Fundamentals of Music Theory

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This course will introduce you to the theory of music, providing you with the skills needed to read and write Western music notation, as well as to understand, analyse, and listen informedly.

You will cover:

  • pitches and scales
  • intervals
  • clefs
  • rhythm and form
  • meter
  • phrases and cadences
  • basic functional harmony.

Covering the fundamentals of Western music theory, this is an in depth but rewarding course for musicians of all levels.

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This course is hosted on an external learning platform.

Learner reviews
A very challenging course, particularly in the last couple of weeks, but very rewarding. The instructors have produced an excellent set of video lessons, plus supporting materials.
Summary
  • Programme type
    Course: study a subject through videos, articles, discussions and quizzes
  • Cost and certification
    Free, with option to upgrade for a certificate
  • Duration
    6 weeks
  • Weekly effort
    2-3 hours
  • Difficulty level
    Introductory
  • Course platform
    Coursera
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