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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Chrris J

3/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 3 months ago
I have taken some fantastic courses on edx.org, but this wasn't one of them. It isn't really a full-blown course, but is a teaser Berklee's for-fee online class offered through their school. That explains why it is so superficial..you get a bit of this and a bit of that, and there is no interaction with the instructor. But it is only at the end that you get the pitch for their "real" class, in which there is instructor interaction. I wouldn't have been so annoyed if the presenter were up front about the fact that this is a teaser. That being said, the presenter is non-threatening and appealing. A suggestion: If more schools start pulling this stunt, that edx characterizes each class, not just by title and topic, but also by type..."real" class or teaser.
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Ed Sexton

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
Very good course. Nice pace of learning & great range for music hobbyist like myself. Thank you Professor!
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8/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 6 months ago
Amazing professor. This is not a full course! I have been passively trying to learn piano and music theory as a hobby for approximately 7 years now. This 5 week course was one of the most useful resources I have come across in that 7 year period. The biggest disappointment is that it is so short. In 5 weeks, I felt like I developed my ear as well as my understanding. Learning felt effortless. Professor was engaging. He integrates repetition without it become dull or boring. I recommend everyone take this course. I encourage Berklee to provide a full course on edx rather than the lame teaser-course model. It's not in the spirit of edx.
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Randy Parizo

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 7 months ago
I really enjoyed this course. For a free class it had plenty of information. The instructor was great. I like the way he teaches.
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mendes mbiya

6/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 10 months ago
Well, the cause looks good to me whether not much is explained in it has long has i get a certificate to show that i know some part of music theory of which i know but have got no papers, self taught.
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Daria Denysenko

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 11 months ago
I liked the course. Lots of useful, new information. Even though I studied music before, this course was kind of a review of the basic music theory knowledge.
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Zach Higgins

6/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 3 months ago
This course is truly an introduction. The material is presented enthusiastically and casually (many instructor & student performances), but it is very much "here are the concepts, this is what they look and sound like" as opposed to explaining why they exist and what their purpose is. Long story short, if you're looking for more meat, don't be discouraged by this course - there are plenty of other great sources of information to build upon this course.
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Christine Mixed

6/10 starsTaking Now
3 years, 5 months ago
I think that it's good that there is a free course to take online. It could be a little more in depth about the theories of music though. I can tell just by scanning the information about the course that it's a little
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Will Y

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 8 months ago
It was a great class and I learned a lot, though I did not complete all the assignments. I hope it will be offered again so I can redo and fully complete it. My advice for any other beginners signing up to take it in a future offering would be to do some ear training (i.e. in a mobile app) beforehand. It would be ideal to ear train ten minutes a day starting a couple months in advance of the start date.
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3 years, 11 months ago
hello, im from georgia. i love very much music and i sing georgian falk music group, also i play georgian falk music instruments, i always hard working to raise my knoladge about music and i hope that this site help me to raise my knoladge about music.
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