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About the 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...

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Apr 1, 2021

Very good course which hammers home the essentials.\n\nGood enthusiastic lecturing and importantly on completion progressed onto Coursera Musicianship Specialisation which I have now almost completed

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..:-)

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By 杨文奇

Feb 10, 2018

The course is great! But it might be a bit difficult for beginners like me.

By Jun N

Mar 7, 2021

Very helpful and they have tests which are actual challenges for learners.

By Timoteo C L

May 25, 2021

Absolutely magnificent, it is an ideal choice to begin with music theory.

By Henry P N

Apr 25, 2021

This is a very vigorous kind of fundamental music theory. Very helpful.


Nov 12, 2020

It's a great course. I found it tough but got there in the end! thanks.

By Stephen G

Jul 11, 2017

Presentation and content is well constructed without being overwhelmed.

By Leila K

Sep 15, 2019

Thank you so much for this opportunity to learn for free Music Theory

By Nicole C

Aug 28, 2017

Gives strong fundamentals even to experienced performing musicians. =D

By Sinead C

Nov 16, 2018

Very good course! Learnt and understood alot more about music theory.

By Jerome F

Feb 22, 2018

Really enjoyed this course, thanks for all the information provided.


Feb 20, 2021

Very good and challenging course. The final exam is very difficult.

By Evangelina C

Nov 12, 2020

Loved it, it gets harder as the weeks advance but worth the effort.

By Josip G

Oct 23, 2017

It was a challenging course, but extremely useful and motivating.

By Bharath K

Feb 7, 2017

Great teachers and most easiest way of learning music, thank you.

By Mir S M

Jan 27, 2017

this course is comprehensive and very useful. thank you coursera

By Philippa B

Dec 23, 2019

Wonderful, clear, enjoyable, engaging. I learned a huge amount.

By Edgar P S

Apr 22, 2018

Really helpful as support for my music theory course.

Thank you.

By Konstantinos B

Apr 10, 2018

A useful course about the basic of music theory using examples.

By Ronald D B H

Mar 24, 2021

Un gran curso lleno de habilidades esenciales para todo musico

By Deleted A

Mar 6, 2018

Great course for people who want to get into music theory :)

By Dejan P

May 19, 2017

Great course, for beginners and intermediate learners alike.

By Ruben J G C

Aug 22, 2020

Muchas gracias por las grandes oportunidades de aprendizaje

By Hernán S A

Aug 16, 2020

excelente los profesores muy buenos.. increible experiencia

By Furkan Y

Jul 16, 2017

I think It is very easy to learn this topic by this course.

By Diego M F

Jul 20, 2020

Very objective and covers the basic theory in a clear way.