While some material remains free, including all the Harmonic Dictations, you get these benefits by becoming a member of Music Theory at

1. Extra material for Music Fundamentals (Workbook pages remain free)

  • answers to all the problems from Chapters 1 to 16
  • test templates for Chapters 1 to 15
  • flash demonstrations to help students through Chapters 1 to 4
See the Fundamentals main page here
See the extra material here

2. On the Contextual Listening pages

  • Excerpts of music performed by live musicians illustrating concepts in Music Theory. See for instance the Meters page.
  • Aural quizzes for identification of concepts in similar excerpts. See for instance these quizzes for Scale Degrees.
  • Multiple Choice problems quizzing multiple concepts in longer excerpts
On these pages green dots indicate free mp3 excerpts and blue dots indicate excerpts for members only.

3. Subscription to a Newsletter

With this newsletter you will get periodic updates about new material on the Music Theory pages.


What does it cost?

Membership is (US) $45.00 per year or $4.50 per month. Payments can be made in practically any currency (Euros, Canadian dollars...)

What password do I choose and with whom can I share it?

If you are teaching a class your password may be shared with the students of your class. If this is the case, obviously choose a password which is not too personal. Do not share a password with colleagues. Individuals (students or otherwise) also may not share passwords.

Can I change my password?

Yes. In fact if you are making the site available to new students several terms or years in a row, please change the password at the beginning of each class. This is to prevent former students from having access to the site indefinitely. To change your password click the "Forgot (or change) Password" link on the login page. You will then get an email which prompts you to enter a new password.

What email address do I choose?

You may use any email address you like, but you must use the same address for the initial sign-up as the one you use for payment. If you use different addresses, you will not be given automatic access to the site's files. This is frequently a problem when another person--perhaps in a school's or a school district's accounting department--pays in response to a Purchase Order (see below).

How can I pay?

You can pay with almost any credit card. Credit cards can be processed on-line, by phone or by fax. You can also pay through PayPal or by check. You can have a third party pay by check by presenting them with a Puchase Order.

How do I sign up?

Click here to become a member.
Do not confuse this membership with signing up for the newsletter alone (which is free).

How do I get a Purchase Order so my school or district can pay for me?

To get an invoice to use as a Purchase Order follow these instructions and see the screen shot below.
1. Sign up for the $45.00 per year option. Two options for payment method appear.
2. Select "Electronic Funds Transfer with Performa" Invoice"
3. Enter the Capcha text

After you submit, an SWReg screen will again ask you about payment options. See the screen shot below.
1. Select "CHECK/CHEQUE with Performa Invoice".
2. Submit the other information requested. The invoice appears on the next page.
3. Print the invoice and give it to your administrator or accountant. They will write a check to the address provided.