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Open Yale Courses is a project of Yale University, one of the most prestigious universities in the United States. Yale is renowned for its exceptional academic standards and for the quality of its teaching. Among its alumni, it counts several US presidents, US Supreme Court Justices and many foreign heads of state.

Open Yale Courses provide free and unlimited access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars from Yale University. The aim of the project is to expand access to educational materials to all who wish to learn, regardless of educational background.

Open Yale Courses are designed to be inclusive of all learners, including part-time learners and mature students, and don't require any previous knowledge of the subjects concerned. The courses are an incredible opportunity to access teaching material and resources from one of the world's best universities at no cost.

Free, Online Courses Created by Open Yale Courses

  • Certificate Music Theory: Instruments and Rhythm

    Music Theory: Instruments and Rhythm

    1.5-3 hrs
    Learn to identify different rhythms and instruments in a piece of music with this free online music theory course.
  • Certificate Music Theory: Melody and Harmony

    Music Theory: Melody and Harmony

    1.5-3 hrs
    Learn how to identify different musical scales and build chords with ease with this free online music theory course.
  • Certificate Music Theory: Musical Form

    Music Theory: Musical Form

    1.5-3 hrs
    Gain an in-depth understanding of the six models of classical music with this free online music course.
  • Diploma Diploma in Music Theory

    Diploma in Music Theory

    10-15 hrs
    Learn to identify different rhythms and instruments in a piece of music with this free online music theory course.
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