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Music and Dance


Welcome to the Wikiversity School of Music and Dance. Music is an extremely broad topic. This school will offer learning material in music theory, composition, ear training, and history courses. The courses in each field of study are numbered in the order that the courses should be completed. Please feel free to add courses or subject matter.

Divisions and Departments[edit]

Here are the current departments in the School of Music and Dance

  • Music in Film - Participants study the history of music in film and create sound tracks for new movies.
  • Basic Blues & Rock - participants learn and practice the fundamental patterns, chord progressions and other basics of Blues, Rock and related music styles.

Learning resources[edit]

Where are the courses?
Waiting for you to create one. Wikiversity is a developing project, and depends on its contributors (anyone can contribute) for its content. Whether you call it a "course" or a "learning project", you can organize it here. Courses/Learning projects can be organised from a new "Topic" page, or directly in the Main namespace (ie without any prefix). We encourage you to take the initiative and add your materials here!
Follow these links to learn how: Intro to Learning ProjectsThe Main Learning Projects PageCredentials, diplomas & provenancePoliciesLearningEducation


Theory and Composition[edit]

Western Music[edit]

The goal of the Theory and Composition department is to equip the student with the tools and skills necessary to compose, arrange and analyze music. At the completion of this course of study, students will possess the skills and knowledge of western theory, creative writing, arranging, as well as having a portfolio of original works.

Ear Training[edit]

Ear training is learning/training your ears to recognize what you hear and put it down onto paper. These are basic learning guides, exercises and projects to help you understand in a meaningful way the flurry of sound in music.

Jazz Studies[edit]

African Music[edit]

African Music and Dance


Hands On[edit]



Note to new instructors
Proper formatting
If you wish to start your own Division or Department in the School of Music and Dance, please use the page naming format of:

[[Topic:Your Department Name | Your full departmental name]]

Divisions and Departments of this school exist on pages in "topic" namespace. Start the name of departments with the "Topic:" prefix; departments reside in the Topic: namespace. Departments and divisions link to learning meaterials and learning projects. Divisions can link subdivisions or to departments. For more information on schools, divisions and departments look at the Naming Conventions.

Active participants[edit]

The histories of Wikiversity pages indicate who the active participants are. If you are an active participant in this school, you can list your name here (this can help small schools grow and the participants communicate better; for large schools it is not needed).

External links[edit]

Open Source Software for musicians[edit]

  • Metronome
  • Free Music Instrument Tuner - a great tool that has nice features such as showing harmonics, wave form,...
  • (Guitar) Tuner
  • Vtones - Cross platform midi editor
  • Audacity - The Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor (a helpful tool for simple recordings and editing)
  • Ardour - Digital Audio Workstation (a great program for multi-track recording, mixing, mastering,...)
  • Musescore - a cross-platform music notation software

for Linux[edit]

  • Calf Plugins - Very nice plugins (Compressor, Multichorus, Reverb,...)
  • GTick - a very nice and useful Metronome for Gnome desktop