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Rhythm describes the pulse and tempo of a piece of music, as well as the duration of each individual note. It is perhaps the most primal component of music, in that the earliest music was almost purely drum-based. To play music by ear, you must be able to recognize the rhythmic elements that you ear in the melody and and harmony.
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"I'd just like to say that I am enjoying Theta Music immensely! I am a complete novice when it comes to music theory and your system is just so easy to understand, I'm constantly having aha moments! After only a short period of time my listening skills have improved dramatically and I wasn't expecting this because I was not sure that I had the ability to develop in this area."
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"I just discovered you....I'm a music teacher and accompanist on piano. This gap was so necessary to fill! Congratulations!!!!"
- S.C. (Argentina)
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- P. V. (Spain)
"I absolutely love this website and all the games on it. "
- A. F. (US)
"Just got all of my students in my studio signed up. Can't wait to get them started on assignments next week. Thanks for a super product."
- B. B. (US)
"This website has opened a whole new world of understanding for me. All power to the theta music team!"
- C. B. (UK)
"I am looking forward to using your games with my students this. Thank you so much for this site...very useful and fun!"
- M.M. (US)
"I can tell that these games have been well thought out. I can't wait to start using them in class (and using them myself!)"
- X. L. (US)
"A great teaching tool for both ear training and theory. Able to be used in a large class setting or in private lessons."
- A. W. (US)
"I love the training series you've put together. It gives me hope that with determination I'll be much more able to play the music I hear inside myself."
- Y. H. (US)
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- H. T. (US)
"I love Theta Music Trainer! I recently returned to school and Aural Theory is the class I need the most help in. Thanks for all you've already provided to help us become better musicians!"
- J. M. (UK)
"I'm ecstatic to have discovered your website and I'm going to tell other students. I'm majoring in music in college for a second year, I have ear training class and theory, I'm sure my instructor will be pleased to find out about your site. These games have been fun and very helpful and pertain to my career goals in life, Thank you."
- J.B. (US)
"This is the best thing ever! I have always hated ear training. But this?! This is great! I love it and look forward to it every day. I love the games, the number of tries one gets, the advice, the custom settings, and the incremental levels. "
- J. C. (US)
"I am a 54 year-old guy with degrees in several fields who's decided to finally take guitar lessons from a local genius of a guitarist who's been patiently trying to teach me music theory. My dad was even a concert violinist who tried to convince me to learn music theory. Did I listen? So I was just Googling for online music theory lessons, and I found your site. I've only completed one lesson so far, and I'm already very impressed. The explanations are clear and concise. You're helping me to finally understand facets of music theory that until now just didn't make sense to me. Now THAT is serious praise for effective lesson planning and presentation. I am grateful, and I'll pass on your site's name to the Music teacher in our
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- M.B. (US)
"I'm a past president of the Association for Technology in Music Instruction and just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your approach and the quality of the games. It is very nice to see this sort of thing being done well."
- C. B. (US)
"Wow! What a fantastic concept! I am thoroughly enjoying this."
- D. S. (US)
"Fantastic!! Well done!!"
- P. C. (UK)
"If you like music, these games are fun & skill-building!"
- J. C. (US)
"The trick to ear training is keeping it up. Theta Music Trainer is an amazing program that gives me balanced ear training every day."
- A. S. (Japan)
"This is something I've been wishing for! Basic video games (that really feel like video games) which serve the purpose of ear training! Finally, no more guilt about time spent on games!"
- J. B. (US)
"Thank you for a valuable resource. This is the first ear training software that has blown me out of the water. Bravo!!!"
- J. B., Mastering Music
"Great little games that could be used in a classroom as either starters or developing aural abilities."
- G. H.
"Hello! just wanted to say that I'm very impressed with your page. Ear training is one of the most overlooked aspects in the universe of music. I'm glad that you are sharing this precious treasure with others around the world. "
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"Theta Music Trainer features a nice collection of fun and engaging music games. ... I look forward to keeping up with it and sharing it with my students!"
- Natalie Wickham
Music Matters Blog
"Theta Music seem to really get what ear training is all about, and the huge benefits it can bring to your musical life."
- Christopher Sutton
Easy Ear Training
"Sequential, pedagogically sound games students will enjoy... These games are engaging, entertaining, and really do get kids to listen closely in graduated levels of difficulty."
- Thomas West
Thomas J West Music
"Imaginative and fun online ear training... Theta Music has some very interesting ear training games that I have to admit are pretty awesome as well."
- Chad Criswell
Music Ed Magic
"A daily 'workout' of aural and theory work has surely never been this fun before! I, for one, shall surely be using it at my school."
- Brian Cotterill
"Developing ear training can be a long and tedious process. You have to practice it like everything else. ... This Cool Site takes a different approach to the problem. It turns common ear training skills into games."
- Kim Komando
The Kim Komando Show
"Theta Music Trainer is a fantastic site featuring video-game style ear training activities."
- Katie Wardrobe
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