Want to learn piano theory? Here are many free lessons in basic music theory from beginner to more advanced.
The piano keyboard is a great tool to use when learning basic music theory. Because of the layout of the piano keys, patterns of notes, scales, chords and intervals are a lot easier to actually see, compared to other instruments.
Learning about the basics of piano theory will not only help you understand written music better, but also to learn and appreciate how music is created.
Click on the links to go to each of the free piano theory lessons.
Learn the basic stuff of piano theory, like note names, the staff, note values etc.
Learn more about different note values and rests, their names and how to count.
What is it that gives a musical scale its special "sound color"? This introduction to scales will take a look at what scales are made from and some of the types that can be found in different parts of the world.
Find out how to combine the notes to create different scales; major scales, minor scales, blues, modal and more!
Intervals are the distances between notes. Learning how to identify intervals, helps you to quickly read notes, among other things!
This is a super tool for understanding key signatures and more, invented by Pythagoras in the 6th Century B.C!!
All those symbols in the beginning of a staff, what are they? The sharps # or flats b, clustered in the first measure are called the Key Signature. Learn more here.
Print your favorite. 8 or 10 staff, wide staff or grand staff paper as PDF's.
Helpful tool for beginner pianists. Print out a keyboard, with or without note names. Use for keyboard orientation, games etc.
Why are the keys in the order they are, and why are they in the particular layout of black and white keys? Read more here.
Here is a handy-dandy tool for beginner pianists. Print out this free Pdf, fold and place behind the keys to remember the note names on the keys. On the back is a simple chart to help you find the most basic chords on the piano.
It may seem like music theory is really difficult... But understanding how music is built is actually both logic and simple, if you only know where to begin!
Music theory is the study of how music works. It's learning more about the different building blocks that makes up music.
Here you can dig deeper with free piano theory lessons starting from scratch. The focus is on making the knowledge of music as accessible and simple to understand as possible.
Try your hand at composition! If you know the basics of writing notes, you can begin to experiment with creating your own musical compositions with these lessons:
Up for some adventure?
When digging deeper into music theory you may discover some interesting and mysterious things...!
Check it out here: 8 Musical Mysteries and Phenomena. Here I have dug up some fascinating facts about musical compositions and sound creation. Get inspired!