Aug 23, 2017
It was a very nice course. We were able to understand the basics of music theory and how the notations and chords work. Thank you so much to the entire staff of Edinburgh University and Coursera..:-)
Nov 22, 2016
If you don't know much about music theory, it's going to be pretty challenging, and still is reachable. You learn as much as you want with this courses. I'm glad I could finish it.
創建者 Samuel Gray•
Dec 10, 2018
Great course, starts with the most basic fundamentals and quickly becomes very challenging. The teachers are great and the course material is solid. Even though I'm finding it a real struggle to complete, I've enjoyed this course thoroughly.
創建者 Jacobo Del Valle•
Dec 05, 2018
The course is mostly great. Some lectures are disappointing but the rest of the course is solid. I can honestly say I learned a lot. Topics covered seemed appropriate. I didn't opt to get a certificate and I'm not sure I'd recommend it, so keep that in mind when you read my review.
Forums are an invaluable resource. It's a shame Coursera doesn't seem preoccupied with quality of the forums with regards to mentors. As of now there is only 1 mentor and Coursera isn't recruiting any others. Also keep in mind the course has been all but abandoned by the University of Edinburgh.
TL;DR: if you're not afraid of doing research yourself on the forums and other sites on the internet then this course could be great for you. If you want something self-sufficient then you might be better off taking another course.
創建者 Hunell Harlow•
Nov 26, 2018
Good course to learn from.
創建者 Yoma KAKENO•
Nov 25, 2018
The course was interesting but I wanted to know more about theoretical characteristics for music in different eras and cultures
創建者 Sungbeom Ham•
Nov 21, 2018
First of all, I want to thank all my colleagues for grading my final project!:)
We made it!!
This course consists of 6 weeks, but the difficulty level varies in each week.
First and second week: Easy!
Third and fourth week: Difficult as hell
Fifth week: Intermediate
Sixth week: Final exam & Peer grading
It took three sessions for me to complete this course and it wasn't easy at all.
From the third week, I had to search the internet(ex. YouTube) to fully understand the lesson and pass the quizzes.
I'm a slow learner, so it felt really challenging.
But all this being said, I can tell you that all of this was an essential part of learning valuable concepts and theories.
It was tough, but rewarding.
This is a great course for everyone who has a passion for music, and the key to successful completion is to learn consistently.
Visit Coursera every single day and learn every single day.
No matter how slow you are, as long as you keep going, you will get there.
In week six, try submitting the final exam part 2 as fast as you can,
because it gets much harder to get a peer-grade as the time goes by.
If your final exam isn't graded yet and the course is about to finish,
go to discussion forum in week 6 and ask your colleagues for help.
Here's a small tip: If you find other colleagues' SOS on the forum, help them out and leave a comment that you just graded their assignments and ask to grade your work!
創建者 Sinead Curran•
Nov 17, 2018
Very good course! Learnt and understood alot more about music theory.
創建者 Neil Slater•
Nov 14, 2018
I have played rock guitar for years, but have a gap in basic theory. This course was a good choice for me - it starts with real basics such as what pitch and duration are and how they are noted, but moves very quickly to multiple staves, chords, harmonies, cadences and chord progressions.
A couple of the video lectures are very informative and worth watching more than once. The added "home" video made by one of the instructors working through various chord progressions and added later stands out as worth watching more than once.
I would have liked more support for understanding chord progressions, modulation and cadences in the written materials. The examples given are useful, but I didn't feel quite ready for the analysis skills expected of me in the final exam. Still, I learned a lot, and very happy that I took this course. I haven't magically gained ability to sight read, but the extra practice made me feel that it would be in reach if I wanted.
創建者 Beatriz de Castro Reinach•
Nov 09, 2018
Very useful to start leaning about music. The professors are really clear and passionate. I have not finished it yet, but I have learned a lot so far. Thanks!
創建者 Jonathan Iván Lucero Avendaño•
Oct 25, 2018
Lectures are often too short and they don't explain the concepts well, which should not be an actual problem if the quizzes were not so difficult. I understand students must make some research and spend time understanding the concepts, but the difficulty of the quizzes is tremendous compared to the little amount of detail and information that is provided in the course. The contents are not well organized and very often you are referred to wikipedia and musictheory.net links, which are way more useful so if you are a begginer don't waste your time on this course and learn the basic concepts directly from wikipedia.
創建者 Danila Gomulkin•
Oct 24, 2018
The explanations were not always clear nor sufficient for beginners in the part of Functional Harmomy (week 4), which probably should have been preceded by the (brilliant) explanation of Chords, Inversions and Cadences (week 5).