Music Theory for Beginners
I recommend that you browse through these sites and then decide which one you like and stick to it until you finish reading all the material available there. Switching between one method and the other and switching between levels will only cause confusion and will hinder your progress.
- MusicTheory.net: nice graphics and displays, begins with the fundamentals and as the lessons advance - more complex issues are addressed.
- Teoría, Music Theory Web: Recommended tutorials and exercises.
- Music Notes: An Interactive Online Musical Experience
- Music Theory: Online music theory lessons. Music theory blog with a straightforward approach.
- Gary Ewer’s Easy Music Theory: cute lessons and quizzes.
- How to Read Sheet Music: A Free Course by Jason Silver
- Free music theory drills at eMusicTheory.com, for beginners and advanced students alike.
- Rhythm Reading Exercises (by Samuel Strokes): printable exercises organized by level and time signature. Find here other musical resources by Samuel Strokes
- Annette Mackey Worksheets: Music Rhythm Worksheets, Music Theory Worksheets, Note Spelling Worksheets and even Vocal Exercises and Technique.
- The Rhythm Trainer: a free, flash-based program for learning and practicing rhythm.
- Online Music Theory Flash Cards: fun games to practice your theory.
- Pitchreading Drills by IMT (Inside Music Teaching): formaly known as Practice Spot, now contains less free online resources, but still includes some free downloads.