Pitch. Rhythm. Scales. Intervals. Chords. Harmony. If you're serious about music, these are fundamental concepts you need to understand and master. Music Theory 101 will set you on your way. After more than 40 years at Berklee, Professor Emeritus Paul Schmeling has helped countless students build a solid base of musical knowledge. And he'll do the same for you, supported by class discussions, interactive tools, and personalized feedback that will help you put these theories into practice every day. Join our community of beginning learners for engaging, hands-on activities that will help you read, write, and truly hear the elements of music like never before. Enroll today!
“Having this fundamental knowledge allows you to better understand basic musical concepts,” Schmeling says. “It allows you to converse with other musicians and communicate through written music. It’s all about musical literacy.” Read more
“Music Theory 101 gave me a solid foundation in basic music theory and demystified a lot of musical terms and ideas that I always had had trouble with trying to learn on my own.” –D. Somerville
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