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.

What’s New

Version 1.0.5

New app icon

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Drulum ,

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.

pianistandprivateteacher ,

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!

musicMrO ,


After years of wait, we have a great touchscreen resource for music theory. As with all applications, I have no doubt it will improve and become even more user friendly / streamlined as time goes by, but after a cursory completion of every stage from G1 to G5, with many questions varied and interactive, there is no doubt any reviews complaining about its first incarnation are missing the point, as this app will certainly help and not hinder.

At £5 it is on the expensive side for many of my students, but certainly worth it, nonetheless.

Well done, ABRSM.

Developer Response ,

Hi musicMrO,

Many thanks for your review and feedback. We hope you will continue to enjoy using the app!

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