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Music and Dance


Welcome to the Wikiversity School of Music and Dance. This school will offer learning material in music theory, composition, ear training, and history courses. Please feel free to add courses or subject matter.

Active participants[edit]

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) :

Note to new instructors[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 materials and learning projects. Divisions can link subdivisions or to departments. For more information on schools, divisions and departments look at the Naming Conventions.

Where are the courses ?[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

Music instruments[edit]

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.



Western music[edit]

Music resources[edit]

Hands on[edit]


Open Source softwares[edit]

For all operating systems

  • Metronome
  • Music Instrument Tuner (a great tool that has nice features such as showing harmonics, wave form, etc.)
  • Guitar tuner
  • Vtones (cross platform midi editor)
  • Audacity (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, etc.)
  • Musescore (cross-platform music notation software)

For Linux

  • Calf Plugins (very nice plugins : compressor, multichorus, reverb,etc.)
  • GTick (very nice and useful metronome for Gnome desktop)

External links[edit]