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Music Theory: Melody and Harmony

Music
Free Course
This free online music theory course concentrates on Melody and Harmony, and aims to enhance your music skills by teaching you everything you need to know about music theory. By taking the course you will study important music genres, learn how to recognize different chords and harmonics, and study famous composers such as Mozart and Wagner and their musical abilities. This will give your music skills a solid boost.
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  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes

Description

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This online music theory course will teach you how to identify different chords in a melody. You will first study the development of notes and musical scales as well as distinguish between major and minor scales. This will help you develop your music listening skills. The course will then cover the works of Mozart, who is said to be the most gifted musician in the history of classical music, and Wagner, who is known for his epic operas.

You will then learn how cadences and sequences can be used in musical excerpts, and will stube guided through chord progressions, harmony, and bass patterns. The course will also teach you how to build chords in a melody. You will also listen to blues and rock musical genres to get an idea of how chord progressions are used, as well as learn how to identify between a regular and an irregular rate of harmonic change.

Versatile and skilled musicians are not made overnight, it takes a lot of practice and training. This free online music course will help you develop your musical ability and pave the way through your music journey slowly but surely. This course is the second in a series of music theory courses, so it's important to first complete Alison's Music Theory: Instruments and Rhythm course. If you have done so, start this course now and strengthen your aural listening skills today.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this music theory course, you will:


  • Describe the differences between the major and minor scales.
  • Explain the different scales you might hear in different parts of the world.
  • Distinguish between conjunct or disjunct melodies.
  • Define melodic sequence.
  • Explain the difference between an authentic cadence and a deceptive cadence.
  • Explain what a harmony is.
  • Describe how to focus on the rate of harmonic change.
  • Define what an irregular rate of harmonic change is.
  • Explain what a chord progression is.

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate 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 for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certification for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

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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