Over on the Coursera Exploring Beethoven's Piano Sonatas
thread, carlos88 pointed out another course of interest:
There's also another upcoming Coursera course, coming up in January,
Write Like Mozart: An Introduction to Classical Music Composition https://www.coursera.org/course/classicalcomp
which I'm looking forward to in addition to the Beethoven course.
I'm starting this separate thread for this course, so we're not all mixed up in the Beethoven course.
A question came up about whether the ability to read music is required for this composition course, and I said:
The Composition course expects the student to have had a basic introduction to music theory: to be familiar with keys, intervals, chords, and Roman numeral analysis. The preview video for the course shows notation.
I'm willing to help out with the intro to music theory part of this, either in preparation or while we're taking the course. One place where we're currently exploring the first basics of music theory is the Got totally stuck, need help
thread. That thread is pitched for someone working in Alfred's All-In-One Level 1: basic information about chords, scales, and keys. If more threads are started, I for one will happily contribute to them.
I'm signed up for the course and looking forward to it.