Fundamentals of Music OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Bachelor Level Music Fundamentals Course by MIT

Published Feb 21, 2009

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'Fundamentals of Music,' an OpenCourseWare project from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), explores the origins of musical theory and practice, based on the Kodály philosophy of music education. This course would be particularly beneficial for students interested in a Bachelor of Arts in Music.

Fundamentals of Music: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
No Yes No

Fundamentals of Music: Course Description

Are you interested in the rudimentary elements of music composition and performance? If so, this course from MIT's music department can help you learn the basics. Students review the fundamental elements of music, with an emphasis on singing and keyboard practice. The teaching style used in' Fundamentals of Music' draws from the Kodály philosophy of music education, which is based on the idea that music should be accessible to everyone and that all people have a fundamental right to music literacy. Key topics include pitch names, functional harmony and chord progressions. This course is taught by Professor Pamela Wood.

Learning tools available in 'Fundamentals of Music' include assignment descriptions, a reading list, additional related resources, including some online material, and descriptions of piano labs, with examples of instructor materials. To learn more about music basics, visit the course page for this free, online music class.

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