Excellent course! Very well designed and systematically organised with useful materials. I have learnt a lot and gained confidence to continue my music path, Thank you Professor Edwards!
This was truly eye opening and not only for classical music composing - you can apply your knowledge from this course to many other styles as well! Can't recommend it enough!
by joel p•
very good course
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by Zohar S•
The course is good for getting a first experience in writing harmonic progressions. However, the main problem with the course is the peer-reviewed assignment. Since not many students are taking the course, the system couldn't supply four students' assignments to review, thus I had to search the forum for assignments to review (students who pasted links to their works and asked for reviews). In order to review four works, I had to search for assignments that were handed in more than a year ago... By the same token, not many students reviewed my work. Maybe replacing the peer-reviewed assignment with a final quiz would work better for this course.
by Abhijit B•
It's a really nice course for those who want to apply their music theory knowledge to compose music. The course provides sufficient material to understand the different concepts of 18th century Classical music. Dr. Peter Edwards explains the concepts beautifully with well organized slides. The final assignment makes sure that you have understood all the important concepts taught during the entire course. However, it is recommended to have some basic knowledge of music theory before enrolling for the course. Highly recommended!
by Jerome C•
The overall course is designed for the student who has a music background. It actually not an introduction music course for everyone, if you don't have any knowledge regarding music theory, it is difficult and you'll easy to lose motivation to continue the course. I would say at least you should have grade 5 ABRSM theory knowledge then join this course. However, the course is awesome for those who have interested in composing music.
by Javier R•
A great course, definitely the best course for composition out there, it teachs you a wide number of techniques to use, and the video lessons are very easy to understand (if you already know the basics of music) definitely a great option for those wanting to get into classical composition.
by Rita V•
This course reviews a lot of music theory 1 so it may get tired sometimes for people who have a background in theory. But, this course is full of useful tools for composing and dives deeper into some theory topics than you usually get in the standard music theory 1 class.
by Joseph W•
This class is a great starting point for learning about late 18th century Germanic classical styled music.
by David E•
Good material, but peer grading was disappointing. Not really a substitute for composing lessons.
by Marcos H B•
More difficult than I expected, but definitely an excellent course.
by Seohyang O P•
It was useful to listen to this course.
by Emilson A V•
Very clear explanations.