ABRSM Music Theory Trainer contains over 6,000 specially-written questions designed to test and challenge your music theory knowledge. Start by learning the basics then test yourself and see if you can get a perfect score. Every time you complete a round, you unlock the next level. Watch your music theory knowledge build up in these fun and addictive challenges and become a music theory expert!
In the app, you can learn about:
The musical stave, pitches, clefs
Scales, keys and chords
Rhythm and time signatures
Musical terminology and signs
Voices and instruments
And much, much more!
Strong foundations in musical knowledge and understanding are essential for developing well-rounded and confident musicians. That’s why we believe in the importance of music theory.
Hey, phone users! Music notation is complex and phone screens are small. This app is best viewed on an iPad, but there is still a lot you can learn and enjoy if you’re using the app on a smaller phone. Make sure you check out the preview screenshots in the App Store to see how the app will look on your device.
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Ratings and Reviews
Good attempt, work needed
This is a fresh release so I’m willing to put up with a few bugs and display issues. So far nothing has been a show stopper, with the biggest problem on my iPhone 7 being some of the items, the scales in particular, are very small and quite difficult to see as a result. There are also some display issues, such as text on the screen at the end of a quiz being in a container too big for the space allowed, so you only see part of the text and can just about work out what it says.
One annoying issue is a Grade 1 quiz where I can’t get past a yellow “reasonable” effort, despite getting every question correct each time I try it!
On the whole, this is a very positive app design and I may revise my rating from 4 to 5 stars over time if development goes in the right direction. I definitely recommend it despite minor problems, but would suggest it’s better suited to a tablet than a phone... at this point in time at least.
Very good, with an inexcusable flaw…
I’ve only used grades 1 & 2, for which this is an excellent* practice tool. However, it is clearly designed with the iPad in mind. On iPhone 11 Pro (so not even the smallest supported device), exercises such as intervals are so tiny, it’s hard work to read them confidently. It could be easily rectified by tweaking the layout to make them larger and remove useless borders. I’ll upgrade to 5 stars if that comes in a future update!
(* - UPDATE: Having just done the grade 2 exam I’ve realised that the app hasn’t been updated for the 2020 syllabus changes, so make sure you don’t rely solely on it!)
Good app, very useful teaching aid
Good app, works well. How about now including an "unlock all levels" mode for teachers? I heartily endorse not letting pupils on to the next level until they have mastered the current one. But we teachers often demo the app, and we also encounter pupils who have come to us in order to address one specific theory problem. We're often too busy with teaching to play through all the levels ourselves!
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- The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Publishing) Limited
- 319.9 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Publishing) Limited
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.