Music Theory for Musicians and Normal People

by Toby W. Rush

Translators Wanted!

I'm thrilled to know that these pages have become so popular, and even more excited that folks have been asking to help translate them into other languages. To facilitate this, I've set up a project at, a free online utility designed to facilitate translation projects like this one. If you're interested in helping to translate pages into your language, follow the steps below to join the project. Help as much or as little as you like; whatever you can do will be helpful!

Because is designed for software development, we're using in a slightly different way. The system normally has translators join site-wide "language teams." Rather than bother the administrators of these teams, I'll just set you to be a Project Maintainer along with me, which gives you full access for entering translations within our project only.

So, to join in:

  1. Go to the Music Theory for Musicians and Normal People project at
  2. Click the "Sign up" button on the left-hand side of the window. (If you've already created an account at, click "Log In" and enter your login information.)
  3. Send me an email with your account name and I'll set you as a maintainer for the project.
  4. Once I've done so, log in again and go back to the project page.
  5. Scroll down the list to find and select your language. Available documents are listed in the right-hand column (you may need to scroll back up the page to see them) along with each page's current translation progress.
  6. Select a page to begin translating. On the translation screen, you'll see the English strings on the left side; enter the translated text in the corresponding blanks on the right.
  7. As you complete pages, send me another e-mail... I'll incorporate the translated text into the layout, and save the draft in our shared Google Drive folder where you can check through it for errors. Once the web page text and enough of the individual pages are translated, I'll create a version of the main page for the language and continue to add pages as they are translated.

Creative Commons BY-NC-ND iconBy helping with the translation effort, you agree to have your translated text distributed freely under the same Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license as the English edition.

If you wish, you can join our dedicated translation Google Group. This very light-traffic group is a place where you can collaborate with other translators, ask questions or report issues.

Sparky and I thank you for your interest and assistance!

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