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Ultimate Music Theory

Improve your studying with Brainscape’s smart 8,000+ flashcards. Made for any music theory degree!


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If you’re a thoroughbred creative, music theory can feel more like watching paint dry. Or worse: waterboarding. But it doesn’t have to. Music theory is the written language of music and to become an extraordinary musician, you need to learn to read its notations fluently!

Realizing the challenge, Brainscape has curated the Ultimate Music Theory collection of over 8,000 flashcards to help you dramatically improve your knowledge and skills FASTER than you (or your exasperated theory tutor) ever thought possible.

So, whether you just want to finally learn how to read sheet music (so your band will finally get off your back) or you’re prepping for the AP Music Theory exam (or any exam), Brainscape’s Ultimate Music Theory flashcards can help you elevate your sight-reading, ear training, and music-making skills way faster.

About Ultimate Music Theory

UMT, one of the foremost Music Theory Publishers, has partnered with Brainscape to develop the highest standard of excellence in music theory mobile education. Brainscape's unique learning algorithm repeats concepts in a personalized pattern using cognitive science, which helps you learn faster!

Brainscape’s Ultimate Music Theory collection contains 6 progressive theory subjects containing over EIGHT THOUSAND dynamic flashcards, with specific cards including high-quality audio recordings to enhance your learning. Learn to speak, read, and write in the universal language of music with our flashcard repetition algorithm, which cuts your memorization time dramatically!

Brainscape’s flashcards app helps you learn faster

The brain is hardwired to learn and remember information a certain way. The Brainscape™ flashcard app was born out of the question: what if we leveraged this hardwiring to help students learn more efficiently? Fueled by curiosity, our team of cognitive scientists from Columbia and Yale spent years developing a scientifically optimized learning platform to boost your learning.

Our "secret sauce" is a learning algorithm that delivers information to your brain in a way that optimizes its ability to retain that information. And it’s the spaced repetition of music theory content at precisely the right interval for YOUR brain that makes Brainscape so effective for remembering the facts.

With Brainscape’s Ultimate Music Theory flashcards, you learn how to:

  • Hear pitch and name notes, intervals, chords, and scales.
  • Pronounce and memorize Italian, German & French music terms and their definitions.
  • Read music with key signatures and accidentals.
  • Identify time signatures, music notation, rhythm, and rests.
  • Improve sight reading and ear training skills.
  • Prepare for nationally recognized music theory exams including The Royal Conservatory of Music and The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program, with a thorough review of all concepts to guarantee your success!

You will also get:

  • Flashcards organized into six easy-to-use subjects of progressive learning.
  • Professionally-designed flashcards with built-in audio for ear training.
  • Easy-to-understand visuals with staff notation questions and answers.
  • Flashcard content on EXACTLY what you need for mastering musicianship skills AND theory exam preparation!







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Classes in this Collection


1 - Beginner Music Theory

Does learning music theory sound confusing? This progressive Step-by-Step System will help you get started! Improve your understanding by learning the language of music the easy way – start with Beginner Music Theory.

12 Decks   1,325 Cards   36,449 Learners

2 - Basic Music Theory

Learning Basic Music Theory and preparing for music theory exams just got EASIER. This subject will help you get the content knowledge needed to score 100% – faster than any other study method out there!

12 Decks   1,329 Cards   33,964 Learners

3 - Intermediate Music Theory

Wondering what the difference is between Simple Time and Compound Time or how to identify scales just by listening to them? Learn how to sight read faster and improve ear training skills with Intermediate Music Theory.

12 Decks   1,312 Cards   33,935 Learners

4 - Advanced Music Theory

Excited to take your learning to the next level? Musicians need to challenge themselves to deepen their understanding of music. Read, play and master musicianship skills with the comprehensive Advanced Music Theory.

12 Decks   2,075 Cards   34,019 Learners

5 - Ear Training & Concepts

Do you have Perfect Pitch (absolute pitch), Relative Pitch (identify the pitch of notes relative to other notes), or need help with developing your ear training skills? Master your skills with UMT's Ear Training & Concepts!

12 Decks   825 Cards   33,899 Learners

6 - Music Trivia

What kind of instruments were there 30,000 years ago and what were they made of? Who created the piano? What is one of the most famous opera houses in the world? Explore, discover and learn Music Trivia!

4 Decks   216 Cards   33,673 Learners