Music Theory Intermediate

Music theory is how musicians explain and describe the phenomena heard in a musical composition. Music theory defines the core aspects of music and provides a system for musicians to communicate their ideas to one another.

Intermediate music theory can be lots of fun as you learn more and use your own creativity to explore the different possibilities. Once you have control of the building blocks, you get to be the composer.

There are certain elements of this level of study that are pretty much essential for learning beyond the basic topics. These things are mostly interrelated, and each one is necessary in understanding another.

We put together the ultimate guide to start learning music theory so you can easily grasp the fundamentals and start applying them to your music when you play or when you compose. All following pictures are linked to a PDF file that can be opened, downloaded or printed. Some of the topics also include a video.

Music Theory is divided into 3 levels – basic, intermediate and advanced. To be a good composer you should study all levels but to start composing you should be knowledgeable at least with the topics of the basic level.

This intermediate music theory set includes Resonance, Syncopation, Chord Progression…… It also provides insight into the intermediate building blocks of music that form harmony, melody, and rhythm.

Please go over the offered topics on this page. If you don’t understand a word in the text please use the Music Dictionary to clarify the word.