The Blue Raven (Student)


Search for clues in the worksheets and game in this interactive music mystery!



You find yourself in the basement of a local school. A mobile phone is lying discarded on the floor and a window has been smashed. But what is going on?

This is the fun way to practice music theory! Entering the music room in the online game you notice an old grand piano in the corner. Closer inspection reveals a secret compartment … but how does it open? Using your music detective skills you search for clues in the theory worksheets.

Gather the evidence

  • The ‘Blue Raven’ includes a printable set of ten theory worksheets (with hidden clues!) to keep forever. The book comes in a PDF format for easy printing after checkout and more information about the topics covered can be found below.
  • Search the school using seven online interactive chapters or games playable on a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Musical detectives have one years access to the online part of the mystery (which is plenty of time to close the case).
  • The pack also includes a ‘Blue Raven Case Files’ sheet so you can keep track of the investigation.
  • Can you solve the mystery by working out the identity of the criminal mastermind and also what the Blue Raven actually is? Successful investigators automatically unlock a printable certificate.

Learning has never been so much fun!

Questions can be found in both the written and online parts of the mystery and are all set at grade one level. It follows the new ABRSM theory syllabus – but works great for students following any study path or exam board in any country!

  • Worksheet 1 Pitch: treble and bass clef notes on the lines and spaces of the stave
  • Worksheet 2 Rhythm: time values (terminology is not used so perfect for those who use ‘crotchet’ as well as those who use ‘quarter note’), of quarter, half, 1, 2, 3, and 4 beat notes, plus dotted notes, and ties.
  • Worksheet 3 Rhythm: time signatures of 2, 3, and 4 beats in a bar (2/4, 3/4, 4/4) including missing bar-lines, and adding the time signature to an extract of music.
  • Worksheet 4 Rhythm: groupings of notes in the above time signatures
  • Worksheet 5 Pitch: accidentals (sharps, flats and natural signs), plus tones and semitones (it also includes the names of the white keys on a piano).
  • Worksheet 6 Keys and Key Signatures: C, G, D and F major
  • Worksheet 7 Scales: degrees of the scale (numbers only), major scales of the above keys
  • Worksheet 8 Intervals: above the tonic by number only
  • Worksheet 9 Tonic Triads: in the keys of C, G, D and F major in both treble and bass clefs
  • Worksheet 9 Terms and Signs: dynamic signs, tempo terms, instruction terms and musical signs such as the pause, staccato signs etc.

Both parts of the interactive music book and online game for ‘The Blue Raven’ are licensed for one student and one printout of each book allowed per purchase. Access to the online game is for one year from date of purchase for a single user. Each user gets one chance to solve the mystery at the end of the game. 


Additional information


Student Licence, Studio Licence for Teachers


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