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There will be a free music theory class on starting July 2014, it is still quite a ways away.
The link is below

About the Course

This course is suitable for those who have never studied music academically. It will introduce you to the theory of Western music, providing you with the skills needed to read and write Western music notation, as well as to understand, analyze, and listen informedly.  

It will provide the basis for the further study of music both from a theoretical and practical point of view: musicology, pastiche and free composition, analysis, performance, and aural skills. 

It will also be useful to experienced musicians without music notation skills who wish to extend their practice through a grounding in the tools of Western music theory and notation.

Course Syllabus

Week-by-Week breakdown

  1. Pitches, scales, modes, and chords
  2. Keys and intervals
  3. Rhythm and form
  4. Harmony 1: functional harmony
  5. Harmony 2: inversions, cadences, and sequences

Recommended Background

No background required.

Suggested Readings

Although not required to participate in the course, an excellent text/reference book for the course would be:

S. M. Kostka, D. Payne. Tonal Harmony. McGraw-Hill Education, 2008. 

Course Format

The class will consist of lecture videos. These contain 1-2 integrated quiz questions per video. Multiple-choice tests will cover each week's video.  The final exam will be an optional peer-reviewed harmony assignment.


  • Will I get a certificate after completing this class?

    Yes. Students who successfully complete the class will receive a Statement of Accomplishment signed by the instructor.

  • Do I earn University of Edinburgh credits upon completion of this class?

    No. The Statement of Accomplishment is not part of a formal qualification from the University. However, it may be useful to demonstrate prior learning and interest in your subject to a higher education institution or potential employer.

  • What resources will I need for this class?

    No resources needed.

What are the learning outcomes of this course and why should I take it? This course will provide you with the skills needed to understand, analyse, and listen informedly to music, which is a necessary skill for musicians of all levels.

Ricardo Cortez Jr
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