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  • An introduction to music research

    In this free course, An introduction to music research, we have gathered together materials to allow you to explore the ways in which music may be...

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    16 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    07 Jul 2016

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    In this free course, An introduction to music research, we have gathered together...
  • Music and its media

    This free course, Music and its media, examines some of the main ways in which music is transmitted. It considers how the means of communicating a...

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    08 Mar 2016

  • Music and its media

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    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 08 Mar 2016
    This free course, Music and its media, examines some of the main ways in which...
  • An introduction to music theory

    Gain an understanding of the basic building blocks of musical theory and notation. This free course, An introduction to music theory, will...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

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  • An introduction to music theory

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    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 26 Feb 2016
    Gain an understanding of the basic building blocks of musical theory and notation....
  • Voice-leading analysis of music 3: the background

    The music of Mozart has been used to examine the foreground and middleground of harmony in free courses AA314_1 and AA314_2. In this free course,...

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    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    08 Feb 2016

  • Voice-leading analysis of music 3: the background

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    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 08 Feb 2016
    The music of Mozart has been used to examine the foreground and middleground of...
  • Voice-leading analysis of music 2: the middleground

    This free course, Voice-leading analysis of music 2: the middleground, continues our examination of 'voice-leading' or 'Schenkerian' analysis,...

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    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    05 Feb 2016

  • Voice-leading analysis of music 2: the middleground

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    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 05 Feb 2016
    This free course, Voice-leading analysis of music 2: the middleground, continues...
  • Voice-leading analysis of music 1: the foreground

    This free course, Voice-leading analysis of music 1: the foreground, introduces 'voice-leading' or 'Schenkerian' analysis, perhaps the most widely...

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    20 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    05 Feb 2016

  • Voice-leading analysis of music 1: the foreground

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    This free course, Voice-leading analysis of music 1: the foreground, introduces ...
  • Reception of music in cross-cultural perspective

    Music is created to be performed, in most cases for an audience, whether in a concert hall, at a street fair or through a radio. But how those...

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    15 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    27 Jan 2016

  • Reception of music in cross-cultural perspective

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    Music is created to be performed, in most cases for an audience, whether in a...
  • Composition and improvisation in cross-cultural perspective

    Improvisation and composition are words frequently used in the western world to describe the creation of music. But are they really two distinct...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    15 Jan 2016

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    Advanced level Duration 20 hours Updated 15 Jan 2016
    Improvisation and composition are words frequently used in the western world to...

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    BA/BSc Open degree

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    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

    Certificate of Higher Education Open

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017
    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

    Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities

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    Duration 1200 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017
    Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an...

    Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017
    The Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities will help you refine your skills of...

    Diploma of Higher Education Open

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    Duration 2400 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017
    Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a...

    BA (Honours) Humanities

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    Duration 3600 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017
    This degree in humanities offers a broad-based grounding in the study and...

    The arts past and present

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    The arts past and present Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Beauneveu: Giraudon/The Bridgeman Art Library; Kandinsky: © The Art Institute of Chicago. © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2012
    Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    Study a broad range of arts subject areas (from history to philosophy, music to...

    MA Music part 1

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    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017 Register by 21 Sep 2017
    This module introduces a range of music research skills and you will consider...

    Inside music

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    Inside music Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 23 Feb 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module is an introduction to the principles of music where you'll examine the...