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Dramatically improve and develop your LISTENING SKILLS and tone control, identify complex written CHORDS, increase your knowledge base of MUSIC THEORY, and even learn all about your favorite classical COMPOSERS. With the latest in Brainscape’s proven cognitive science techniques, you’ll learn faster and more efficiently than with any other music app on the market!

Establishing a solid base of music theory and training your ear can be a difficult and time consuming endeavor. With this in mind, Music Theory Flashcards -- developed by a highly trained musician with expertise in the study of theory, composition, and performance -- delivers a package that allows you to study at home or on the go. Whether you have a solid block of time to dedicate to study, or five minutes of down time while you’re going about your day, you can advance your theory and ear training virtually anywhere.

Music Theory includes the following 15 AUDIO decks:

-Beginning Chord Theory
-Music Symbols
-Key Signatures
-Name That Chord
-Closely Related Keys
-Non-Chord Tones
-The 7 Modes
-Harmonic Cadences
-Chord Ear Trainer
-Interval Ear Trainer
-Beginner Rhythm Trainer
-Advanced Melody Ear Trainer
-Composer Trivia
-Common Concert Instruments
-World Performance Halls Trivia

This content was created in partnership between Brainscape, a web/mobile platform created by cognitive scientists from Columbia, Yale, and MIT, and John Vanca, an up-and-coming musician and instructor from Southern California. Please let John know what you think of the app. We are always aiming to improve it!

What’s New

Version 3.20180228

Bug fixes and content improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Cocomountain ,


Very good app.... Great for just sitting on the train or about the house and catching up with study. Only wish there was more of it... And went a little more advanced..

Catsparrow ,

Great if you already fully understand music theory

From an "instructive" flashcard:

Q: List the order of sharps

From my thoughts:

Q: What on earth does this mean?
A: I am none the wiser. Many of the cards are like this, and I haven't yet found any learning part of the app. It means that this app is only useful if you already understand all of music theory and need to refresh your memory. I have used flashcard apps very successfully for foreign-language vocabulary memory-enhancement. But clearly to understand a concept, you have to have it explained. Come on Developers, you are very keen on saying how flashcard apps can use multimedia as a learning aid - why not test your app on real people (who don't yet know music theory) before releasing it to the public?

Lannister Targaryen ,


Just writing the review so i dont get interrupted anymore


Bold Learning Solutions, Inc.
99.5 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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