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Open Yale Courses: Listening to Music

Open Yale Courses: Listening to Music

This course fosters the development of aural skills that lead to an understanding of Western music. The musical novice is introduced to the ways in which music is put together and is taught how to listen to a wide variety of musical styles, from Bach and Mozart, to Gregorian chant, to the blues.


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heidi upton
heidi upton (Faculty)
10 years ago

This is an online course for Introduction to Music students. Professor Wright holds "sessions" in an actual class that is interactive in the sense that he asks his audience for questions or comments, to which from time to time they respond. His presentation of introductory musical material is personable and clear. He limits information to the basics, using whiteboard, and with demonstrations either at the piano, by standing/conducting for example, and by using recordings of both classical and popular musical examples of concepts under investigation.

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Easy to use, with specific elements of the lecture within a particular session able to be accessed by separate timed segments that are titled.

This resource might be useful as a complement to a face to faceĀ or an online course. It is also a stand alone course that would be suitable for adult learners.

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