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    Default Write Like Mozart: An Introduction to Classical Music Composition

    This is a Coursera class on music composition. Coursera classes are free, VERY good, and easy to follow online. I have taken several on Electronic Music Production.

    If you want to take a step past "Music Theory for Dummies," this would be a great class. Take 5 minutes to watch the intro video and figure out if this is for you. The more you know - the more you know, you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundinmotiondj View Post
    This is a Coursera class on music composition. Coursera classes are free, VERY good, and easy to follow online. I have taken several on Electronic Music Production.

    If you want to take a step past "Music Theory for Dummies," this would be a great class. Take 5 minutes to watch the intro video and figure out if this is for you. The more you know - the more you know, you know.

    https://www.coursera.org/course/classicalcomp
    Nice freebie!

    Looking at the syllabus, this isn't all Mickey-mouse stuff - there's some real tonal theory in there.

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    There's definitely some really good, advanced stuff in there. If one already has the basics of theory down, this would likely be an awesome course to learn more.

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    I don't know that I would go so far as to say it's "advanced," but it looks promising for people who learned to read music but stopped about there.

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    I meant advanced in terms of what I think most producers on this site would have as far as music theory knowledge background. Perhaps I'm just incorrectly making an assumption that music theory for many aspiring producers is limited.

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    That's fair.

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    Based on informal observations, many people on this chat board are likely lacking even some of the recommended background information. Even so, this class would seem to be VERY useful for anyone who was looking to begin producing (or composing) their own music.

    My own informal training in music has been spotty at best. I like taking a variety of music classes from music appreciation, to "history of" classes, to more formal "music theory" classes. I try for three or four classes like this one each year. Over the last 5 years it has made quite a difference in how I hear music, and how I approach music as a DJ.

    Recommended Background
    A background in basic music theory is needed. This should include familiarity with the following:
    1. key signatures;
    2. meter, time signature;
    3. reading treble and bass clefs;
    4. rhythmic note value names and meanings (eighth, quarter, half, etc.)
    5. reading of intervals (melodic and harmonic) up to a 10th.
    6. Chord types: major, minor, diminished, 7th chords (Mm7, m7, diminished 7, etc.)
    7. Basic roman numeral analysis: I-IV-V, etc.
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