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assignment Level : Introductory
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This course will introduce students to the theory of music, providing them with the skills needed to read and write Western music notation, as well as to understand, analyse, and listen informedly. It will cover material such as pitches and scales, intervals, clefs, rhythm, form, meter, phrases and cadences, and basic harmony. This course covers the fundamentals of Western music theory, from the absolute basics to some more advanced concepts and, as such, is the perfect course for beginners and more experienced musicians alike. Follow us on twitter @musictheorymooc #edmusictheory

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  • Week 1 - Pitches, Scales, Modes and Chords
  • Week 2 - Keys, Minor Scales, Intervals and Clefs
  • Week 3 - Rhythm and Form
  • Week 4 - Harmony 1: Functional Harmony
  • Week 5 - Harmony 2: Inversions, Cadences and Sequences
  • Week 6 - Final Exam


Eli Appleby-Donald

Edinburgh College of Art

Dr Nikki Moran

Reid School of Music, ECA

Richard Worth

Edinburgh College of Art

Dr Michael Edwards

Reid School of Music, ECA

Dr Zack Moir
Teaching Fellow
Reid School of Music, Edinburgh College of Art

Dr John Philip Kitchen, MA BMus PhD FRCO LRAM

Reid School of Music


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