Music Theory: Instruments and Rhythm

Course Level 1: Introductory

Estimated Study Time: 1-2 hours

This course will teach you to develop your aural listening skills by focusing on classical music and learning about different instruments and musical techniques used in classical musical pieces. The course begins by introducing you to music theory and describing different instruments and musical genres.

You will learn how aspects of classical music can be applied to other genres of music and the differences between motives and themes. Next, the course teaches you about the fundamentals of rhythm, in particular about musical notation and what different musical notes represent. You will also learn how to identify meters in musical excerpts including counting measures and musical dictation. The course then shows you how to identify rhythm in different genres of music such as jazz, pop, and classical music.

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