Sharpen your musical ear with fun games for ear training and music theory.
Theta Music Trainer is a complete set of courses and games designed to improve your musicianship and deepen your understanding of music. These games have been meticulously designed and continuously refined over a seven-year period based on the feedback of professional music teachers from all over the world.
Theta Music Trainer contains 12 courses and 50 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
- New monthly subscription option
- Miscellaneous improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Crashes, please fix it soon!!
One tool within the app, Dango Brothers, will run a few times then it crashes. I’m running it on an iPad Air. This and several of the other included tools are excellent and definitely worth using. It is annoying that it crashes and has to be restarted constantly. I have reservations about recommending the app in it’s present condition, and really wish the developers would fix it.
Okay, so I'm a music major in college and a class I'm taking right now is Music Theory I. Well I had a little theory before I came to college so I'm doing decently so far. But most of our fairly large class is having a really hard time. Well, our professor did some research and digging and found this app. He made all of us download it and do assignments on it. Well I personally love it! It's so addicting and it really is helpful. All of my classmates love it and are learning much quicker. And it's a fun competition to see who can get the highest belt. My only problem is that there are a few bugs but nothing major. Like sometimes I can't open my assignments. I also don't personally care for how the circle of fifths is set it up. Half of it is off set and it bugs me. Other that this app is great and I highly recommend!
If you’re a music teacher, be it private or public, you can also setup a ‘class’ on their website that your students can log into so you can observe their progress outside of lessons. :) The visuals should help with keeping the attention of younger students well, too! It won’t teach the fundamentals of part-writing, no- but nonetheless there is a LOT of material that this app/website covers, with difficulty levels that start with the first-timer and over the course of 30 levels gradually move all the way up through advanced and on to professional (if not then some)!
- Theta Music Technologies Y. K.
- 71.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Theta Music Technologies 2019
- In-App Purchases
- Theta Player - One Year $49.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.