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Introduction to Classical Music

Yale University via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Music
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 3-5 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 9 weeks long

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Using a simple and enjoyable teaching style, this course introduces the novice listener to the wonders of classical music, from Bach fugues to Mozart symphonies to Puccini operas.

Taught by

Craig Wright

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4.8 Based on 18 reviews

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José T
5.0 3 years ago
by José completed this course, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very hard.
This is one of the best courses I have taken so far.

The educator teaches in a correct way all the elements regarding the understanding the classical (an even general) music and forms of art.

I consider this course very hard, especially because there are a lot of materials to learn from. I created a document where I kept my notes and it is +47 pages long. But don't get me wrong, it is a course for total beginners.

Even though, I would take it again.
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Pam G
5.0 3 years ago
by Pam completed this course.
I thought I was going to learn a bit about western classical music, but I learnt an huge amount about 'music' as a whole. Craig Wright is an engaging and enthusiastic teacher. He has inspired me to learn more about medieval music. I've downloaded the course and have referred to it many times when studying other music MOOCs. Brilliant!
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Dave R
5.0 a year ago
by Dave completed this course, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I'm the most unmusical person in the world (so my wife says), and had no knowledge of classical music before starting the course. I found some of it challenging, especially the sections that concentrated on the technical aspects of the music. Nevertheless I felt I gained a lot, now have a little knowledge, and enjoyed the course. The professor's approach is very engaging and covers the historical development very well.

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Rachel S
5.0 3 years ago
by Rachel partially completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
This is a great course, especially for music lovers. Very interesting. The teacher is understandable, and the music sounds great!
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Natalie V
5.0 3 weeks ago
Natalie completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
An excellent, comprehensive well presented introduction to western classical music. Highly recommended for anyone interested in increasing their knowledge of classical music!
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