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..:-)
May 01, 2020
Its not as easy as it seems, it will give you a good challenge. After you finish this, you will be more confident about your music theory. Thank you University of Edinburgh! Thank you Coursera!
von Jael T•
Jun 30, 2017
This course was really good and I learned a lot, but the teachers jumped around a lot and assumed that the students knew a lot of information already. I was able to survive simply because I had studied about a third of the information presented already. It is a very good course, but not complete. More explanations and examples of HOW to do/calculate the concepts presented would be nice.
von Anıl Ç•
Oct 03, 2016
Generally this course has good subjects and syllabus. In some parts of course they teach reasons of the subjects and it becomes more logical for me. The only reason that I gave four stars is lecture videos are not enough for the final exam. Especially for part 2 of final exam, some questions are more detailed for given lectures. However, it was a good introduction for music theory.
von Jan S•
Jan 15, 2017
First of all: Thank you very much for providing this, I've learned a lot!
Why not 5 stars?
In some cases you just used a link to Wikipedia as additional material for a video. In the first and second week you had more details, I know you already kindly invested a lot of time, but I would appreciate if you could add some details to those sections where you just used links.
von Lillian G V•
Jun 10, 2018
It's quite good, and everything that was asked in the exams was explained. But I feel it could have been a lot better if they exaplained everything in a more explicit way. Personally, i learn more when things are shown with examples and several concepts than just with listening about the topic, and I know I'm not the only one who learns that way
von David G•
Apr 10, 2018
Really helpful for getting a basic grasp of concepts that I've struggled with without really learning in other places. The final exam is somewhat of a departure from the course material though and requires a fair amount of self-learning to complete. But I'm thankful for the free course!
von Danila G•
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).
von Gervasio G•
Dec 23, 2019
Course was great. The main challenge seemed to be the big gap between the first 4 or 5 weeks and the analysis of a musical piece expected for the final exam. It would be nice to have a more guided path for that final task.
von Beryl O•
Jul 15, 2017
More dfficult than i thought it would be especially week 5 and 6 which moves to complex concepts very quickly. A lot of content in week 5 which may be easier to digest if split? Otherwise a good challenging course!
von Ishaan K•
Oct 03, 2016
Very informative course. Teaches all the fundamentals till they're painfully obvious. It has helped me understand the skeletal structure of the music I listen to and has helped answer many questions. Thank you.
von Yasmine A M•
Jul 21, 2017
Wow! The course is very rich! I never knew that music is so complicated.
The professors are really amazing, and they teach us verbal cues to memorize the complicated parts (Every good boy deserves fun!!)
von IKTAN D L V B•
Oct 22, 2019
You need some knowledge on music before starting the course, some of the lectures and quizzes are too hard but it’s definitely worth it. I learned a LOT and I’m happy that I took this course!
von Joshua H•
Jan 07, 2018
This course moves just a little bit too fast for beginners. I think it needs to be spread out a little bit with further explanations for people who don't understand what they are saying.
von Chloe A G•
Oct 17, 2016
This was a great class, but some of the information could have been more comprehensive, and some of the questions on the tests did not match the information from the lectures.
Oct 12, 2016
Good for beginners, introduced basic theory systemly. But a few mistakes appeared, though corrected in the videos too, but better to clear them in the future shifts.
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.