Pricing - Absolutely free. Except whatever Comcast is gouging you for rates.
Description: Teoria is a music theory resource site that has both tutorials for teaching a wide variety of music theory concepts, as well as very customizable exercises to compliment the sites tutorials. There is also a large resource page that provides definitions, articles on music theory, history, composers, and analysis.
- Interactive lessons on virtually all music theory subjects
- Customizable exercises to compliment lessons or stand alone from them
- Excellent pool of resources to aid in research
I have used this website since 2011 and I always find a way to integrate it into my classes. While I mainly utilize the exercises as in class activities and assignments, it is great to be able to have a free site available that can be a resource for your students and yourself. The site is very easy to navigate, and they are constantly updating it to make it better, more user friendly, and adaptable on mobile devices. The nice thing about the tutorial section is that it is laid out like most theory books are, but the examples that they give can be expansive and interactive. They aren't just comparison pictures of examples, but moving, audible examples of what they are teaching.
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- Covers a range of topics from very beginning to advanced theory
- Tutorials give interactive examples to compliment text
- Runs smoothly with little loading time for lessons and exercises
- Exercises are customizable from the load screen to cater to different mastery levels
- Easy to use
- Great resource articles
- Now useable on most mobile formats as well
- Some exercises don't work/work well with iOS devices-though they constantly update
- Percentage on the exercise pages doesn't show amount of tries for the exercise
- Tutorials section can be tricky to navigate for first timers (mess with it a bit first)
Features (intent of program)
I really enjoy this website. I know that there are a lot of music theory based apps and sites out there, and I personally think that this is one of the best. First of all, it has a great way of being a lesson aid, or supplementing materials that you use in class. The materials the student(s) will be working with are interactive and provide several examples on how to understand the concepts better. Second, as a tool in the classroom the endless customization of the level of concepts that you can control are fantastic. They can make for great in class exercises, or homework. While the time stamp and percentage can be "beaten" by a student by only doing the exercise a small amount of times, the concepts can still be checked later by the teacher. Final thought is that this is a site you should have in your repertoire and find how to utilize it best for your own class. It's flexible, and it works.