The One-2-Five E-tutor from Stallwood Music

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Welcome to Stallwood Music's New One-2-Five Music Theory E-tutor

0Welcome to the famous One-2-Five music theory E-tutor. The first and only graded theory e-tutor of its kind and now resurrected as a free resource for musicians, teachers and students. Formerly a downloadable program for PC's we have recently (May 2017) re-introduced the program in the form of this website. The E-tutor (website) includes 6 music theory grades, each containing 4 mini-courses beginning with the 'Prep-Level' followed by grade 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. The Prep-Level course is really a preparatory course designed for those with only very little basic knowledge. The E-tutor is supplemented by courses featuring composers, the orchestra and the history of music. There is also a course on harmony which features much material often included in grades 6-8. There is a section exclusively dedicated to modal scales, another covering Howard Goodhall's excellent BBC series 'How Music Works' and 'The Story of Music'. A recent addition is Ethan Winer's Basic Music Theory Video Course (from Youtube) which serves as a most brilliant 'crash' course. There is a  section just for 'The Circle of Fifths' and our really popular 'Free Sheet Music' and Worksheet pages. And if you still have some free time Prof. Craig White's 23 Yale Lectures are unmissable! (unlike our insane musical jokes page)
If you click on the A-B-C-D icons on the top-right corner of the course pages you may go to the start page of that respective course. The start page gives some info and a brief review of the course material and also a link to begin the course.
Once you click 'start' the 8-10 pages will continue to loop until you click the finish icon (checkered flag icon) or the home icon in the top left hand corner of the screen. Once you click the 'finish' icon you may take a quiz test to check out your new found knowledge.

Please CLICK HERE to learn more about the special features of this program

Graded music theory courses

0The heart of the One-2-Five music theory program is the graded courses beginning with the 'Prep-Level' and continuing through five further grades. Each grade is designed to complement corresponding music theory qualifications such as ABRSM, LCM & GCSE. All five grades consist of 4 courses packed with essential rudimentary musical theory and knowledge of composers and musical instruments (each course includes 1 composer and 1 orchestral instrument). Quizzes, tests, flashcards and aural challenges feature where necessary and of course each grade culminates in a final test. - Go to grade 1-2-3-4-5

0There are currently over 100 composers on the website from the 'Renaissance period (1400-1600) through to modern times. Each composer page highlights important details of the composers life, works and any other relevant and/or important information is included. Each composer page may include about 10 videos, several audio files and even downloadable sheet music. There are quizzes and tests specifically for the more prolific composers. Important composers are included in the graded mini-courses.

Go to the Composers area

Instruments of the Orchestra

0This section includes all the relevant information you will ever need on orchestral, band and other common musical instruments. Every instrument page features a brief summary, illustrations, range and tuning information and points of interest. Videos and audio files are always featured and sheet music links are often added for you to download. You can also learn about the layout of orchestras at different times throughout history. There are some general quizzes to test your knowledge which include audio and visuals, but this area really serves as an excellent 'mini-wiki'. - Go to the Orchestra section

History of Music

0The history of music is obviously and enormous subject but we have managed to condense it into 7 'bitesize' chunks making it accessible and easier to grasp. Covering almost 700 years we begin with the 'Renaissance' and finish up late into the 20th Century so early music, baroque, classical, romantic and modern periods get a good airing. There are quizzes on each page to keep you up to speed. This section is kept as brief as possible but there are the usual links for students who wish to study at a deeper level.
Go to the History section


0We are slowly building new style quizzes using the mTouch plugin. To encourage the art of fast sight-reading we have allowed just enough time to complete the test if youre smart enough. And to help you get there in time the cards will advance automatically after the answer is given. There are tests on notes, (treble and bass clefs) leger lines, intervals and triads. The intervals may include tests on major, minor, perfect, diminished and augmented types, but more advanced tests include 'alto' and 'tenor' clefs. Triads may be based on 'theoretical' 'roman numeral' or 'jazz-style' chord symbols with all types of clef.

Go to the Flashcard page

Glossary of music terms

0This is not the Oxford dictionary of Music but a simply a handy refence area for any musical term likely to appear (as a question) in most music theory exams up to grade 5. Words in common musical usage deriving from Italian, German, French and English are included along with baroque/classical forms etc. as well as terms specific to the orchestra and individual instruments.

Go to the Glossary area


0Another enormous subject where we took on the challenge of producing a short course whereby students receive much more than an introduction into the understanding of the amazing study of Bach harmony and 4 part writing. This course will more than 'whet the appetite' but in a practical way launch an interested student into one of the most fascinating and rewarding areas of music. This course takes in much material from grades 6-8.

Go to the Harmony section


Another popular page on this website is our free manuscript downloads. Every possible music manuscript format you will ever need from single lead to string quartet and full orchestra and there is even a facility to make your own.

Start printing your own manuscript now and practice your theory and composition skills!

Go to the music manuscript section