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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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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


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 Dmitri M

Mar 13, 2017

Great course, great professors. Really fundamental

By Tatiana C

Aug 4, 2017

Thank you so much for such an incredible course!!

By Richard A

Aug 7, 2021

Excelente curso con muy buen material de trabajo

By godlitho o

Apr 26, 2021

I have gained more knowledge on my music theory.

By José A S

Aug 28, 2020

excelente curso, de verdad muy bueno y completo.

By Evgeniy K

Jan 29, 2019

Very simple and useful! Thanks to all lecturers!

By Sandip G

Apr 17, 2018

Lovely instructors. Intuitive and easy lectures.

By Mary C d C P J

Oct 5, 2016

Excellente course. A great opportunity to learn.

By Susan F

Sep 27, 2016

Perfect because I just want to play piano again.

By Daniel R

Mar 24, 2023

Curso bem abrangente e com um nível desafiador.

By Alex B

Mar 27, 2023

A course that stands out with a lot of value.

By Ogundare G D

Aug 8, 2022

It was a great course and a comprehensive one

By Nicolas G B G

Jan 27, 2018

Buen curso! Muy completo, aprendi muchisimo.


May 2, 2017

A great course very educative and valuable!

By sabrina231

Feb 14, 2017

I really like it.It help me a lot. Thanks.

By Gus C

Mar 14, 2021

The best music theory course I ever took.


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By Deleted A

May 11, 2018

Great course, great instructors. Thanks

By mehmet c v

May 22, 2019

It is perfect for beginner musicians.

By Mark D M R

Sep 21, 2022

Its really hard but really helpful!

By Anh D

Dec 31, 2019

Very helpful and easy to understand.

By Raúl S R H

Aug 26, 2019

Excellent professors in this course!

By Gabriel Z

Nov 23, 2016

very very good course for beginners.

By Xiang L

Jul 17, 2017

great course, learning step by step

By Blessing O

Jun 28, 2022

Great Course with Amazing teachers