10.2 Where to find trainers and recommended reading
Websites currently available (2011) that contain drills for eye and ear training include:
- i.Ricci Adams' Musictheory.net. which requires Flash;
- ii.teoría: Music Theory Web www.teoria.com which also requires Flash; and
- iii.eMusicTheory.com emusictheory.com which requires Java.
Note that these sites and others also provide tutorials on many aspects of staff notation, which you could use to supplement your knowledge, or reinforce what you have learned already. However, as with all websites, it is prudent to compare the information on a few different sites in order to assess the accuracy and reliability of the information found on them.
Rather than the internet, you might like to consult reference material in hard copy. In which case you could try:
Taylor, E. (1989) The AB Guide to Music Theory, Part I,London, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
The Associated Board also publishes graded workbooks and booklets with model answers. The workbooks for Grades 1–3 would be relevant for this course. You can find a list of these workbooks here: www.abrsm.org/publishing/instrument/46