Music Theory: Foundations for Great Music (The Great Courses Series)
What is the Music Theory: Foundations for Great Music Course?
Music has a phenomenal power to move, transport, and delight us. Across numerous styles and forms, great music expresses the inexpressible, speaks across time and cultures, and galvanizes audiences across the world. And the more we understand about music, the more we appreciate it, and a knowledge of music theory is the best place to start. In this course, you will explore the essential elements of musical form, structure, and composition, such as tonality, rhythm and meter, counterpoint, harmony, musical narrative, and playing the score. Throughout the course, you will learn to read and understand the written score, see how musical tones are written down in the form of notes, study how rhythm and meter work in music, how the key element of musical harmony functions, how a musical score is performed, and much more. With highly valuable insights for both listeners and instrumentalists, these 18 engaging lessons will teach you to become literate in the language of music.