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Introduction to Music Theory Course


Introduction to Music Theory
Introduction to Music Theory

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Course Description

Music theory, one of our top online music classes, is the analysation of how music works - by studying the notation and language of music. Unlike other online music lessons, 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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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. 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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 209 votes
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, one of our top online music classes, is the analysation of how music works - by studying the notation and language of music. Unlike other online music lessons, 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).
License: This course is available from Connexions OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
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:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Dave Gordon
    Dave Gordon [[]] I found that there was not anything in it that I did not all ready know 2016-04-20 00:04:53
  • Kirubaakaran Subramaniam
    Kirubaakaran Subramaniam Malaysia Flexible time for me to learn. Alison has provided the great opportunity to study in an introduction to music theory course. Thank you Alison. 2016-03-11 15:03:46
  • David Lee
    David Lee United Kingdom Very concise introduction for beginners 2016-02-18 14:02:54
  • Korede Agbana
    Korede Agbana Nigeria It's a great idea for musicians and music lovers, it helps in building a career in music and also want to love what you do more. 2016-01-23 12:01:42
  • Oata Tuatagaloa
    Oata Tuatagaloa Samoa I think the course reinforced some of the things I knew as a musician, but also the clarification and explanation of other important aspects of chord structure, different intervals and the relationships of minor and major keys, especially through the circle of fifths. A great course for every musician just beginning or in the intermediate levels 2015-10-29 20:10:46
  • Chan Kien Wei
    Chan Kien Wei Malaysia Great course, although it's is introduction but provide huge informative, it definitely suitable for beginner and intermediate learner. 2015-10-06 01:10:31
  • Davison James Zimba
    Davison James Zimba Nigeria Its really helpful..! 2015-09-18 11:09:59
  • Andrekico Hunt
    Andrekico Hunt United States of America This was very, very, helpful and fun. 2015-08-29 10:08:19
  • Olawole Temitope
    Olawole Temitope Nigeria I enjoyed this course as much as when I am in the school 2015-08-28 13:08:24
  • Joe Huyzers
    Joe Huyzers South Africa Very well written and compiled. 2015-08-17 21:08:27
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