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RCM Music Theory Level 1Lessons and Games for iOS

Developer's Description

The fun continues with RCM Music Theory 1! Building on the concepts learned in the RCM Music Theory Prep app, over 30 theory basics are taught in this take-anywhere, learn-anywhere app designed just for kids!

Can music theory be as much fun as a carnival? Absolutely!

Colorful animation, lively narration, and engaging games keep kids entertained and focused while they learn important basics like time signatures and musical scales. And just like their other favorite game apps, reaching new levels keeps kids encouraged and motivated. Best of all, this app is part of The Royal Conservatorys renowned system of music study specifically designed to ensure young learners enjoy the full benefits of music making.

The study of music theory:

boosts aural awareness

develops analytical thinking

encourages creativity

With these invaluable skills, young musicians will gain a deeper understanding of the music they hear and play! Developing expertise in the eight areas of study available for purchase in this app build a foundation for well-rounded musical training and lifelong music making.

Download this app for free to learn more about The Royal Conservatory and the over 30 learning objectives which support student success at Level 1 of The RCM Certificate Program.

**Key Features of RCM Music Theory 1**

- 16 lessons bring Level 1 music theory basics to life

- 9 interactive musical games engage students

- 130+ individual lesson pages specifically designed for kids

- 45+ minutes of animation and narration encourage active learning

- 30+ learning objectives cover 8 areas of study including pitch, rhythm, scales, chords, music history,

melody and composition, intervals, and musical terms and signs

- Musical stories of famous works unfold with exciting Guided Listening

- Theory concepts aligned with RCM Level 1 Theory

**Theory concepts covered in the 8 units available for purchase**

1) Pitch and Notation

notes up to and including two ledger lines above and below the treble staff and bass staff

accidentals: sharp, flat, and natural

half steps and whole steps

measure numbers

2) Rhythm and Meter

dotted half notes and rests

3/4 time signature


3) Scales

the major scale pattern

scale degree names: tonic and dominant

G and F major scales

key signatures: G major, F major, A minor

4) Intervals

harmonic and melodic intervals

interval sizes up to and including an octave (numerical size only)

5) Chords

tonic triad of C, G, F major, and A minor in root position (solid/blocked or broken form)

triad structure: root, third, fifth

6) Music History

Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev

Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Sans (The Elephant, Kangaroos, Aquarium, The Swan)

7) Musical Terms and Signs

allegro, andante, a tempo, diminuendo, dim., lento, moderato, ritardando, rit., tempo, common time, double bar line, fermata, tie, piano, staccato, review from RCM Preparatory level

8) Melody and Composition


composition of a short melody (in a major key, with a given rhythm, using repeated notes and notes moving by step, ending on a tonic)

Full Specifications

What's new in version


Release April 10, 2020
Date Added April 10, 2020

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 10.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.


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