ABRSM Theory Works 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 lots 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.
- Adjusted level 1 question text to make it clearer how to answer drag and drop questions
- Content corrections
- Bug fixes
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.
This is a brave try! There are still too many mistakes for a commercial package BUT as a self checking aid it is useful and youngsters will find it enjoyable. I downloaded it to my iPhone and could not easily read some of the small fonts in the exercises. The worst thing about it is the grudging ( and incorrect!) statement that I had got “most things right” when I had scored 100%. Typical ABRSM😊.
Nevertheless worth £4.99
Developer Response ,
Many thanks for your review and feedback. We would be keen to hear more about the mistakes you perceive so please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you will continue to enjoy using Theory Works!
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 ,
Many thanks for your review and feedback. We hope you will continue to enjoy using the app!
- The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Publishing) Limited
- 332.2 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Publishing) Limited
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.