Roman numerals are used to indicate Major (upper case) or minor (lower case). UltimateMusicTheory.com
41  cards
6 - Intermediate - Closely Related Keys
The objective of "Closely Related Keys" is to help you identify all of the closely related keys for any given key. A closely related key is one that shares common tones with an original given key. These are the original key's relative Major or minor, the keys both up (Dominant) and down (Subdominant) a fifth from the original key, in addition to their relative Major or minor keys. UltimateMusicTheory.com
26  cards
7 - Advanced - Chord Ear Trainer
The objective of the "Chord Ear Trainer" is to help you master your ear training skills in identifying the sound of chords. A chord may be three or four notes. The chord is determined by the combination of intervals between each note of the chord. Listen and identify each chord sound as: Major, minor, diminished, Dominant, Major seventh, minor seventh, diminished seventh and half diminished seventh. UltimateMusicTheory.com
82  cards
8 - Advanced - Music Notation and Symbols
The objective of "Music Notation and Symbols" is to help you learn the universal language of music faster! The language of music theory is used to indicate how a composer intends for a composition to be played. Understanding the musical signs for notation, dynamics, tempo, rhythm, etc. in written music enables us to communicate and perform music more expressively. UltimateMusicTheory.com
134  cards
9 - Advanced - The Seven Modes
The objective of "The Seven Modes" is to help you learn the seven basic diatonic modes built on the Major scale. Upon mastery of this deck, you will be able to identify a mode by the intervals of the scale degrees by which it is constructed, through the visual and the audio. All seven modes are shown in the key of C Major for simplicity, but regardless of key, the intervals between each scale degree remain the same. UltimateMusicTheory.com
28  cards
10 - Advanced - Ultimate Chord Challenge
The objective of "Ultimate Chord Challenge" is to help you identify the type/quality of chords. This training deck is composed of a multitude of written chords in multiple Key Signatures, some with added accidentals for increased difficulty. In naming the chords, you will not only improve your ability to understand how the chords are built, but you will also develop your sight reading skills. UltimateMusicTheory.com
77  cards
11 - Advanced - Non-Chord Tones
The objective of "Non-Chord Tones" is to help you identify the different types of non-chord tones, how they are used and the theory behind their use. A non-chord tone is a note which is not part of the accompanying harmony. They may be diatonic or chromatic additions, usually used to smooth out a melodic line or to create a more interesting melody. UltimateMusicTheory.com
27  cards
12 - Advanced - Harmonic Cadences
The objective of "Harmonic Cadences" is to help you quickly and correctly identify harmonic cadences. A cadence is defined as a harmonic or melodic configuration designed to create a sense of resolution. It is a chord progression that includes at least two chords, acting as a conclusion to a phrase, section or piece of music. This deck will introduce you to the various harmonic cadences used in Western music theory. UltimateMusicTheory.com
34  cards

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