Welcome to the home of free, clear and reliable video lessons in music theory. Music theory is the language of music and is knowledge every musician should have.
Whether you are studying music at school, college or university, learning an instrument or just interested in music generally, the videos on this site are designed to supplement your music theory learning at your own pace. All videos on this site have been produced by Stephen Wiles BA(Hons), MA(Mus), PGCE - a highly qualified and experienced music teacher, currently the Assistant Director of Music at a high-achieving independent school in North East London.
Videos are organised by grade and topic. Organisation by grade is exactly in line with The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) syllabus. ABRSM is the leading provider of practical music and music theory accreditation in the UK. If you are learning an instrument or music theory in the UK and indeed most parts of the world, it is highly likely that the ABRSM syllabus will be the one you're following. The main exception to this is in the USA, although ABRSM topics are still very relevant to AP Music theory equivalents.
The clearest explanation of music theory I have ever seen. Awesome simplicity in the diagrams and logically scripted.
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Time Signatures. This video shows you how to understand these important numbers that appear at the start of (and sometimes within) a piece of music.
Why use Music Theory Videos?
- Clear non-gimmicky videos with no-nonsense explanations.
- Pause, rewind and make notes.
- Prompt questions reinforce your learning.
- Practise and apply music theory at your own pace.
- No cheesy personality or wobbly cameras, just clear graphics and voice-based videos.