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Intermediate Level

Students should complete "Developing Your Musicianship" before enrolling in this course.

Approx. 16 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Catalan, Spanish, German

What you will learn

  • Aurally identify minor intervals and 7th chords

  • Explain the relationship between a Major key and its related minor

  • Practice playing and writing in the keys of F Major, D minor, G Major, D minor scales

  • Write a chord chart

Skills you will gain

Music PerformancePianoMusicMusic compositionMusic theory

Learner Career Outcomes

50%

started a new career after completing these courses

25%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Intermediate Level

Students should complete "Developing Your Musicianship" before enrolling in this course.

Approx. 16 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Catalan, Spanish, German

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to Musicianship: Chord Charts, Diatonic Chords, and Minor Keys!

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 4 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
5 readings
A Note From George5m
A Note From Your Teaching Assistant10m
Connect with Your Classmates1m
Course Resources5m
Earn A Course Certificate5m
1 practice exercise
What Are Your Goals?8m
4 hours to complete

Lesson 1

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 34 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
F Major and D minor6m
Intervals and Chords - Part 16m
Lesson 1 Ear Training Practice5m
Write and Practice in the Key of F Major and D minor2m
2 readings
Lesson 1 Study Guide30m
Check Your Work: Write in the Key of F Major and D minor10m
1 practice exercise
Lesson 130m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Lesson 2

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 33 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Diatonic Triads and 7th Chords in F Major5m
Popular Chord Progressions Using Diatonic Triads7m
Intervals and Chords - Part 27m
Lesson 2 Ear Training Practice6m
Write and Practice the Popular Progressions2m
2 readings
Lesson 2 Study Guide30m
Check Your Work: Write the Popular Progressions10m
1 practice exercise
Lesson 230m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Lesson 3

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 31 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
The Key of G5m
Popular Chord Progressions in the Key of G Using 7th Chords3m
Intervals and Chords - Part 36m
Lesson 3 Ear Training Practice6m
Write and Practice in the Key of G Major and E minor3m
2 readings
Lesson 3 Study Guide30m
Check Your Work: Write in the Key of G Major and E minor10m
1 practice exercise
Lesson 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Lesson 4

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 34 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
The Major Pentatonic Scale7m
Chord Charts6m
Lesson 4 Ear Training Practice10m
Compose an 8-Measure Song1m
Giving and Receiving Feedback1m
Congratulations!45s
3 readings
Lesson 4 Study Guide30m
How to Record Yourself for Your Assignments10m
Advancing Your Knowledge and Skill5m
1 practice exercise
Lesson 4 Quiz30m

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About the Developing Your Musicianship Specialization

Nurture your love for, and understanding of, music with this specialization. Learn the fundamentals of music theory, including major and minor tonalities, chord scales, song forms, and chord qualities. You’ll also practice training your ear to hear and recognize various intervals, chord progressions, and chord qualities. For the Capstone project, you will directly apply the knowledge you’ve gained to write and perform a short musical composition. This specialization begins with the basics of music and builds to more advanced concepts, providing you the knowledge you need to improve your skills as a musician....
Developing Your Musicianship

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