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This course is about how music works. It is about the relationship between the technical and aesthetic details of music. It is also about how developing a meaningful theoretical vocabulary can help you think and talk about musical style, and how learning that vocabulary can expand your appreciation for music. In this course you will learn music theory not by looking at theory itself, but by listening to, looking at, and—yes!—writing your own musical examples. By hearing, seeing, and writing yourself, you will learn about classical, modern, ancient, pop, jazz, and folk styles. Through lectures, relevant examples, and numerous practice assignments, we will examine fundamental aspects of melody. We will move into working with two voices and counterpoint, and finally to three voices and the beginnings of harmonic function. This is an intermediate-level course for musicians and composers who already have some understanding of music theory through previous study. If you are a musician or composer looking to build a deeper understanding of music theory for composing, performing, or improvisation, you have come to the right place. If you are an amateur lover of music or, perhaps, play a musical instrument and want to develop a deeper sense of appreciation for music theory, aesthetics, and history, you are also in the right place!...

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4 juil. 2020

Great survey of Western music. I found it more of an appreciation of listening to music rather than a formal music theory course. There's lots of opportunity to learn different styles of composition.


12 mars 2021

Excellent, challenging course which opens your eyes and ears to many genres of music. Wonderfully presented with humour and concise descriptive explanation. Thank you

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par Kathy K

28 mai 2022

This course enchance my knowledge of music harmony which surely help me in my future career as a piano teacher.

par Jia-ying K L

25 janv. 2021

Very engaging lessons and exercises! However, waiting on peer feedback may take some time.

par Kartik N

11 janv. 2022

I​ think the content is good, at least initially. I love the fact that the instructor makes us compose music. But the two biggest failings are that there doesnt seem to be an end goal to this course and that finding peers who are capable of giving proper feedback is difficult.

par Pedro L A D

27 juin 2020

Very difficult, explanation are not clear, much talk and many slang language...

par Volkan A

12 avr. 2021

I cannot unenroll. I have mistakenly enrolled. Please help.