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
by mehmet c v•
May 22, 2019
It is perfect for beginner musicians.
by Raúl S R H•
Aug 26, 2019
Excellent professors in this course!
by Leila K•
Sep 15, 2019
Thank you so much for this opportunity to learn for free Music Theory
by Diego B•
Sep 20, 2019
All of the team is composed of very professional and knoledgeable professors who teach with joy and challenge the studens.
by Prashant R•
Sep 23, 2019
by Zakareya G•
Sep 28, 2019
Very useful course.
by Cintli E R M•
Oct 09, 2019
It is nice learning with them, it is smooth, still the information is very complete. Thanks.
by Jingwen X•
Oct 10, 2019
by Jacobo D V•
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.
by Xingcong L•
Dec 27, 2018
Good to newbie to start from music theory. But got a bit confused when watching the videos.
by 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
by Neil S•
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.
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.
by 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.
by 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!
by 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.
by 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
by 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
by 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.
by 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.
by 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.
by Judith S•
Nov 23, 2016
At the beginning, I thought the course was very good for beginners or people that know how to play an instrument well but would like to know more about the theoretical background.
However, the last two sessions were very hard and there could have been more detailed course material throughout the course and more exercises to make sure the concepts are well-understood by all students.
Nevertheless, the course proved to be very useful and enabled me to analyse a musical piece, which made it worthwhile.
by Stefan O•
Sep 05, 2016
Great introduction to music theory. In some sections the layout of the course could be somewhat better.
by 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!
by Megan M•
Dec 20, 2016