Introduction to Music Theory

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Do you have a passion for music and want to learn more about how it works? Are you a musician who learned by ear and has no formal training? Would you like to study music but are unsure of where to begin? Then this music theory course is for you. This course includes six lessons that will give you the knowledge and skills you need to understand basic music theory. You’ll learn from Berklee College of Music professor George W. Russell, Jr. and from Berklee students who share their musical journey and offer advice for those wanting to study music. Above all, the course is designed to impart the joy of creating music and sharing it with others.

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6/10 starsCompleted
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3 years, 3 months ago
I have taken some extraordinary courses at edx.org, but unfortunately, this wasn't one. Pros: It's fun. The presenter is amusing and non-threatening. If you don't know much about the blues, you will certainly learn something. Cons: This is not really a course as much as a teaser for Berklee's own online classes. Once I realized that it made sense, but they don't do the plug for their paid class till you finish the course. It's way to light at first...after you hear the presenter sing an interval a few times, you are expected to recognize it in a quiz...no referal to ear-training practice apps, for example. Then it abruptly transitions to much more sophisticated materials related to blues form..boom! Also, no contact with instructors...oh,OK, at the end they tell you that if you want that you have to take their paid class. I wouldn't have minded this if it had been clear up front, but as it was, I felt scammed. Finally didn't le... I have taken some extraordinary courses at edx.org, but unfortunately, this wasn't one. Pros: It's fun. The presenter is amusing and non-threatening. If you don't know much about the blues, you will certainly learn something. Cons: This is not really a course as much as a teaser for Berklee's own online classes. Once I realized that it made sense, but they don't do the plug for their paid class till you finish the course. It's way to light at first...after you hear the presenter sing an interval a few times, you are expected to recognize it in a quiz...no referal to ear-training practice apps, for example. Then it abruptly transitions to much more sophisticated materials related to blues form..boom! Also, no contact with instructors...oh,OK, at the end they tell you that if you want that you have to take their paid class. I wouldn't have minded this if it had been clear up front, but as it was, I felt scammed. Finally didn't learn much about music theory. But it was fun.
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Joseph BEBEY

10/10 starsCompleted
4 years ago
The course was really fantastic. I had 75%. With that note, can I have a certificate? Geaorge has to much tips to learn easily the music. Good job Georges!
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9/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 1 month ago
This course was absolutely fantastic! There were a few glitches at first but they were fixed and BerkleeX was very careful that the problems didn't affect your grade. People who already know some music theory can pick up useful tips and those with no experience at all will be able to follow along easily. I hope that they do a follow up course on harmony, I'll definitely be in!
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Dick Hoffman

2/10 starsDropped
4 years, 2 months ago
Something the description of the course doesn't tell you is that access to a piano or at least a keyboard is a requirement for this course.
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Pam Gould

9/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 2 months ago
I've started the Coursera version of this course. Believe me, you can't learn it in an afternoon. George is absolutely lovely - full of enthusiasm for his subject and he he enjoys sharing his knowledge and love of music with students. I had a 'Eureka' moment in Lesson 1. Who knew that anyone could listen to music and just 'hear' the tonic (the key note), let alone that I could do this amazing fete. Wow! What will we discover in future lessons?
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Vasco Baptista

2/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
This course already ran on Coursera, there it is titled Developing Your Musicianship, it's too basic what you will learn in 6 weeks can easily be learned in an afternoon.
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supriyo ray

9/10 starsCompleted
4 years, 2 months ago
That is great to see that course in edx. Hopefully we can learn the basic of music and will try to creat ourselves
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Rebuma Shiferaw

10/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 3 months ago
hopefully, it is going to be great.i have been filling that music has been my talent because i can sense a music instruments when i hear them played, and also intended to creat my own music just with ma sounds or voice. i think through this online courses i will get a knowledge that is going to let me use ma talent and experiances from my teacher that will teach me some good skills. i think this course will be great and interesting. my friend told me that the teachers on edx site are really amezing, so what i expect from them is also amezing.
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