PLUC Weekend Workout

16 Feb

Yet another free courses website is ALISON. There are over 300 courses available, including an Introduction To Music Theory.

The course introduces the basic concepts and terms needed to discuss melody and harmony. Concepts covered include interval, major and minor keys and scales, triads, chords and beginning harmonic analysis. It’s suitable for adults with no background in music theory but some familiarity with reading common notation and playing an instrument (or singing).

Upon completion of this course you will understand where octaves come from; you will know how to name a particular octave and how to divide octaves into a scale. You will know enharmonic spelling of notes such as sharp, flat or natural. You will be able to identify the pitch of a note, chromatic scales, whole steps, whole tone scales and intervals. You will understand how to classify intervals including perfect, major, minor, augmented and diminished intervals. You will know about ear training and relative pitch, tuning, playing chords by ear, improvisation, recognising intervals, writing music and much more.

(Note – the courses on the ALISON site are free but they charge if you want to have a certificate from them – so don’t bother about getting the certificate!)

Other PLUC music theory postings.

Other quizzes.


Posted by on February 16, 2014 in Playing Help – Sites & Resources


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2 responses to “PLUC Weekend Workout

  1. William Kelly

    February 16, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    “Thank you for this. You are like a fountain of information, I have no idea how you find this stuff. I guess firstly if helps if you know what you are looking for.
    Hope you have had a great weekend.


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