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About the Course

This course, revised in 2022, 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. It will cover material such as pitches and scales, intervals, clefs, rhythm, form, metre and time signatures, phrases and cadences, and basic harmony. This course covers the fundamentals of Western music theory, from the absolute basics to some more advanced concepts. As such, it is the perfect course for beginners and more experienced musicians alike....

Top reviews


Aug 22, 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..:-)


Apr 1, 2021

Very good course which hammers home the essentials.

Good enthusiastic lecturing and importantly on completion progressed onto Coursera Musicianship Specialisation which I have now almost completed

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By Ian

Jan 16, 2017

Quality Course material.

By Weiliang P

Nov 2, 2016

Great and easy to follow

By 子瑄 王

Oct 23, 2017

Good and solid course!

By Andrea C

Oct 23, 2019

Awesome! (a bit hard)


Feb 22, 2018

simple but impressive

By Arthur D D R

Mar 20, 2017

This course is great!

By Julio M

Dec 27, 2016

Really interesting...

By Burak O

Sep 21, 2022

Really good course.

By Theo L

Apr 29, 2018

Good and interesting

By Shai F

Apr 19, 2022

Amazing content!!!!

By Zakareya G

Sep 28, 2019

Very useful course.

By Luuk S

Feb 28, 2019

Absolutely amazing!

By Jane

Nov 6, 2020

trying to unenroll

By 毛gay

Jul 16, 2017


By Junje S F

May 17, 2020

Very interesting.

By Andrea

Apr 6, 2020

realy interesting

By Aleeza F

Nov 6, 2022

very challenging

By Diego F

Jul 5, 2020

Excelente curso.

By Jingwen X

Oct 9, 2019

great experience

By Tran N M T

Jun 22, 2018

Excellent course

By Emilson V

Jan 3, 2018

So far, so good.

By Chinda D

Jun 29, 2017

Great course 👍

By Ebenezer A

Dec 13, 2016

Great course !!

By Edwin R S

Jan 25, 2023

Aprendí mucho!

By 唐一鸣

Jan 7, 2019