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Diploma in Music Theory

Do you want to develop an ear for music? This course will introduce you to basic music theory and cover the subjects of instruments, rhythm, melody, harmony, and musical form. You will learn about important musical instruments, techniques used in classical musical pieces and how aspects of classical music can be applied to other genres of music. By the end of the course, your musical ability will have received a great boost.

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This free online music course will first show you how to identify different chords in a melody and distinguish between major and minor scales by using your listening skills. You will also learn how cadences and sequences are used in musical excerpts. The course will also cover the development of notes and musical scales, harmony and bass patterns, and chord progressions. You will look at how to build chords in a melody and learn how chord progressions are used by listening to some blues and rock.
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

Next, you will learn about the six models in classical music, from sonata-allegro to rondo form. You will study the features of verse and chorus and how the same material can return at certain points in a musical piece. The course also covers the four types of music found within a sonata namely thematic, cadential, developmental, and transitional. You will also learn how to identify rhythm in different genres of music such as jazz, pop, and classical music.

Next, you will learn about the six models in classical music, from sonata-allegro to rondo form. You will study the features of verse and chorus and how the same material can return at certain points in a musical piece. The course also covers the four types of music found within a sonata namely thematic, cadential, developmental, and transitional. You will also learn how to identify rhythm in different genres of music such as jazz, pop, and classical music.

A good musician knows how to make beautiful music as well as have a good listening ear. This can be achieved with proper training and practice. This course will be of great interest to musicians who want to strengthen their knowledge of musical theory, and to students who would like to learn more about music theory and improve their aural skills. Check out the course and improve your musical abilities, today.

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Modules

Module 1: Introduction to Music Theory

Module 2: Rhythm

Module 3: Diploma in Music Theory - First Assessment

Module 4: Melody

Module 5: Harmony and Bass Patterns

Module 6: Diploma in Music Theory - Second Assessment

Module 7: Musical Form

Module 8: Theme and Variation

Module 9: Attending Concerts and Fugue

Module 10: Diploma in Music Theory - Third Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

After completing this music theory course, you will:


  • Explain how to listen to music properly.
  • Differentiate between rhythm and melody.
  • Discuss the differences between verse and chorus.
  • Explain the general format of symphonies.
  • Distinguish between duple and triple meters.
  • Discuss the use of chromaticism.
  • Explain what a harmony is.
  • Define what a coda is.
  • Explain what a harmony is.
  • Explain what a chord progression is
  • Distinguish between major and minor chords
  • Distinguish between conjunct or disjunct melodies.

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive to you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Diploma courses:

Digital Diploma - a downloadable Diploma in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
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All Certification is available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certification, please visit our faqs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certification, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certification pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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