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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 Tatiana C

Aug 4, 2017

Thank you so much for such an incredible course!!


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 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.


Feb 22, 2021


By Meir T

May 11, 2018

Great course, great instructors. Thanks

By mehmet c v

May 22, 2019

It is perfect for beginner musicians.

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 Avimanyu G Z

Nov 23, 2016

very very good course for beginners.

By Xiang L

Jul 17, 2017

great course, learning step by step

By Michael C

Feb 24, 2019

Best music course in the world.


By Mariya M

Sep 6, 2017

that is a great course, thank you!


Dec 28, 2020

excellent course for a beginner!

By Rogelio M V

Nov 6, 2020

Excellent introductory course !!

By rodrigocf

Nov 13, 2017

I've learned a lot. Thank you!

By Rishikesh U

Jan 28, 2017

its very good very informative

By Andrea C

Jan 11, 2017

Great course, worth the value!