What are the best music eLearning platforms?

asked by Gijs Bekenkamp
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    #1LightNote

    LightNote

    LightNote is a website that provides interactive music theory lessons for free. Using illustrations and sound clips, the basic concepts of music theory such as the pentatonic scale, is introduced.

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    Free

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    #2MusicTheory.net

    MusicTheory.net

    MusicTheory.net is a website that allows you to learn music theory for free. It has lessons, exercises, and tools that will help you learn about notes, rhythm and meter, scales, key signatures, intervals, and chords.

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    Free

    Victoria Salazar
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "This website has really simplified the process of learning the basics of music. Everything is in one place, and easy to find. It does a good job of explaining and teaching musical theory when you're just starting out."
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    #3Music Theory for Songwriters

    Music Theory for Songwriters

    Music Theory for Songwriters is a website that offers free lessons on music theory. Specifically written for songwriters, the site contains information on how to choose a key for a song and find the chords that are available in that key.

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    Free

    Pari Lobo
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "Music Theory for Songwriters is one of the best music eLearning platforms. I've been able to learn so much without any cost to me. I'm really impressing friends and family with the lyrics and chords that I've been able to develop with help from the website."
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    #4Music Theory Web

    Music Theory Web

    Teoria: Music Theory Web is a website that offers many lessons on how to read music. It was peer-reviewed by similar site, Merlot and was awarded the 2006 Merlot Classic Award in Music.It was made in Puerto Rico. 

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    Free

    Rachel Porter
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Long story short, I have always had a good ear for music, I know what sounds good together, but it can only get you so far, you know? If you know nothing about music, like me , this is the place to start. The courses takes you step by step through the different stages of making music. The whole exercise is interactive, which is great since you are learning by doing. Once you finish with the course, you can go on to advanced topics like major and minor scales, triads, and so on. 10/10 would recommend."
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    #5READSHEETMUSIC

    READSHEETMUSIC

    READSHEETMUSIC is a website that offers courses about music. It was created by Jason Silver, who also offered similar services in the website notationmachine.com in 1999. The site also offers lessons from Kevin Meixner.

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    Varies by seller

    Tejas Singh
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "We all love to sing and each of us thinks we are as good if not better than any musician that ever lived. That trait is universal regardless of the neighbor's complaints. This is a wonderful way to enhance your own ability to understand and appreciate any type or genre of music. By learning to read sheet music you find out about all of the minor chords and instrumental influences that we barely pay heed to. In addition it helps greatly with one's playing of any musical instrument and actually can lead you to become more attentive progress faster. "
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    #6YouTube

    YouTube

    YouTube is an online video sharing and streaming website that enables content creators to share their work across the platform's large user base and network. It's also available as an app for Android and iOS mobile devices. 

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    Free

    Emma Salazar
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "I really love YouTube. It's my favorite media site. I am so addicted to the vlogs. Lol. I check every day for my favorite Youtubers new videos. It's better than watching movies to me, and just as great if not better than reality tv. "
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    #7Dolmetsch Online

    Dolmetsch Online

    Dolmetsch Online is a simple website that offers articles and tutorials about music. It also offers links to musical instrument sellers. Different software and applications are also provided in the website. 

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    Free

    Alexander Mills
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Good website for music but it looks dated. Could use a spruce up if you ask me."
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    #8Pianote

    Pianote

    Pianote is an online platform for piano lessons. Targeted to beginners and intermediates of all ages, the live video lessons on Pianote will help you learn to play piano by ear, improvise, and learn different styles of music

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    Varies by plan

    Bryan Ellis
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "A piano is the best starting point for learning music and for people looking to stabilize their foundations. This service seems like a really good one for help."

Summary

Best What are the best music eLearning platforms
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1LightNoteWebsites 10 Free
2MusicTheory.netWebsites 9 Free
3Music Theory for SongwritersWebsites 7 Free
4Music Theory WebWebsites 6 Free
5READSHEETMUSICWebsites 5 Paid
6YouTubeWebsites 4 Free
7Dolmetsch OnlineWebsites 2 Free
8PianoteWebsites 1 Paid
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