Hooktheory was recently interviewed by the nice folks over at Easy Ear Training. It’s a great interview that talks about our backgrounds, the philosophy of the site, and how we got started.
…Hooktheory really began as course in the Music Department at UC Berkeley that we taught as part of the DeCal program there. As we were teaching the course, we were actually creating and laying the groundwork for a lot of the tools on our website now. It was all very primitive back then, but the response was so positive from the students that we decided to keep going after it was over. It’s all sort of snowballed from there.