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MOOCs for music

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MOOCs related to music:

Course

Institution

Start date and duration

Songwriting

Learn an efficient, effective process for writing songs that express your ideas and emotions, including a range of tools that revolve around the concept of prosody—the matching of lyrics and music to support your underlying message.

Berklee College of Music

 

Apr 28 2014

6 weeks

Introduction to Guitar

Grasp the essentials needed to begin playing acoustic or electric guitar. You'll learn an easy approach to get you playing quickly, through a combination of exploring the instrument, performance technique, and basic music theory.

Berklee College of Music

 

Apr 28 2014

6 weeks

Developing Your Musicianship

Learn the basic concepts and approaches needed to understand, create, and perform contemporary music.

Berklee College of Music

 

Apr 1st 2014

6 weeks

Jazz Improvisation

Learn the basic concepts of improvisation from Gary Burton, one of the most renowned improvisers in the jazz world, including the mental, melodic, and harmonic processes that contribute to the instinctive skills that an improviser puts to use when taking a solo.

Berklee College of Music

 

Apr 28 2014

5 weeks

Introduction to Music Production

Learn about the music production process—including recording, editing, and mixing—and the tools available to you to create contemporary music on your computer.

Berklee College of Music

 

Apr 1 2014

6 weeks

History of Rock, Part One

Learn about the early days of rock music, from the pre-rock years of the post World War II era through the birth of rock in the mid 1950s to the psychedelic era of the late 1960s.

University of Rochester

May 9 2014

7 weeks

Fundamentals of Music Theory

This course will introduce students to the theory of music, providing them with the skills needed to read and write Western music notation, as well as to understand, analyse, and listen informedly. It will cover material such as pitches and scales, intervals, clefs, rhythm, form, meter, phrases and cadences, and basic harmony.

University of Edinburgh

July 2014

5 weeks