Taught by Yale professor Craig Wright, this course, Listening to Music, operates on the assumption that listening to music is “not simply a passive activity one can use to relax, but rather, an active and rewarding process.” When we understand the basic elements of Western music (e.g., rhythm, melody, and form), we can appreciate music in entirely new ways. That includes everything from classical music, rock and techno, to Gregorian chant and the blues.
You can watch the 23 lectures above, on YouTube, or Yale’s website, where you’ll also find a syllabus and information on each class session. The main text used in the course is Listening to Music, written by the professor himself.
Listening to Music will be added to the Music section of our ever-growing collection, 1,700 Free Online Courses from Top Universities.
It’s also worth noting that Prof. Wright has created an interactive MOOC called Introduction to Classical Music. You might want to check it out.
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Sounds great. I’m enrolling. What do I do?
I would like to enroll in the Music Courae.
The links the author provided to the syllabus and sessions come up with “access denied”. To access them you need to get a Wayback Machine version of the webpage. (The Wayback Machine is a website that archives many websites so you can look back on what they looked like at a certain time.)
One link is https://web.archive.org/web/20171017111038/http://oyc.yale.edu/music/musi-112.
To access the download of the course materials remove the web archive part of the URL (i.e. it becomes http://openmedia.yale.edu:80/cgi-bin/open_yale/media_downloader.cgi?file=/courses/fall08/musi112/download/musi112.zip) otherwise it come up with “No file available for download.”
The course sessions link works within the web archive but the video is not playable. However the videos are available on YouTube (see the article above). If you wish to download the items below the video, remove the web archive part of the URL again.
The course is also in Coursera platform ;-)
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