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Fundamentals of Music Theory, The University of Edinburgh

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About this Course

This course will introduce students to the theory of music, providing them with the skills needed to read and write Western music notation, as well as to understand, analyse, and listen informedly. It will cover material such as pitches and scales, intervals, clefs, rhythm, form, meter, phrases and cadences, and basic harmony. This course covers the fundamentals of Western music theory, from the absolute basics to some more advanced concepts and, as such, is the perfect course for beginners and more experienced musicians alike. Follow us on twitter @musictheorymooc #edmusictheory...

Top reviews

By SS

Aug 23, 2017

It was a very nice course. We were able to understand the basics of music theory and how the notations and chords work. Thank you so much to the entire staff of Edinburgh University and Coursera..:-)

By JB

Oct 17, 2016

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.

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By Rachid Bouna

Mar 14, 2019

Very Interesting formation

By Greg Clark

Mar 04, 2019

The lectures were entertaining and the lecturers are qualified and competent. However, I feel that they left content out which was needed to pass the quizzes and tests. I spent significant time on the internet researching the topics.

By luuk swinkels

Feb 28, 2019

Absolutely amazing!

By Michael Castillo

Feb 25, 2019

Best music course in the world.

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By Sarah Guimarães da Silva

Feb 25, 2019

Exelent!

By Ruarai Mckenna

Jan 29, 2019

Excellent!

By Evgeniy Koshelev

Jan 29, 2019

Very simple and useful! Thanks to all lecturers!

By Galeno Garbe

Jan 29, 2019

Great course!

By Manuel Valenzuela

Jan 28, 2019

El curso es la mejor introducción que he encontrado a la materia. Con la profundización del estudio uno reconociendo algunas ambiguedades, pero aún así me ha ayudado mucho a desarrollar habilidades para el análisis armónico.

By Vicky Vey

Jan 27, 2019

It's an upper intermediate course reviewing everything you must know already. I have basics of music theory and had to retry this course twice. I haven't finished yet. I will when I gather more knowledge elsewhere...