music theory online : ear tests and drillslesson 43
Dr. Brian Blood





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"There is one and the same principle which, if prevailing in the attempered particles of the elements, is equipoise of temperament; if produced in sounds is pure and delightful interval; if apparent in gestures is grace; if observable in languages is rhetoric and eloquence; if created in the limbs is beauty; if in the mental faculties is equity."
Muhammad Ibn Jalal Ad-din Dawani (1427-1502/3) from Akhlaq-i Jalali

Important: To see and hear our 'live' music examples you will need to install the free Scorch plug-in for PC and MAC systems.


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For 'clean' or 'blank' manuscript/staff paper (also called score paper)

Ear test and drill resources, maintained off the Music Theory Online site, we believe to be accurate but we are not responsible for any errors.

Sites that give helpful hints about how to approach acquiring aural skills, although no actual exercises are included.

Tools and resources on the Practicespot Web Site

    • Sightreading Chef
    • Scales Chef - how scales manuals should be, filled only with the scales you ask for
    • Theory Sheets - the web's largest collection of free printable theory sheets
    • Notereading Wizard - pitchreading quiz for any clef you need, just when you thought you could read it all
    • Graphical Scales Manual - all 24 major and harmonic minor scales, presented visually on keyboards for ease of use
    • Music Psychologist - professional, free advice from Lucinda Mackworth-Young, who is a leading Consultant in Psychology for Musicians
    • Rhythm Gym - free carefully graded rhythm reading sheets
    • Rhythm Generator - create and print out randomly generated rhythm drill sheets
    • Sightreading Examples - test your sight-reading ability with 101 examples, sorted by difficulty
    • Music Crosswords - PracticeSpot's crossword collection - all dedicated to the subject musicians know best
    • Chord Wizard - the ultimate chord decoder - you can see which notes to play

Music Education Resources

Other Education Resources (including Music)

Other Music Theory Resources


    • Ear Training Blog - Tips, news and thoughts on the world of ear training, music theory and songwriting from Graham English.

We will be reviewing and adding further useful online resources to this page shortly.


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