Music Theory and Appreciation

Why does music excite us?

In this TED Talk in Spanish, Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Paolo Bortolameolli discusses his first time attending a concert of classical music as a child and what makes Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 so intriguing. You can turn on subtitles in English to use with your non-Spanish speaking students as well.

Type and Level: High School Music Appreciation

Teorí in Spanish

This well-known website for music theory was originally in Spanish. Below are the links to the main page of the website and the sub-pages with descriptions of their content. You can turn the website back into English in the upper right-hand corner.

Main page:

Written music theory:

How to read music:

Rhythm note names:

Beat and measures:

Dotted rhythms:


Reading note names (using FIXED solfege):

Intervals (written):



Functional Harmony and Roman Numeral Analysis:


Aural Theory:



Melodic dictation: