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Introduction to Music Theory


Introduction to Music Theory

Introduction to Music Theory

Become more familiar with music by gaining a good knowledge of the music theory


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Course Description

Music theory is the analysation of how music works - by studying the notation and language of music. Introduction to Music Theory introduces the basic concepts and terms needed to discuss melody and harmony.
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Concepts covered include interval, major and minor keys and scales, triads, chords and beginning harmonic analysis.
The course is suitable for teens or adults with no background in music theory but some familiarity with reading common notation and playing an instrument (or singing).

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will understand where octaves come from; you will know how to name a particular octave and how to divide octaves into a scale. You will know enharmonic spelling of notes such as sharp, flat or natural.
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You will be able to identify the pitch of a note, chromatic scales, whole steps, whole tone scales and intervals. You will understand how to classify intervals including perfect, major, minor, augmented and diminished intervals. You will know about ear training and relative pitch, tuning, playing chords by ear, improvisation, recognising intervals, writing music and much more.
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Module Title
Octaves and Intervals
Augmented and Diminished Intervals
Ear Training
Triads
Cadence
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Course Title Introduction to Music Theory
Course # 340
Course Publisher Connexions
Course Category 6
Content Origin The course contents are licensed by Creative Commons License
Course Description  Music theory is the analysation of how music works - by studying the notation and language of music. Introduction to Music Theory introduces the basic concepts and terms needed to discuss melody and harmony. Concepts covered include interval, major and minor keys and scales, triads, chords and beginning harmonic analysis.
The course is suitable for teens or adults with no background in music theory but some familiarity with reading common notation and playing an instrument (or singing).
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Release Date 19 September 2011
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 5-6 Hours
Video/Audio None
Audio Only High
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
Merchandise Availability Yes
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  • Fred Keith Magumba Uganda this is a great programme. Please just keep up the excellent work. God bless you and the fruits of your hand 2014-12-04 16:12:57
  • Dayne Heeralal Trinidad and Tobago I think it will certainly help me to understand more concepts of music an be able to make music I really want to learn about music 2014-12-01 20:12:21
  • Wise Josias Cameroon Super cool ce cours merci à vous! 2014-11-18 10:11:05
  • Rosie Amelia Evans New Zealand Was pretty easy for me, but i have a good grounding in music... I thought it was fairly comprehensive for a beginners course though :) 2014-11-09 08:11:02
  • Lawrence Mcclenton United States of America Thank you for this great lesson 2014-11-08 22:11:17
  • Rashaun Harris United States of America Very informative 2014-10-29 19:10:55
  • Emmanuel Obie Nigeria Music theory is the study of the structure of music. It includes considerations of melody, rhythm, counterpoint, harmony and form; tonal systems, scales, tuning, intervals, consonance, dissonance, durational proportions and the acoustics of pitch systems; composition, performance, orchestration, ornamentation, improvisation and electronic sound production 2014-10-25 07:10:10
  • Abdul Aziz Zakari Ghana It was very educative, interesting and very easy to study............... It really helped improved my knowledge of music and my skills as well 2014-10-20 21:10:31
  • Robert Danso Ghana its a good place to start learning the keyboard. 2014-10-17 13:10:39
  • Chandra Obulesu India I am pretty excited to learn basics of music. Singing is my passion. 2014-09-29 17:09:14
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