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Music and Performing Arts - Open Courseware (OCW)

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Musician's Acoustics

Colorado University (US)

introduction to the science of musical sound for musicians: physical basis of timbre, spectral analysis and harmonic series, physical basis for scales and intervals, vibrations and resonance, science behind musical instruments, human voice, hearing perception and concert hall acoustics

Physics of Music

Illinois University (US)

physics of (sound (propagation of sound waves), hearing (psycho-acoustics), music (all musical styles, and music in the natural world -- living organisms and physical processes), musical instruments (brass, wind, strings percussion, song, electronic, computer and beyond))

Early Music

MIT (US), OpenCourseWare

examines European music from the early Middle Ages until the end of the Renaissance. It includes a chronological survey and intensive study of three topics: chant and its development, music in Italy 1340-1420, and music in Elizabethan England.

The Film Experience

MIT (US), OpenCourseware

concentrates on close analysis and criticism of a wide range of films, from the early silent period, classic Hollywood genres including musicals, thrillers and westerns, and European and Japanese art cinema.

Lawyers and Film

West Virginia University (US)

What can we learn about ourselves as lawyers from watching lawyer films?, elements of the films; story, drama, plot, character portrayal worth pursuing, mythology of lawyering, ideals associated with a life in law, critical perspectives on law, lawyers, and the legal profession, reading the films

Classical Music: a history according to YouTube

Limelight Magazine (AU)

educational and eclectic tour of music from the middle ages to today illustrated with clips from YouTube: Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical era, Romantics, Birth of Modernism, Post-WWII innovators


Survey of American Popular Music

Sam Houston State University (US)

evolution of native styles, roots of rock music, classic rock 'n' roll era, brill building era, british invasion, amerian renaissance, regional styles, hybrid children of rock, punk/new wave/postpunk, other notable genres and topics

Listening to Music

Yale University (US), Open Yale courses

ways in which music is put together, how to listen to a wide variety of musical styles from Bach and Mozart to Gregorian chant to the blues

Understanding Basic Music Theory

OpenStax College

review of common notation and an introduction to the physics behind music theory, basic concepts of music theory and a few slightly advanced but very useful topics such as transposition

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