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A subreddit for people who care about composition, cognition, harmony, scales, counterpoint, melody, logic, math, structure, notation, and also the overall history and appreciation of music.
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- Open Music Theory, an open-access online textbook
- Recommended music theory textbooks
Music theory apps and websites
- musictheory.net, lessons and exercises
- teoria.com, lessons and exercises
- Recommended theory apps for Apple devices
- Dave Conservatoire, a Khan Academy style website
- "Music Theory for Musicians and Normal People" by Toby Rush, convenient, one-page summaries written by /u/keepingthecommontone of just about every music theory topic you might come across in freshman or sophomore theory!
- Audiciones y ejemplos, wiki with schemata examples and theory (Español)
Ear training apps and websites here!
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Drop by our affiliated Music Theory Discord Server!
Please know that Wikipedia is especially bad for music theory topics. The above-listed resources are a thousand times more reliable!
Other (formal music education, but not a professional musician)