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..:-)
Apr 12, 2019
As a Buzzok player and a software engineer, this course encourages me to play on my instrument differently and to think in a new web application for music discipline !!\n\nThank you very much
von Naveed H•
Apr 14, 2018
The quizzes sometimes feel a little too difficult compared to the lectures that precede them, but other than that it's a really nice and comprehensive course
von marcos v g•
Feb 06, 2020
Course was very difficult for me. I did not make final exam. However alltogether gave me may Inputs and Tutors were very professional . Thank you very much.
von Jan D•
Oct 04, 2016
A little bit steep demand curve regarding to what is offered in the lectures.
Well, well... The whole world knows that "they" are a little "thrifty" ;-)
von Avinesh S•
Feb 15, 2018
The video tutorials were good, but for me it was not sufficient. However, the examinations were a lot helpful than the video lessons.
von Yoma K•
Nov 25, 2018
The course was interesting but I wanted to know more about theoretical characteristics for music in different eras and cultures
von pengfei z•
Feb 01, 2018
Apart from a steep increase of complexity somewhere around the third week, you still manage to learn a lot through this course.
von Dominic M•
Sep 04, 2017
Good introduction to music theory.
Final assignment tougher than expected.
You will need to do the extra reading and research.
von Kumar G M•
Oct 18, 2017
Helped improved my skills as a musicians also it filled all the gaps that was lying in my fundamental theories.
von Ricardo J•
Feb 24, 2018
Great course, the tutors give a clear explanation of the topics. I hope we could have this course available in spanish.
von Stefan O•
Sep 05, 2016
Great introduction to music theory. In some sections the layout of the course could be somewhat better.
von Wesley P•
Oct 04, 2016
Challenging at times, but doable with effort, and quite rewarding upon success. Recommended.
von Xingcong L•
Dec 27, 2018
Good to newbie to start from music theory. But got a bit confused when watching the videos.
von Liwei Z•
Mar 31, 2019
No explaination for the answers in quizs.
von Tansel S•
Sep 05, 2017
A bit fast but extensive course.
von Gilbert P C•
Feb 20, 2017
really helpful, but also tough
von Lemuel P•
Jun 04, 2017
this course is great
von Megan M•
Dec 20, 2016
von Percy Y•
Feb 27, 2017
Jan 06, 2018
von Louis O•
Jan 05, 2017
Pretty good in overall, but there are a few points that could be improved:
- The content is taught in a weird order and the difficulty doesn't increase steadily. For example, week 4 and 5 feel like they have been made separately and about the same subject, but week 5 goes further. The last video of week 5 is interesting, but it seems improvised...
- There could be more examples, especially from modern music. John from week 5 uses examples from the Beatles, which is great, but he's the only one. Week 3 has pretty much no examples at all.
- Suppplementary material and notes are uneven from week to week. Week 2, 4 and especially 5 have good summaries of the videos and examples, but week 3 almost only has links to wikipedia...
- The final exam is VERY difficult. There are some crazy chords and rhythm to analyse and there are advanced questions on points which have been seen very quickly in the videos.
I can't really compare since I new some of the content of the class, but I think it's weel made for beginners as well as for intermediate musicians. But you'll probably need to do a bit of research yourself if you want to be ready for the exam.
von tim f•
Mar 14, 2017
It was good, and i learnt a lot, but it vexed me that in the first lesson they stated you didn't need to read music to get on with the course, but everything from then on seemed to require reading music including an very difficult final test reading some complicated Beethoven apparently! I understand why they did it that way, as they are used to reading music, but music can also be described as actual note names and the theory will be learnt nevertheless, without the massive barrier of having to translate it all from musical notation.
von Marc S•
Aug 28, 2017
Good course covering some of the fundamentals of music theory. I found the difficulty of the quizzes to be disproportionate to the material in the lectures and some of the material could be explained better. It would certainly be a challenging course to more novice students. I would recommend "Getting Started With Music Theory" by Michigan State University as a prerequisite. The cadence of the material is a lot more systematic and incremental and what I learned in that course helped me get through this one tremendously.
von Marquad E•
May 25, 2018
Areas where uncertainties are within the course melodic include phrasing and secondary dominants. I had make use of other online platforms to gather information on these two topics. Also, I feel that the exam is too difficult. I only learned a few things from it, not a great deal. But other than that, I learned quite a great deal and I am very grateful for it. I didn't really get how the circle of fifths worked before I was exposed to this course. Thank you very much, for the opportunity.
von Hannah L•
Apr 09, 2018
It would great if explanations could be given alongside incorrect answer choices. I'm auditing the course and got stuck on a few question during weekly tests, and I didn't know what I'd done wrong with them even once I'd passed the test. I'd love if there was a feature that explained why an answer choice is correct or incorrect.
von Brian B•
Feb 14, 2020
Level of difficulty is inconsistent. There are better basic topics to cover (learning how different note lengths actually work, completing bars with notes, time signatures) rather than cadances, the extremely technical and impracticle explaination of note length values etc.