The Theory Behind the Theory
How2readmusic teaches the theory that young musicians need when they are just beginning to play an instrument. They learn the names of notes, note value, sharps and flats, the major scale, some intervals, and basic information about sound and instruments.
The Goal of the Games
The games are designed so that beginning students can practice the subject matter without the listening ear of the teacher. Since the program is web-based, we frequently create updates, so students always work with the newest version.
The students can test themselves with every exercise that they do. If they think that they have completed a task correctly, they can ask for a direct response from the ‘teacher’.
Random and traditional tunes
Traditional folk tunes are used in the musical memory game, and the melodic dictation game. There is also a game in which you tap a written rhythm on one of the keys on your computer keyboard, and a "teacher" will let you know if it is correct. You also learn to place sharps and flats in their correct place in a scale, and to recognize certain intervals. You can even try your hand at composing!
Goals and levels of How2ReadMusic
Chapters of the theory in How2ReadMusic