Use this site to learn music fundamentals and theory,
and develop aural and sight singing skills.
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SonicFit has lessons in music theory and ear training (aural skills) organized in a comprehensive curriculum. After learning about each topic, students take quizzes to check for understanding, and then work exercises to develop fluency.
The lessons begin with rudimentary concepts such as line notes and space notes, and advance through successive topics such as the staff, note names, letter names, ledger lines, clefs, note values, note durations, rhythm, meter, time signatures, key signatures, scale degree recognition, scales, intervals, chords, keyboard skills, the circle of fifths, modes, major and minor keys, and chord function. Ear training begins by systematically establishing the diatonic framework of scale degrees with exercise drills and a kodaly inspired sight reading generator. Minor keys and modes are taught next, followed by introducing each chromatic note according to its tendency resolution. Further aural skills development accompanies topics in music theory including interval and chord ear training, beat division ear training, harmonic progression ear training, sight singing material using melody generators and more advanced pitch ear training such as melodic fragments and close chromatic framework ear training exercises.
Choir directors can use SonicFit to develop beginning singers into fully literate musician, able not only to sight read their part, but also understand how it fits in the full musical texture. Music Theory instructors use SonicFit to advance their students through material with a solid foundation in aural skills. Any musician can use SonicFit to learn music theory and develop ear training and aural skills in a gradually paced and comprehensive program. Click on the lessons tab of the menu bar to see the table of contents and begin.
Want to focus on one skill? You can access the exercises by clicking on the exercise tab of the menu bar. While exercises embedded in the lessons have fixed settings to correspond with the lesson content, exercises accessed through the exercise tab have adjustable settings, allowing you to match your needs and abilities. There are also several ear training exercises that are more advanced than material currently covered in the lessons. more
Read more about what these terms mean here. Find out more about our pedagogical approach here.
Info tab and other items
Classes: Find registration and other information under the info tab. Looking to login? The student login is in the very top right corner of the page. The instructor login requires a different page: http://instructors.sonicfit.com/login.php. This link is also found under the info tab.
You can access help documentation under the info tab.
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Cost: The lessons and exercises available here are free. Development is supported by the fee-based databasing of student progress- an optional component where instructors can set up classes, assign students work, view scores, etc.
Register without an instructor! If you do not have an instructor but still want to track your progress by saving your scores, then you can register for a SonicFit course. By registerring you can contribute money to keep SonicFit developing. More details here.
Optimal browsers for SonicFit
The optimal browser for SonicFit is Chrome. Firefox and Safari are working fine to our knowledge. If it does not look quite right on another browser, please consider using Firefox or Chrome, and send us an email so we can address it. Please note, SonicFit will not work in Explorer versions before 8. Thank you!
*SonicFit is currently untested with Microsoft's Edge.