Presto Reading Music Course

Learn to read music in as little as 3 weeks!

Learning an instrument is only one part in developing as a musician. Knowing how to read music is its own skill.


The Presto Reading Music Course is:

  • A series of tutorials, exercises, and evaluations focused on music notation
  • Online to allow you to study from anywhere there is an internet connection
  • Interactive to offer immediate and engaging feedback
  • Self-directed to allow you to focus on areas you most need to improve

Whether you want to perform the classics, play in a
rock band, create your own melodies, or understand what makes your favorite songs special, learning music theory
is an essential step.

Practice to perfection with Presto!

More About the Complete Set of Presto Self-Study Exercises

Presto has detailed self-study courses that lead you step-by-step through learning music theory. More courses are added regularly!

The core of Presto is based on an extensive set of exercises. The Reading Music section helps you identify:

  • Musical symbols
  • Note names in the treble, bass, alto, and tenor clefs
  • Sharps, flats, and key signatures
  • Time signatures and rhythms

The Building Melody and Harmony section expands on the visual elements of music to lead you through constructing and hearing intervals, scales, and chords including:

  • Different types of harmonic and melodic intervals
  • Major and minor scales
  • Chords and their inversions

Finally, in the Adding Expression section you will have the opportunity to learn and recognize:

  • Tempos
  • Dynamics
  • Articulations and Ornaments

Tutorials provide you with key concepts you can use to begin your music theory practice immediately. Over 100 quizzes allow you to see what you have learned.