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MUS 241: The Language of Music

MUS 241: The Language of Music (Missouri State University). Instructor: Dr. Amy Muchnick. This course is a study of the ways music creatively expresses self-understanding, cultural environment, and aesthetic values from ancient to modern times. It provides a brief introduction to the many types of Western music from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, based on instrumentation and vocal practices: music of the Middle Ages (450-1450); Renaissance music (1450-1600); Baroque music (1600-1750); Classical music (1750-1820); and 20th century music (1900s).

Introduction


Lecture 01 - Introduction and the Elements of Music: Pitch
Lecture 02 - The Elements of Music 2: Tone, Interval, Dynamics, Rhythm, Beat, Tempo
Lecture 03 - The Elements of Music 3: Melody, Key, Harmony, Chord
Lecture 04 - The Instrument Families 1: Strings
Lecture 05 - The Instrument Families 2: The Woodwinds
Lecture 06 - Music of the Middle Ages 1: History of Music, Chant
Lecture 07 - Music of the Middle Ages 2: Pope Gregory I, Secular Song, Polyphonic Music
Lecture 08 - Middle Ages to the Renaissance
Lecture 09 - Music of the Renaissance
Lecture 10 - The Baroque Period 1: Characteristics of Baroque Music, Opera
Lecture 11 - The Baroque Period 2: Opera (cont.), Baroque Instrumental Genres
Lecture 12 - The Baroque Period 3: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lecture 13 - The Baroque Period 4: Bach (cont.), Vocal Genres, George Frideric Handel
Lecture 14 - The Classical Period: Traits of Classical Music, Standard Classical Symphony/ Form
Lecture 15 - The Classical Period 2: Minuet and Trio, Theme & Variations, Rondo Form, Joseph Haydn
Lecture 16 - The Classical Period 3: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his Music/ Opera
Lecture 17 - The Classical Period 4: Mozart's Instrumental Music, Ludwig van Beethoven
Lecture 18 - The Classical Period 5: Beethoven's Music
Lecture 19 - The Romantic Period: Romantic Music, Art Song, Franz Schubert
Lecture 20 - The Romantic Period 2: Piano Genres, Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt
Lecture 21 - The Romantic Period 3: Orchestra Music, Hector Berlioz
Lecture 22 - The Romantic Period 4: Nationalism, Modest Mussorgsky, Peter TChaikovsky
Lecture 23 - The Romantic Period 5: Antonin Dvorak, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini
Lecture 24 - The Romantic Period 6: Richard Wagner
Lecture 25 - Characteristics of 20th Century Music, Impressionism, Claude Debussy
Lecture 26 - The 20th Century 2: Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky
Lecture 27 - The 20th Century 3: Expressionism, Arnold Schoenberg
Lecture 28 - The 20th Century 4: Arnold Schoenberg, Bela Bartok
Lecture 29 - The 20th Century 5: Aaron Copland
Lecture 30 - The 20th Century 6: John Cage, George Crumb
Lecture 31 - The 20th Century: John Adams, Conclusion