What you'll learn
Pitches, Scales, Modes and Chords
Keys, Minor Scales, Intervals and Clefs
Rhythm and Form
Harmony 1: Functional Harmony
Harmony 2: Inversions, Cadences and Sequences
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
Access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
Motivation to learn!
There are no special materials or prerequisite knowledge required for this course.
Who this course is for
Students who are new to this field
Students willing to put in a couple hours to learn about Fundamentals of Music Theory
Advanced students wanting to add another skill to their portfolio
Dr Michael Edwards – Reid School of Music, ECA
Richard Worth – Edinburgh College of Art
Dr John Philip Kitchen, MA BMus PhD FRCO LRAM – Reid School of Music
Dr Zack Moir – Teaching Fellow – Reid School of Music, Edinburgh College of Art
Dr Nikki Moran – Reid School of Music, ECA
Eli Appleby-Donald – Edinburgh College of Art
This course includes
Option for learning at your own pace
Videos and reading material about the course
Assessed tasks with feedback from other course participants
Evaluated tests with feedback
Evaluated programming tasks