An introduction to music theory
An introduction to music theory

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An introduction to music theory

An introduction to music theory

Introduction

This free course, An introduction to music theory, introduces you to the basic concepts of western music notation and music theory that you need to know before you embark on the Open University course A224 Inside music [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] . It covers ground similar to that found in the syllabus of the Associated Board Theory Grades 1–3 (ABRSM, 2011).

Sound files have been provided for all the music notation examples as it is important for you to be able to listen to the sounds represented by the notation. There is an audio bar below each notated example; click on the button on the left side to play and pause the relevant sound file.

This free course is recommended preparatory material for the Open University course A224 Inside music.

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