course, from the University of Edinburgh's Reid School of Music (recently ranked first in the UK), 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, analyse, 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.
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- Pitches, scales, modes, and chords
- Keys and intervals
- Rhythm and form
- Harmony 1: functional harmony
- Harmony 2: inversions, cadences, and sequences
- Final Assignment
- Peer Review
No background required.