Music Education

8 Best Free and Open Source Linux Educational Music Software

Music education is a field of study connected with the learning and teaching of music. Music is an essential part of the fabric of our society, and the intrinsic value of music is widely recognized. Human culture uses music to carry forward its ideas and ideals.

The benefits of music education should not be underestimated. Studies have shown that music education can offer a marked improvement in a child’s reading skills. By receiving training in complex rhythmic and tonal skills, music education enhances cognitive performance in reading skills. Music education also helps with mathematics and science. The skill of keeping a steady rhythm, working out how long a note is, thinking about complex patterns are just a few examples of how music helps in this way.

An essential part of learning is to make music lessons fun. This can be achieved with music games, lesson plans, and worksheets.

To provide an insight into the quality of software available, we have compiled a list of 8 music learning tools. Hopefully there will be something of interest for anyone looking to smarten their ears, heighten their appreciation of music, learn music theory and language, and above all to have fun in learning. The chart below captures our findings.

Ratings chart for the best free and open source Linux educational music software

Let’s explore the 8 educational music software at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, providing a screenshot of the software in action, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources.

Educational Music Software
SolfegeHighly proficient ear training software
Impro-Visor Jazz improvisation advisor for the improviser
LenMusMusic education software to learn music theory and language
Piano BoosterBoost your piano playing skills
MinuetGrow your music knowledge
NootkaLearn classical score notation
Music BlocksProgramming environment for children interested in music and graphics
TeteEar training software
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3 years ago

Solfege has many features I like the way it’s built. As for Minuet and Tete they don’t seem to be supported anymore.

1 year ago

I think Minuet is still maintained:

11 months ago

Solfege is good