Useful Music Links

Collection of interactive music theory tools & visual references to learn music online for free

This site has a menu on the left with different topics for learning and experimenting. It covers beats, notes and scales, chords, bass lines, melodies, song structure and more……

Can you compose a short piece using Patatap?

  1. Put the mouse in the square
  2. Choose a colour background/sound library
  3. Compose a cool sequence by typing letters
  4. Notate it so someone else can play it. How will you write the rhythm? How will you write 2 letter/sounds at once? How fast is does it go (What is the tempo?). Don’t forget to tell us what colour /sound library you chose.

Students can also use it to create a live light show on the data projectors for the school disco.

Virtual drums

Hint: If you right click any link, you will have the choice of opening the new website in a new tab or window which means you can keep this webpage open while looking at the others!

An online site where you can write scores. This is a good site of you don’t have Sibelius and want to write your music down and share it. Those in Computer music and Theory club have automatic access to this. Music Writing Join Chisnallwood Google Classroom.



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INCREDIBOX version 3

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Create music using loops, midi instruments such as drums, piano and record your voice or guitar…. Collaborate with classmates. Computer music Leisure Ed students will be joined automatically.

Check out Yuito’s transcription here


Create a short video theme using a structure like A phrase then B phrase. Here is an example. Or create any composition. There are 4 tracks you can use…


Music Theory Videos

Click on the link for a bunch of great YouTube videos on different aspects of Music Theory!

The “Techniques, Materials, Music” page covers note names, intervals, key signatures, time signatures, triads….. You can hear all the examples

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Intervals This is part of an online theory book by Catherine Schmidt-Jones – A very detailed and thorough International music theory resource.

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Click here for more online metronomes
Virtual tuner

Blank Manuscript Paper


If you are looking for information about composers, bands this site has an excellent search function connecting YouTube with Wikipedia! Great for projects or researching background for your pieces you are playing.

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manuscript paper

Fun, interactive, educational music sites Online recording, midi and loops



44th-anniversary-of-the-birth-of-hip-hop Google Doodle

Oskar Fischinger Google Doodle


Play a piano duet

Piano duet

Play a piano duet with a video by typing on your computer. Click the picture above.

Lots of music activities linked to reading, maths and science and making instruments. Also includes an intro to “Peter and the Wolf”

Listen to Composers -Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Classics for kids

Odd Music The most unusual instrument inventions…

Make up a Blues Song here:
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Remix Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”
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Hook Theory

Create your own sequence of drum beats. Each letter is a different rhythm.

Drumbot sequencer


Some great free Music Tech sites here posted by Midnight Music (Katie Wardrobe):

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iPad/iPhone apps we use for theory games at school:

Staffwars and ReadRhythm and chords and Rhythm Cat

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ABRSMTools for slowing down music, recording yourself, aural training, listening to demos.
ABRSM tips for practice and exams has ABRSM and Trinity aural training practice. Students need to pay for each course, but the demos are free 🙂 Teachers can keep track.

Music software
Audacity This is free downloadable recording software
Acid Xpress Recording and looping software. Wav and midi and video.
MixCraftRecording and looping software. Wav, midi, video.
Free Music writing software – free online music notation
songsmith make backings for songs you sing in

Learn the recorder interactive, fun website to learn recorder. You need headphones and mic and a recorder.


More ear training sites:
Intervals (from Click your answer on the piano keyboard) (intervals, chords, scales, cadences, jazz chords, note location, perfect pitch)

USE THE FOLLOWING SITES TO PRACTICE FOR SPECIAL CHOIR VOCAL AUDITIONS You can also use this to practice singing triads! (Choose ‘Chord ear training’ and customize) short melodies to copy (the notes written at the bottom of the page to choose from are the SAX notes, not the piano notes). Click on Eng in top right to get English.

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