ENTvision Music Theory Tutorials

These tutorials cover the main theory topics covered in all of our music courses. You can use these to help study for your theory quizzes and final theory exam. All definitions are cross- indexed throughout the program.

Navigating This Theory Website:

You can navigate through the program in two ways:

  • At the end of each unit you may move to the next unit, the previous unit or the main index.
  • You may use the Index found on this page. It can be accessed at the end of each unit as "Main Index."



M.I.D.I. Examples

Most musical notation examples on this site can also be heard. You will need a MIDI player plug-in {QuickTime, RealAudio etc.} to hear these examples. They will take a few seconds to load and can be controlled by the MIDI player which will appear in a separate window. It is suggested that you reduce the player's window size to the minimum required. Examples which have a MIDI file attached to them will be marked with the orange MIDI symbol.

NB. Make sure you "close" each MIDI player window after hearing the file. Not closing these windows could generate a large number of windows by the time you work your way through the units, and cause you to quickly run out of "memory!"


Director/ Shockwave Movies

There are some interactive demos, and animations, which will require that you have a "Shockwave" plug-in installed in your browser. The appropriate FREE plug- in may be found at "www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download". These links will be marked:

"requires Shockwave"


Exercises & Reviews

Currently these consist of selecting multiple choice answers from small boxes.

You can check your answer by clicking on the "the answer is!" links. These will produce the answer in the long window at the top of the program. Some answers and "Help" charts may be opened in a new window. You can resize this window by "grabbing" the lower right hand corner of the window.


Index of Courses and Units


  • Unit 1; The Staff & Musical Notes; The Treble Clef; The Bass Clef
  • Unit 2; Notes Values; Measures & Bar Lines; Time Signatures
  • Unit 3; The Grand Staff; Leger Lines
  • Unit 4; 2/4 Time; 3/4 Time; The Dotted Half Note
  • Unit 5; Eighth Notes; Dotted Quarter Notes
  • Unit 6; Accidentals-Flats-Sharps- Naturals
  • Unit 7; Whole & Half Steps; The Chromatic Scale
  • Unit 8; The Major Scale; Creating Major Scales; Key Signatures
  • Unit 9; The Order of Sharps;The Key Signature Chart For Sharps; How to Use The Sharp Chart
  • Unit 10; The Order of Flats; The Key Signature Chart For Flats; How To Use The Flat Chart






  • Unit 11; Sixteenth Notes; Dotted Eighth Notes
  • Unit 12; 3/8 and 6/8 Time Signatures; Counting In "One", "Two" and "Cut Time"; Triplets
  • Unit 13; Intervals; Diatonic Intervals; Chromatic Intervals
  • Unit 14; Major Triads; Other Major Triads In A Major Scale; The I-IV-V-I Chord Progression
  • Unit 15; Minor Triads; 1rst Inversions; 2nd Inversion
  • Unit 16 Minor Scales; Related Major & Minor
  • Unit 17; Harmonic Minor Scales; Melodic Minor Scales
  • Unit 18; Augmented & Diminished Triads; The Dominant 7th Chord (V7)
  • Unit 19; Smooth Voice Leading
  • Unit 20; Transposing; How to Transpose; Transposing Harmonies
  • Theory Plus: (Grade 11 & 12s)
  • Drill Page: Contains links to all the interactive demonstrations and drills in these units.





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