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Fundamentals of Music Theory

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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Rating 4.3 based on 292 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Starts Jan 25 (3 days ago)
Cost $49
From The University of Edinburgh via Coursera
Instructors Dr Nikki Moran, Dr Zack Moir, Dr John Philip Kitchen, MA BMus PhD FRCO LRAM, Richard Worth, Dr Michael Edwards, Eli Appleby-Donald
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Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities
Tags Arts And Humanities Music And Art Personal Development

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final exam

The final exam is somewhat of a departure from the course material though and requires a fair amount of self-learning to complete.

(4) The final exam covers concepts that were barely touched upon during the course, for example, passing notes, and is very different from anything that learners are subjected to throughout the course.

The second half was really challenging and the final exam reminded me about my university times and real university exams :) Excellent course - taught very clearly with a series of competent and good lecturers.

The final exam can be designed to match the previous course content better.

Week 2, 4 and especially 5 have good summaries of the videos and examples, but week 3 almost only has links to wikipedia...- The final exam is VERY difficult.

The only reason that I gave four stars is lecture videos are not enough for the final exam.

Especially for part 2 of final exam, some questions are more detailed for given lectures.

I did not make final exam.

The main challenge seemed to be the big gap between the first 4 or 5 weeks and the analysis of a musical piece expected for the final exam.

There's nobody to explain anything and the final exam (especially part 2) was nearly impossible to complete accurately.

You have to know music in order to be able to pass the quizzes and the final exam (which are both difficult).

Lectures with quizes became a good practical addition to the book and seemed easy enough for me.The second part of the final exam was really hard.

It's taught way too fast and the final exam is a killer!!!

!-----This course consists of 6 weeks, but the difficulty level varies in each week.First and second week: Easy!Third and fourth week: Difficult as hellFifth week: IntermediateSixth week: Final exam & Peer gradingIt took three sessions for me to complete this course and it wasn't easy at all.From the third week, I had to search the internet(ex.

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so much

Thank you so much to the Edinburg university.

I learned so much...A huge thank you!

Thank you so much to the entire staff of Edinburgh University and Coursera..:-) Truly enjoyed the first week Thank you so much for such an incredible course!!

Thank you so much.

Thanks so much!

I love playing music and singing so much but i always felt like i was missing theoretic information.

Thank you so much for making this possible.

Thank you all so much!

I learned so much.

I've learned so much about how musical compositions are structured and how those structures relate to acoustic phenomena and their appreciation.

Thank you so much for this opportunity to learn for free Music Theory This course is DEFINITELY NOT for beginners as they initially lead you to believe.

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basics of music theory

We were able to understand the basics of music theory and how the notations and chords work.

If others were interested in learning about the basics of music theory, I would not recommend this course.

An exceptional overview of the basics of Music Theory and a great curriculum organization provided in this course really did help me understand the curriculum better.

I have basics of music theory and had to retry this course twice.

This has been a really great way for me to learn much of the basics of music theory!The instructors have made a great job in explaining quite complex ideas in a way that is easy to understand, however some in-depth seeking will be needed from the students as well.

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learn a lot

The assignment at the end was pretty tough to attempt with the content of the course Apart from a steep increase of complexity somewhere around the third week, you still manage to learn a lot through this course.

Great approach to the hard part of music understanding making it easy to follow and gain more appreciation of such an amazing subject I've learn a lot here from absolutely zero.

The course material itself is good and you do learn a lot but for a course that starts at complete beginner level the final exam is too much of a reach for many.

Stick it to the end and you'll learn a lot!

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little bit

It was a little bit hard to understand all information from 5th week, but recommended sources from this course helped me.

The course makes you work a little bit but rewards you by expanding your understanding of musical structures and ideas behind them.

I think it needs to be spread out a little bit with further explanations for people who don't understand what they are saying.

Loving it A little bit not well organized.

Also the fact that the notes are ABCDEFG instead of DO.RE.MI.FA... made thinks a little bit confusing for me.

A little bit steep demand curve regarding to what is offered in the lectures.Well, well...

It may be a little bit difficult for a total beginner, but insightful if you follow the instruction and work on the course materials.

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feel like

I feel like I learned a lot.

Really fundamental After going through each lesson, week by week and thinking I was really learning something, but I can't pass the first exam (even with my notes and Google) and almost had a panic attack when I looked at the second exam.I feel like I wasted fifty dollars and hours of my life in order to get what little belief I had that I might have actually learned something come crashing down.

Thanks to this course, I feel like i am overcoming this situation.

I didn't feel like there was adequate explanation or materials for many of the questions on the quizzes at that point.

I feel like I've learned a lot, and I enjoyed every second of it.

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Rating 4.3 based on 292 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Starts Jan 25 (3 days ago)
Cost $49
From The University of Edinburgh via Coursera
Instructors Dr Nikki Moran, Dr Zack Moir, Dr John Philip Kitchen, MA BMus PhD FRCO LRAM, Richard Worth, Dr Michael Edwards, Eli Appleby-Donald
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities
Tags Arts And Humanities Music And Art Personal Development

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