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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....

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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 Miguel A B

Jul 24, 2020

La traducción al idioma español debe ser revisada porque he detectado algunos errores u omisiones

By Anurag y

Jul 3, 2022

Very great course. All the fundamentals covers very perfectly. the way of teaching is great.

By Samuel G L O

Mar 11, 2021

I like it but there are problems with week 5 about videos and mismatch in learning materials

By Wesley P

Oct 4, 2016

Challenging at times, but doable with effort, and quite rewarding upon success. Recommended.

By Xingcong L

Dec 26, 2018

Good to newbie to start from music theory. But got a bit confused when watching the videos.

By Aaron T

Feb 23, 2021

Quizes were a little confusing, but overall it was easy to figure out how to pass

By Juan P T A

Aug 27, 2020

i didnt like the fact that use wikipedia as a reference

By Nery Y H A

Sep 21, 2020

Debería tener referencias de libros, no Wikipedia.

By Liwei Z

Mar 30, 2019

No explaination for the answers in quizs.

By Gurashis S

Apr 6, 2020

week 3 could have been elaborated more.

By Dhruv S

Jan 4, 2023

Can be a bit more clearer and detailed

By Tansel S

Sep 5, 2017

A bit fast but extensive course.

By Gilbert P C

Feb 19, 2017

really helpful, but also tough

By Lemuel P

Jun 4, 2017

this course is great

By Fernando B

Nov 12, 2020

Muy bueno el curso

By Krista H

Mar 4, 2020

GOod for beginners

By Tayo O

Jun 24, 2020

I learnt a lot...

By Megan M

Dec 20, 2016

Very interesting!

By Madhur S

Dec 30, 2021

great experience

By Alberto I

Jul 16, 2020

Its good course

By degreeuser1 d

Nov 9, 2021

great course

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Jun 2, 2021