Freescaling is music theory in action. Designed by a jazz pianist, it facilitates playing by ear and improvisation even for beginners — which makes your job as a teacher much easier. Unlocking the music-making essentials in short, focused practice sessions, your students manipulate melody, rearrange chords, and use rhythm as a springboard. Along the way they learn to listen, free themselves from needless worry about “mistakes,” and generate an endless supply of music-making ideas.

Unexpectedly, theory becomes fun for your students.

Scales are useful for learning your way around the keyboard, but practicing scales is famously boring. That’s why students love to freescale instead. Here’s the D major scale played over one of the Freescaling D Major backing tracks. Press play to hear how a student naturally starts shaping the scale into personal musical phrases:

D II-V-I plus Michael

As you can hear, this is real playing, not just “practicing” with some eventual end in mind. With Freescaling, your students are making music, right away.

And scales are just the beginning. There’s more — much more — to Freescaling.

Easily fits into your lessons

Freescaling modules screenshotFreescaling’s unique approach enhances your teaching while using just a few minutes of lesson time. Open up melody (scales), harmony (chords), and rhythm. Even new teachers can easily incorporate Freescaling’s step-by-step exercises.

Builds a rhythmic repertoire

Rhythmetrics is a rhythm laboratory. With over 100 one-measure phrases at their fingertips, students easily create and use thousands of combinations. Everyone loves it — beginners and experienced improvisers alike.

Designed for Mobile

Breaking Loose in ipadThe Freescaling web-based app works well on your desktop computer, your tablet, and even your phone! The track player and the Rhythmetrics panel were designed to work perfectly on mobile, so students can generate ideas wherever they go.

300+ Backing Tracks

C Major playlistWith 25+ tracks per Key, students stay interested. Major tracks, minor tracks, swing tracks, Latin tracks… tracks at 80 beats per minute all the way up to 158 bpm. A dedicated player makes it easy to start and stop tracks whenever they want a change.

Simple, effective, and empowering.

By putting theory into action, Freescaling lets students tap into their own natural relationship with music. The secret? Instead of learning to play, they’re playing to learn. We can’t wait for you to hear the difference in your lessons.