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3 ч. на завершение

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!

9 видео ((всего 55 мин.)), 7 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 3 тестов
9 видео
1.1 - Introduction5мин
1.2 - Popular Music and Classical Music Compared6мин
1.3 - Music and Emotions4мин
1.4 - How Do We Hear Music? Sound Waves and the Ear6мин
1.5 - Music Thrills Us, Music Chills Us1мин
1.6 - Why We Like What We Like? It's Nurture2мин
1.7 - It's Nurture: The Syntax of Western Music5мин
1.8 - Why We Like What We Like? It's Nature8мин
7 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Begin Here10мин
Suggested Readings [Update]10мин
Spotify Playlist10мин
Course Certificate10мин
Grading and Logistics10мин
Pre-Course Survey10мин
3 практического упражнения
Popular Music and Classical Music Compared4мин
How Do We Hear Music? Sound Waves and the Ear10мин
Why We Like What We Like? It's Nature12мин
4 ч. на завершение

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.

18 видео ((всего 147 мин.)), 10 тестов
18 видео
2.2 - Introduction to Musical Notation5мин
2.3 - Rhythm: What is It?10мин
2.4 - Hearing the Downbeat, Feeling the Emotion11мин
2.5 - Tempo (and How We Feel About It)5мин
3.1 - What is Melody?3мин
3.2 - Melodic Notation and Scales9мин
3.3 - Major and Minor Scales6мин
3.4 - The Chromatic Scale4мин
3.5 - How We Feel About the Music: Mode and Mood4мин
3.6 - Melodic Structure: The Tonic2мин
3.7 - Modulation: Changing the Tonic (of the Key)8мин
3.8 - Phrase Structure in Music: Beethoven's Ode to Joy14мин
4.1 - Harmony: A Distinctly Western Phenomenon12мин
4.2 - Chord Progressions and Cadences10мин
4.3 - Melody and Harmony Working Together7мин
4.4 - Major and Minor Triads8мин
4.5 - Hearing the Harmony11мин
10 практического упражнения
Beat, Meter, and Rhythm10мин
Hearing the Downbeat, Feeling the Emotion10мин
Tempo (and How We Feel About It)8мин
Melodic Notation and Scales14мин
The Chromatic Scale10мин
How We Feel About the Music: Mode and Mood6мин
Phrase Structure in Music: Beethoven's Ode to Joy2мин
Harmony: A Distinctly Western Phenomenon10мин
Chord Progressions and Cadences4мин
Major and Minor Triads8мин
3 ч. на завершение

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!

8 видео ((всего 142 мин.)), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 6 тестов
8 видео
5.2 - Musorgsky Makes a Wagon Move in Music10мин
5.3 - The Four Families of Instruments18мин
5.4 - Building a Symphony Orchestra12мин
6.1 - Musical Texture13мин
6.2 - Musical Form34мин
6.3 - Musical Style14мин
Office Hours I 27мин
1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Module 3 YouTube Playlists10мин
6 практического упражнения
Why Do Instruments Sound Differently, One From Another?6мин
Musorgsky Marks a Wagon Move in Music6мин
Building a Symphony Orchestra8мин
Musical Texture6мин
Musical Form8мин
Musical Style2мин
3 ч. на завершение

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!

13 видео ((всего 125 мин.)), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 6 тестов
13 видео
7.2 - Gregorian Chant7мин
7.3 - Monasteries and Convents6мин
7.4 - The Chant of Hildegard of Bingen4мин
7.5 - Early Polyphony7мин
7.6 - Polyphony at the Cathedral of Reims: Machaut's Messe de Nostre Dame8мин
7.7 - Dance Music of the Court12мин
8.1 - Introduction to the Renaissance4мин
8.2 - Humanism in Music5мин
8.3 - Musical Instruments and Dances20мин
8.4 - The A Cappella Motet12мин
8.5 - Reformation and the Counter-Reformation15мин
8.6 - The Madrigal14мин
1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Module 4 Youtube Playlist10мин
6 практического упражнения
Gregorian Chant10мин
The Chant of Hildegard of Bingen6мин
Polyphony at the Cathedral of Reims: Machaut's Messe de Nostre Dame8мин
Musical Instruments and Dances10мин
The A Cappella Motet14мин
The Madrigal10мин
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автор: SLMar 7th 2019

Really appreciate Prof. Wright give us such rich content and sophisticated course. I really enjoy and love it. I am looking forward to seeing more high-level courses from Prof. Wright if there is any.

автор: 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.



Craig Wright

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

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