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MUSI 112: Listening to Music

MUSI 112: Listening to Music (Fall 2008, Open Yale Courses). Instructor: Professor Craig Wright. 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. (from oyc.yale.edu)

Introduction


Lecture 01 - Introduction
Lecture 02 - Introduction to Instruments and Musical Genres
Lecture 03 - Rhythm: Fundamentals
Lecture 04 - Rhythm: Jazz, Pop and Classical
Lecture 05 - Melody: Notes, Scales, Nuts and Bolts
Lecture 06 - Melody: Mozart and Wagner
Lecture 07 - Harmony: Chords and How to Build Them
Lecture 08 - Bass Patterns: Blues and Rock
Lecture 09 - Sonata-Allegro Form: Mozart and Beethoven
Lecture 10 - Sonata-Allegro and Theme and Variations
Lecture 11 - Form: Rondo, Sonata-Allegro and Theme and Variations (cont.)
Lecture 12 - Guest Conductor: Saybrook Orchestra
Lecture 13 - Fugue: Bach, Bizet and Bernstein
Lecture 14 - Ostinato Form in the Music of Purcell, Pachelbel, Elton John and Vitamin C
Lecture 15 - Gregorian Chant and Music in the Sistine Chapel
Lecture 16 - Baroque Music: The Vocal Music of Johann Sebastian Bach
Lecture 17 - Mozart and His Operas
Lecture 18 - Piano Music of Mozart and Beethoven
Lecture 19 - Romantic Opera: Verdi's La Traviata, Bocelli, Pavarotti and Domingo
Lecture 20 - The Colossal Symphony: Beethoven, Berlioz, Mahler and Shostakovich
Lecture 21 - Musical Impressionism and Exoticism: Debussy, Ravel and Monet
Lecture 22 - Modernism and Mahler
Lecture 23 - Review of Musical Style

References
MUSI 112: Listening to Music
Professor Craig Wright. Class Sessions. Download. Syllabus. This course fosters the development of aural skills that lead to an understanding of Western music.