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Using a simple and enjoyable teaching style, this course introduces the novice listener to the wonders of classical music, from Bach fugues to Mozart symphonies to Puccini operas....
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完成時間為 3 小時

What Is Music?

Every day around the world, billions of people listen to music of one sort or another, and millions listen to Western classical music. Why do we do it? Because it’s fun? Because it energizes or relaxes us? Because it keeps us current, allows us to understand what’s happening in past and popular culture? The pull of music--especially classical music—has never been explained. The aim of this course is to do just that: To explicate the mysteries and beauties of some of Western cultures greatest musical compositions—among them masterpieces of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, and Puccini. We begin with the elements of music, breaking classical musical into its components of pitch, duration, and sound color, allowing us to better understand how music works. Next, we proceed to the compositions themselves, starting with the Middle Ages and Renaissance, to show how Western music developed in ways unique to the West. Ultimately, we reach the masters, commencing with Bach. What makes his music great? Why does it move us? What should we listen for? And so we proceed down through Western musical history, visiting virtually the people who created it and the places where they did so. By the end, we hope all of us have become more human (enriched our personalities) and had a rollicking good time!...
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9 個視頻(共 55 分鐘), 7 個閱讀材料, 3 個測驗
Video9 個視頻
1.1 - Introduction5分鐘
1.2 - Popular Music and Classical Music Compared6分鐘
1.3 - Music and Emotions4分鐘
1.4 - How Do We Hear Music? Sound Waves and the Ear6分鐘
1.5 - Music Thrills Us, Music Chills Us1分鐘
1.6 - Why We Like What We Like? It's Nurture2分鐘
1.7 - It's Nurture: The Syntax of Western Music5分鐘
1.8 - Why We Like What We Like? It's Nature8分鐘
Reading7 個閱讀材料
Begin Here10分鐘
Syllabus10分鐘
Suggested Readings [Update]10分鐘
Spotify Playlist10分鐘
Course Certificate10分鐘
Grading and Logistics10分鐘
Pre-Course Survey10分鐘
Quiz3 個練習
Popular Music and Classical Music Compared4分鐘
How Do We Hear Music? Sound Waves and the Ear10分鐘
Why We Like What We Like? It's Nature12分鐘

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How Music Works, it's Magic.

What is Music? Is music simply the organization of sounds and silences passing through time? Or is it more? Poet Victor Hugo believes music is "what feelings sound like." In this first module, we’ll take apart Hugo’s seemingly simple statement by spending some time asking how and why music induces strong emotions in people across different cultures. We’ll begin with a look at the inner workings of the human ear to determine how our brains process sound waves. Then, we’ll travel to different parts of the world, comparing and contrasting both traditional and popular Western music with sounds from various regions and cultures. You’ll find that it is both culture and the physics of music that determine why we like the music we like! From there, we’ll be ready to take a look at the basic elements of musical composition; rhythm, melody, texture, etc. We’ll also learn how classical composers used these elements in some of their most famous works and how modern artists are still using them today. Finally, we will see how the elements of musical composition have evolved over time and how they have been translated to a universal language enjoyed and understood by millions....
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18 個視頻(共 147 分鐘), 10 個測驗
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2.2 - Introduction to Musical Notation5分鐘
2.3 - Rhythm: What is It?10分鐘
2.4 - Hearing the Downbeat, Feeling the Emotion11分鐘
2.5 - Tempo (and How We Feel About It)5分鐘
3.1 - What is Melody?3分鐘
3.2 - Melodic Notation and Scales9分鐘
3.3 - Major and Minor Scales6分鐘
3.4 - The Chromatic Scale4分鐘
3.5 - How We Feel About the Music: Mode and Mood4分鐘
3.6 - Melodic Structure: The Tonic2分鐘
3.7 - Modulation: Changing the Tonic (of the Key)8分鐘
3.8 - Phrase Structure in Music: Beethoven's Ode to Joy14分鐘
4.1 - Harmony: A Distinctly Western Phenomenon12分鐘
4.2 - Chord Progressions and Cadences10分鐘
4.3 - Melody and Harmony Working Together7分鐘
4.4 - Major and Minor Triads8分鐘
4.5 - Hearing the Harmony11分鐘
Quiz10 個練習
Beat, Meter, and Rhythm10分鐘
Hearing the Downbeat, Feeling the Emotion10分鐘
Tempo (and How We Feel About It)8分鐘
Melodic Notation and Scales14分鐘
The Chromatic Scale10分鐘
How We Feel About the Music: Mode and Mood6分鐘
Phrase Structure in Music: Beethoven's Ode to Joy2分鐘
Harmony: A Distinctly Western Phenomenon10分鐘
Chord Progressions and Cadences4分鐘
Major and Minor Triads8分鐘

