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Months of entry

Anytime

Course content

Music exists, first and foremost, in the soul, mind and body. It is something we feel before we understand it. Your introduction to the wonderful world of music theory, this course will help you to decipher the language used to describe the intoxicating combination of art and science that is music.

You’ll be guided through the fundamental underpinnings of modern western music theory and the building blocks used to create melodies and chords, leaving you well-prepared to tackle any piece that you might encounter in your development as a musician.

You’ll learn the 12 notes of the musical alphabet, be able to differentiate between the two systems that exist for writing music in treble and bass clefs, understand the rhythmic values of notes and discover many rhythmic concepts.

You’ll explore the major and natural minor scales, learn how to write both generic and specific intervals on the stave, and become familiar with the diatonic triads of major and minor keys.

The course provides a detailed analysis of the role played by seventh chords in western music theory, how to construct major seventh, minor seventh and dominant seventh chords, and the role of seventh chords in major and minor scales.

An introduction to the concept of modes in western music theory is also included.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Learn how to read music and interpret notes and intervals
  • Become familiar with the major and minor scales
  • Understand the diatonic triads of major and minor keys
  • Explore the role played by seventh chords
  • Become familiar with the concept of modes

Information for international students

Music exists, first and foremost, in the soul, mind and body. It is something we feel before we understand it. Your introduction to the wonderful world of music theory, this course will help you to decipher the language used to describe the intoxicating combination of art and science that is music.

You’ll be guided through the fundamental underpinnings of modern western music theory and the building blocks used to create melodies and chords, leaving you well-prepared to tackle any piece that you might encounter in your development as a musician.

You’ll learn the 12 notes of the musical alphabet, be able to differentiate between the two systems that exist for writing music in treble and bass clefs, understand the rhythmic values of notes and discover many rhythmic concepts.

You’ll explore the major and natural minor scales, learn how to write both generic and specific intervals on the stave, and become familiar with the diatonic triads of major and minor keys.

The course provides a detailed analysis of the role played by seventh chords in western music theory, how to construct major seventh, minor seventh and dominant seventh chords, and the role of seventh chords in major and minor scales.

An introduction to the concept of modes in western music theory is also included.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Learn how to read music and interpret notes and intervals
  • Become familiar with the major and minor scales
  • Understand the diatonic triads of major and minor keys
  • Explore the role played by seventh chords
  • Become familiar with the concept of modes

Fees and funding

UK students
£127
International students
£127

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Quality Licence Scheme
    part time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • CPD
    flexible
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    The Music Theory Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points. Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course. This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15). The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector. The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life. Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.150

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