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Introduction to World Music
Introduction to World Music

MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the Web, free of charge.This course is an introduction to diverse musical traditions of the world. Music from a wide range of…

Musical Improvisation
Musical Improvisation

MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the Web, free of charge.In this course, students study concepts and practice techniques of improvisation in solo and ensemble…

Composing for Jazz Orchestra
Composing for Jazz Orchestra

MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the Web, free of charge.This class explores composition and arrangement for the large jazz ensemble from 1920s foundations to…

Music of India
Music of India

MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the Web, free of charge.This course focuses on Hindustani classical music of North India, and also involves learning about th…

Music of Africa
Music of Africa

MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the Web, free of charge.This course is an introduction to selected musical traditions of West Africa. A variety of musical pr…

Popular Musics of the World
Popular Musics of the World

MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the Web, free of charge.This course focuses on popular music, i.e. music created for and transmitted by mass media. Various p…

The American South
The American South
Its Stories, Music, and Art

From small farms to urban neighborhoods, from the region itself to the more distant worlds of the southern diaspora, we discover the stories, music, and art of the American South.Syllabus - What you will learn from this co…

The Blues
The Blues
Understanding and Performing an American Art Form

The blues is an American art form and the most important musical form in jazz. Although there are other formal paradigms of the blues, such as 8-bar or 16-bar, this course focuses on different incarnations of the 12-bar blues. There are …

Developing Your Musicianship Specialization
Developing Your Musicianship Specialization
Develop your skills as a musician . Deepen your understanding of music theory to develop your skills as a musician.

Nurture your love for, and understanding of, music with this specialization. Learn the fundamentals of music theory, including major and minor tonalities, chord scales, song forms, and chord qualities. You’ll also practice training your …

Getting Started With Music Theory
Getting Started With Music Theory

This course is a brief introduction to the elements of music theory for those with little or no music theory experience. We will explore pitch, rhythm, meter, notation, scales, keys, key signatures, meter signatures, triads, seventh chor…

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