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The Sound of Music

Have you ever wondered what it is that makes music sound sometimes rich and luxurious and sometimes strange and mysterious? Well, you’re in luck because this module, we’ll explore what the nature of simultaneous sounds and textures. We’ll start off with a look at chords, specifically how the three types of triads– tonic, dominant, subdominant– build a foundation upon which a melody can be constructed. Once we understand the rules of musical syntax, we’ll be ready to learn about musical progressions including the three types of cadences.We’ll also look at major and minor triads and how they work. Then, we’ll learn how to hear the bass and focus on the harmony of a song. Finally, I’ll talk you through the four families of musical instruments–brasses, percussions, strings, and woodwinds---and the various musical textures, forms, and styles that they can create. How exciting!...
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8 個視頻(共 142 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 6 個測驗
Video8 個視頻
5.2 - Musorgsky Makes a Wagon Move in Music10分鐘
5.3 - The Four Families of Instruments18分鐘
5.4 - Building a Symphony Orchestra12分鐘
6.1 - Musical Texture13分鐘
6.2 - Musical Form34分鐘
6.3 - Musical Style14分鐘
Office Hours I 27分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Module 3 YouTube Playlists10分鐘
Quiz6 個練習
Why Do Instruments Sound Differently, One From Another?6分鐘
Musorgsky Marks a Wagon Move in Music6分鐘
Building a Symphony Orchestra8分鐘
Musical Texture6分鐘
Musical Form8分鐘
Musical Style2分鐘

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Music Back in the Day

We will cover a thousand years in musical evolution during this modules lectures! We'll start with the Middle Ages taking a look at its functional chants and dance music, then we’ll move to the period of the Renaissance, and finish off by listening to the ornate melodies of opera heard throughout the early Baroque period. From this, you’ll begin to see how advances in musical notation allowed compositions to become both more specific and more complex. These advances are ultimately responsible for focus being shifted away from the performers and towards the composers themselves.Along the way, we’ll highlight some of these musical inventors and innovators, such as Hildegard of Bingen and Johann Pachelbel. We’ll also have the unique opportunity to see (and in some cases even hear) many of the instruments that were popular during these different time periods. This will be a real treat, made possible with help from Yale instructor, Grant Herreid. Many thanks are owed to him!...
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13 個視頻(共 125 分鐘), 1 個閱讀材料, 6 個測驗
Video13 個視頻
7.2 - Gregorian Chant7分鐘
7.3 - Monasteries and Convents6分鐘
7.4 - The Chant of Hildegard of Bingen4分鐘
7.5 - Early Polyphony7分鐘
7.6 - Polyphony at the Cathedral of Reims: Machaut's Messe de Nostre Dame8分鐘
7.7 - Dance Music of the Court12分鐘
8.1 - Introduction to the Renaissance4分鐘
8.2 - Humanism in Music5分鐘
8.3 - Musical Instruments and Dances20分鐘
8.4 - The A Cappella Motet12分鐘
8.5 - Reformation and the Counter-Reformation15分鐘
8.6 - The Madrigal14分鐘
Reading1 個閱讀材料
Module 4 Youtube Playlist10分鐘
Quiz6 個練習
Gregorian Chant10分鐘
The Chant of Hildegard of Bingen6分鐘
Polyphony at the Cathedral of Reims: Machaut's Messe de Nostre Dame8分鐘
Musical Instruments and Dances10分鐘
The A Cappella Motet14分鐘
The Madrigal10分鐘
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創建者 ERMar 8th 2016

This course has a lot of information. It is well organized, and so many music illustrations. I am really enjoying this course, and will freely recommend it to anyone interested in classical music.

創建者 RBJun 20th 2016

One of the best courses I have taken so far. The instructor is simply the best and the material is awesome. I learnt so much and could not stop until I finished. Great job Prof. You are the best.

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Craig Wright

Henry L & Lucy G Moses Professor of Music
Department of Music

關於 Yale University

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