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Learn and practice the basic principles of running an effective music ensemble rehearsal. Techniques and strategies are applicable to a variety of ensembles, including bands, orchestras, choirs, and chamber groups.

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Jun 2nd 2014

An introduction to the development of music, with an emphasis on art music of the Western hemisphere. Topics include elements of music, instruments and ensembles, form, styles and periods, including major composers and works. Synthesis is encouraged through listening to and writing about music. Concert attendance outside class is required.

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May 16th 2014

"Play With Your Music" is a free, 6-week online course where you'll make 3-5 songs of your very own, using the newest tools on the web. You'll learn the in's and out's of audio production, while working with music you already know and love. Anyone with an interest in making music is welcome, and all you need is a computer and a browser.

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May 9th 2014

Learn about the early days of rock music, from the pre-rock years of the post World War II era through the birth of rock in the mid 1950s to the psychedelic era of the late 1960s.

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Apr 28th 2014

Learn about the music production process—including recording, editing, and mixing—and the tools available to you to create contemporary music on your computer.

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Apr 28th 2014

Discover a world of music exploring your community or family to learn how music represents cultural identity.

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Apr 28th 2014

Learn an efficient, effective process for writing songs that express your ideas and emotions, including a range of tools that revolve around the concept of prosody—the matching of lyrics and music to support your underlying message.

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Apr 28th 2014

Grasp the essentials needed to begin playing acoustic or electric guitar. You'll learn an easy approach to get you playing quickly, through a combination of exploring the instrument, performance technique, and basic music theory.

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Apr 28th 2014

Learn the basic concepts of improvisation from Gary Burton, one of the most renowned improvisers in the jazz world, including the mental, melodic, and harmonic processes that contribute to the instinctive skills that an improviser puts to use when taking a solo.

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Apr 2nd 2014

With the power to cross borders and languages, music serves as a compelling tool for unlocking creative potential.
Creativity: Music to My Ears is a six week course designed to explore several factors that stimulate creativity in individuals, teams, and organizations.

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Apr 1st 2014

Learn the basic concepts and approaches needed to understand, create, and perform contemporary music.

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Mar 13th 2014

A series of lectures on one of the greatest bodies of music ever composed, from the point of view of a performer. Each lecture will explore a different facet of the music; all will attempt to locate the source of the tremendous psychological power of Beethoven’s music.

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Mar 13th 2014

This course explores the factors — musical and cultural — that led to the birth of American rock 'n' roll in the early 1950s.

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In this course we will explore the basics of playing guitar.

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Feb 9th 2014

The Music of the Beatles will track the musical development of the band, starting from the earliest days in Liverpool and Hamburg, moving through the excitement of Beatlemania, the rush of psychedelia, and the musical maturity of Abbey Road.

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Feb 3rd 2014

In this course students learn the basic concepts of acoustics and electronics and how they can applied to understand musical sound and make music with electronic instruments. Topics include: sound waves, musical sound, basic electronics, and applications of these basic principles in amplifiers and speaker design.

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Jan 27th 2014

This course will survey key aspects of an evolving industry from recording, publishing, and distribution to legal issues confronting music commerce.

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Jan 27th 2014

At its core, this course is about providing students with a broader understanding of music as a uniquely human activity. This will be accomplished by discussing the music you actually listen to, learning about various dimensions and elements of music, and creating your own music.

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Jan 21st 2014

Listen and learn about the artists, eras, and musical methods that make jazz a great original art form.

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Jan 13th 2014

This course is a technical ear training programme designed to improve critical listening in a music studio context.

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