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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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Aprox. 22 horas para completar

Sugerido: 3 hours/week
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Curso 100 % en línea

Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
Beginner Level

Nivel principiante

Clock

Aprox. 22 horas para completar

Sugerido: 3 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

Subtítulos: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Pitches, Scales, Modes and Chords

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Reading
6 videos (Total 42 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Musical Notes10m
Octaves10m
More on Scales6m
Introduction to Chords9m
Primary Chords4m
Reading6 readings
Meet the Team0m
Musical Notes0m
Octaves0m
More on Scales0m
Introduction to Chords0m
Primary Chords0m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Lecture One22m

2

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Keys, Minor Scales, Intervals and Clefs

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Reading
6 videos (Total 40 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Sharps & Flats6m
Keys and Key Signatures12m
Minor Keys9m
Intervals6m
Ledger Lines and Clefs4m
Reading5 readings
Sharps and Flats0m
Keys and Key Signatures0m
Minor Keys0m
Intervals0m
Ledger Lines and Clefs0m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Lecture Two20m

3

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Rhythm and Form

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Reading
7 videos (Total 21 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Rhythmic Duration3m
Tuplets2m
Ties & Dots3m
Meter4m
Anacrusis, Phrases and Structure5m
Form2m
Reading6 readings
Rhythmic Duration0m
Tuplets0m
Ties and Dots0m
Meter0m
Anacrusis, Phrases, and Structure0m
Form0m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Lecture Three24m

4

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Harmony 1: Functional Harmony

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Reading
6 videos (Total 40 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Listening6m
Elaborating6m
Building6m
Harmonising12m
Summary7m
Reading5 readings
Listening to Triads and Hearing the Key Note0m
Elaborating0m
Building Triads0m
Harmonising0m
Summary0m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Lecture Four20m

5

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Harmony 2: Inversions, Cadences and Sequences

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Reading
7 videos (Total 61 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Chord Inversions6m
Cadence4m
Chord Names3m
Common7m
Modulation9m
Modulations II28m
Reading5 readings
Chord Inversions0m
Cadence0m
Chord Names0m
Common Chord Progressions0m
Modulation0m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Five22m

6

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Final Exam

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Reading
1 reading, 2 quizzes
Reading1 readings
Final Exam *** INSTRUCTIONS and link to music ***0m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Final Exam (Part 1)26m
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Top Reviews

By SSAug 23rd 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..:-)

By MNov 22nd 2016

If you don't know much about music theory, it's going to be pretty challenging, and still is reachable. You learn as much as you want with this courses. I'm glad I could finish it.

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