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    Just in case someone might not know about this, but be interested:
    There are various free courses online, like from Coursera:
    https://www.coursera.org

    Today seems to be the start day for classes, (though at times in the past, you could start at any time, so I don't know if that really matters), and they do have a number of music related classes. Some of the courses are fun, some aren't, but for free, you can sign up and decide what you think.

    I was looking for a fun distraction from some upcoming things, so signed up for the course on the music of The Beatles, (again - can never get enough of The Beatles, LOL), and some of the other music related courses. There are music theory classes, composition classes, and much more. And, of course, lots of classes unrelated to music, too.

    Instructors are from around the world.

    I signed up for more courses than I could probably handle, but since it's free, I'll see what sticks, and have fun.

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    No ukulele specific classes. Many business courses on site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow21 View Post
    No ukulele specific classes. Many business courses on site.
    Music specific courses, though.
    IIRC, some people here were interested in music theory, for example and there are some free courses on that.

    Anyway, just thought I'd mention it, in case someone was interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyful Uke View Post
    Music specific courses, though.
    IIRC, some people here were interested in music theory, for example and there are some free courses on that.

    Anyway, just thought I'd mention it, in case someone was interested.
    Thanks! I took a course from there when in grad school but forgot about the site. Thanks for the reminder!
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    Thanks for the pointer! My wife's been doing some mathematics and data analysis classes through Coursera. I never thought to look for music. Looks like some great potential there!

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    Several years ago I took a music theory from Coursera a few years ago. I learned a lot.

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    Thanks for that. There are thousands of free online courses offered by institutions around the world. You could spend all day learning - for free.
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    My Wife has done quite a lot of the Coursera free courses.

    Overall very good experience on the Art, Archaeology and History courses she has done.

    I did start one on Photography but it turned out to be very basic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyful Uke View Post
    Just in case someone might not know about this, but be interested:
    There are various free courses online, like from Coursera:
    https://www.coursera.org

    Today seems to be the start day for classes, (though at times in the past, you could start at any time, so I don't know if that really matters), and they do have a number of music related classes. Some of the courses are fun, some aren't, but for free, you can sign up and decide what you think.

    I was looking for a fun distraction from some upcoming things, so signed up for the course on the music of The Beatles, (again - can never get enough of The Beatles, LOL), and some of the other music related courses. There are music theory classes, composition classes, and much more. And, of course, lots of classes unrelated to music, too.

    Instructors are from around the world.

    I signed up for more courses than I could probably handle, but since it's free, I'll see what sticks, and have fun.
    I created an account and tried to sign up but I was given a 30 trial followed by $39/month. Maybe some courses are free. Mine certainly wasn't. ;-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by eclipsme View Post
    I created an account and tried to sign up but I was given a 30 trial followed by $39/month. Maybe some courses are free. Mine certainly wasn't. ;-(
    I hate it when that happens. I sign up for something that is free, but I have to give a CC number - just in case. Or I have to sign up - for free - but I can cancel within a certain time.
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