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Alison has a diverse offering of free online music classes for all skill levels.
If you’re seeking to build foundational music skills, we suggest you start by taking our Introduction to Music Theory class. This short certificate course is designed to take fewer than five hours and will help prepare you for additional courses in music theory, including:
Music Theory: Musical Form
Music Theory: Melody and Harmony
Music Theory: Instruments and Rhythm
If you’re looking for a more comprehensive study of musical form, theory and practices, we suggest Alison’s free online Diploma in Music Theory, which can typically be completed in about 20 hours.
Alison’s free online music courses are not limited to studies in music theory. We also offer creative and technical classes designed to allow you to quickly gain and put your newfound music knowledge and skills into practice.
Interested in musical composition and production? Check our music courses on How to Score Films and Video Games or Make Electronic Music.
More interested in the scientific or engineering aspects of music? Consider music courses on the Fundamentals of Sound Equipment, Introduction to Oscillation or our Diploma in Audio System Engineering. Get started today.
Alison's free online music classes will teach you how to produce beautiful music through a better understanding of musical form, harmony and expression of emotion.
Learn about the six models in classical music, from sonata-allegro to rondo form in our music theory class. Recognize different chords and harmonics through the study of famous composers such as Mozart and Wagner in our melody and harmony class. Or gain a more comprehensive understanding of musical notes and scales, harmony and bass patterns, chord progressions and more by studying for our Diploma in Music Theory.
Bring your musical skills to the next level with the free online music courses from Alison.
Alison’s online music classes will help you quickly boost your music skills. From music fundamentals to advanced music theory to our more comprehensive Diploma in Music Theory, Alison’s music course offerings are designed to provide you with an enriched learning experience.
Alison’s web-based delivery system means that you can explore course offerings from a place and at a pace that is convenient for you. All courses are absolutely free, and upon completion, you can download an official certificate or diploma as proof of your achievement, depending upon the course or learning path you choose. Begin your musical learning journey today.