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Use This Website To Teach Yourself Music Theory

You’ll be improvising in no time thanks to these easy-to-digest online lessons on the basics of music theory.

Music theory often seems overly complicated—but thanks to one man identified only as “Nathan,” that no longer has to be the case. His website LightNote offers 17 “courses” on the fundamentals, from chords to scales and timbre, that break down how music works in an easy to understand way. The interactive web lessons offer are light and fun, so beginners can become improvisers in no time. It’s kind of like the Rosetta Stone of music theory—except that it’s free.

Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can progress to our step-by-step guides to integrating modulars into your work and using unconventional ways to make music.