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Sites offering music theory, both specific and general, are listed here. Music theory is "a branch of study that includes many different methods for analyzing, classifying, and composing music and the elements of music." (You will find a good writeup of music theory at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_theory ) Music Theory is not Musicology. Musicology seeks answers questions for Who, What, Where, When and Why questions. Music Theory seeks answers for How.
Includes software, books, exercises, and links.
Free preparatory syllabus in music theory and orchestration.
A contemporary alternative to atonal styles of composition.
By Tom Sutcliffe. Aims to help students of music theory understand the role of chord progressions in musical structures. Site includes animated demos.
Technical Committee on Musical Acoustics
A group within the Acoustical Society of America, that concerns itself with the application of science and technology to the field of music. Contains members, a list of papers, acousticians and links.
An introduction to Schenkerian analysis for undergraduate music students. Includes background, working method, glossary and bibliography.
Pattern Thinking in Music
Offers visual aid to recognizing musical patterns occurring in melody, harmony and rhythm. Provides online demonstration; requires download.
Music Theory Instruction
Online instruction for all musicians beginner or advanced. Covers scales, chordal theory, progression theory, modes and foreign scales.
Java applets designed to help students of music improve their basic music reading skills.
The science of music. Explanations of how musical instruments work via waves and frequency modulation.
The Tonal Centre
Interactive site for music composers and theorists which explains and demonstrates some of the key concepts of tonality; including chords, scales, cadences, and modulation.
Music Theory Society of New York State
Provides a forum for the exchange of information and to promote music theory as a scholarly and pedagogical discipline. Site also contains membership and scholarship information as well as open calls for papers.
A guide to music theory that including chords, scales, music notation and other music theory topics. Has weblog format; includes links as well.
Interactive Circle of Fifths
A free music theory tool designed to help musicians interpret chord progressions, easily transpose music to a different key, compose new music, and understand key signatures, scales, and modes.