Sharpen your musical ear with fun games for ear training and music theory.
Theta Music Trainer is a complete set of games designed to improve your musical ear and deepen your understanding of music. These games have been meticulously designed and continuously refined over a four-year period based on the feedback of professional music teachers from all over the world.
Theta Music Trainer contains 43 games covering all major categories of ear training and music theory:
Sound - Learn to hear subtle differences in mixing, instrumentation, equalization and effects
Pitch – Improve your tuning and your ability to sing on pitch
Scales – Quickly recognize scale degrees and solfege tones
Intervals – Accurately identify melodic and harmonic intervals
Melody - Learn to recognize common melodic patterns by ear
Chords – Strengthen your chord recognition skills
Progressions – Learn to recognize common chord patterns by ear
Rhythm – Learn to recognize common rhythm patterns by ear
Notation – Learn the basics of reading music
Ear training and music theory are essential parts of music education that allow you to play or sing more freely, and with greater skill and confidence.
Theta Music Trainer is ideal for use in the music classroom or studio.
Here are some of the ways teachers around the world are using Theta Music Trainer:
- Introduce new concepts through games
One of the great things about games is that they provide immediate feedback in real time. Students are often quicker to grasp new music theory concepts when they are presented in a game format.
- Use games in place of drills
Rather than giving your students tedious drills, you can use games to reinforce key concepts taught in class. The necessary repetition becomes much more palatable to students in a game environment.
- Assign games for homework
Not only will your students love this, but you can get true assessments of each student's ability in a wide range of areas including scales, rhythms, chords, tuning and more - without spending a huge amount of time grading.
- Hold classroom competitions
Choose a game for your desired area for practice and see who can complete the most levels. Students can compete individually or in teams. You can even have classrooms compete against one another.
Teaching aural skills and music theory can be tough. Many students have a hard time grasping the basic concepts and struggle with the repetition needed for mastery. Games inject an element of variety and fun into the development of basic music skills. Students become inspired, motivated and engaged in music learning. Have fun and save time as your students develop core music skills in an engaging and effective way.
"Sequential, pedagogically sound games students will enjoy... These games are engaging, entertaining, and really do get kids to listen closely in graduated levels of difficulty."
- Thomas West, Thomas J. West Music
“Theta Music have managed to put the FUN back into ear training. The great variety of ear training games they have created are fun, unique, clever, well designed, very affordable and above all, truly effective."
- George Brodbeck, Ear Training Online
"Theta Music Trainer is a fantastic site featuring video-game style ear training activities."
- Katie Wardrobe, Midnight Music
"Theta Music seem to really get what ear training is all about, and the huge benefits it can bring to your musical life."
- Christopher Sutton, Easy Ear Training