Fundamentals of Music Theory

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About this 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

Created by:  The University of Edinburgh
  • Taught by:  Dr Michael Edwards

    R…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this 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

Created by:  The University of Edinburgh
  • Taught by:  Dr Michael Edwards

    Reid School of Music, ECA
  • Taught by:  Dr Zack Moir, Teaching Fellow

    Reid School of Music, Edinburgh College of Art
  • Taught by:  Richard Worth

    Edinburgh College of Art
  • Taught by:  Dr Nikki Moran

    Reid School of Music, ECA
  • Taught by:  Dr John Philip Kitchen, MA BMus PhD FRCO LRAM

    Reid School of Music
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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Pitches, Scales, Modes and Chords



6 videos, 6 readings expand


  1. Video: Introduction
  2. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Meet the Team
  3. Video: Musical Notes
  4. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Musical Notes
  5. Video: Octaves
  6. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Octaves
  7. Video: on Scales
  8. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: on Scales
  9. Video: Introduction to Chords
  10. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Introduction to Chords
  11. Video: Primary Chords
  12. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Primary Chords

Graded: Lecture One

WEEK 2


Keys, Minor Scales, Intervals and Clefs



6 videos, 5 readings expand


  1. Video: Introduction
  2. Video: Sharps & Flats
  3. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Sharps and Flats
  4. Video: Keys and Key Signatures
  5. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Keys and Key Signatures
  6. Video: Minor Keys
  7. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Minor Keys
  8. Video: Intervals
  9. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Intervals
  10. Video: Ledger Lines and Clefs
  11. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Ledger Lines and Clefs

Graded: Lecture Two

WEEK 3


Rhythm and Form



7 videos, 6 readings expand


  1. Video: Introduction
  2. Video: Rhythmic Duration
  3. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Rhythmic Duration
  4. Video: Tuplets
  5. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Tuplets
  6. Video: Ties & Dots
  7. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Ties and Dots
  8. Video: Meter
  9. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Meter
  10. Video: Anacrusis, Phrases and Structure
  11. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Anacrusis, Phrases, and Structure
  12. Video: Form
  13. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Form

Graded: Lecture Three

WEEK 4


Harmony 1: Functional Harmony



6 videos, 5 readings expand


  1. Video: Introduction
  2. Video: Listening
  3. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Listening to Triads and Hearing the Key Note
  4. Video: Elaborating
  5. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Elaborating
  6. Video: Building
  7. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Building Triads
  8. Video: Harmonising
  9. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Harmonising
  10. Video: Summary
  11. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Summary

Graded: Lecture Four

WEEK 5


Harmony 2: Inversions, Cadences and Sequences



7 videos, 5 readings expand


  1. Video: Introduction
  2. Video: Chord Inversions
  3. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Chord Inversions
  4. Video: Cadence
  5. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Cadence
  6. Video: Chord Names
  7. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Chord Names
  8. Video: Common
  9. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Common Chord Progressions
  10. Video: Modulation
  11. Video: Modulations II
  12. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Modulation

Graded: Five

WEEK 6


Final Exam



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  1. Материал для самостоятельного изучения: Final Exam *** INSTRUCTIONS and link to music ***

Graded: Final Exam (Part 1)
Graded: Final Exam (Part 2)
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