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  • Do music lessons help with children's other classes?

    By Fernand Gobet, Giovanni Sala

    There's been research which suggests picking up an instrument can improve children's educational performance across...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    11 Jan 2017

  • Do music lessons help with children's other classes?

    Do music lessons help with children's other classes? Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image lothlaurien under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license New content
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Jan 2017
    There's been research which suggests picking up an instrument can improve children's educational performance across the board. But is there really any proof?
  • OpenLearn Live: 12th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The production wing of a Viennese art movement; monkey typing; and what happens when you play Lennon in a coffee shop...

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    12 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 12th December 2016

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    Duration 15 mins Updated 12 Dec 2016
    The production wing of a Viennese art movement; monkey typing; and what happens when you play Lennon in a coffee shop? Learning and research across the...
  • Songs of Love and Hate: On Leonard Cohen

    By Professor Richard Danson Brown

    After Leonard Cohen's death, Richard Danson Brown explores the way the songwriter specialised in conveying...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Nov 2016

  • Songs of Love and Hate: On Leonard Cohen

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Nov 2016
    After Leonard Cohen's death, Richard Danson Brown explores the way the songwriter specialised in conveying difficulties in father-son relationships through...
  • Researching Nirvana: Whatever, Nevermind

    By Amber Joy Powell, Caity Curry

    Nirvana's album Nevermind - and the subsequent suicide of Kurt Cobain - has turned a grunge statement into a cash...

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    01 Nov 2016

  • Researching Nirvana: Whatever, Nevermind

    Researching Nirvana: Whatever, Nevermind Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image Dino Gravato under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Updated 01 Nov 2016
    Nirvana's album Nevermind - and the subsequent suicide of Kurt Cobain - has turned a grunge statement into a cash machine. Can research tell us how?
  • Living Shakespeare: Dame Evelyn Glennie on the UK and The Tempest.

    The United Kingdom's Dame Evelyn Glennie talks us through her unique way of hearing and interpreting Shakespeare’s...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    30 Aug 2016

  • Living Shakespeare: Dame Evelyn Glennie on the UK and The Tempest.

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2016
    The United Kingdom's Dame Evelyn Glennie talks us through her unique way of hearing and interpreting Shakespeare’s The Tempest. 
  • OpenLearn Live: 6th April 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    When Microsoft tried to take on the iPod. Twice. And how Beethoven wrote music he couldn't hear. Free learning from...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    06 Apr 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 6th April 2016

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Apr 2016
    When Microsoft tried to take on the iPod. Twice. And how Beethoven wrote music he couldn't hear. Free learning from across the day.
  • The Passing of the New: Bowie and Boulez

    By Dr Robert Samuels

    Are there any similarities between David Bowie and Pierre Boulez who both passed early on in January 2016?

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    13 Jan 2016

  • The Passing of the New: Bowie and Boulez

    The Passing of the New: Bowie and Boulez Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: Mark Waters | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Jan 2016
    Are there any similarities between David Bowie and Pierre Boulez who both passed early on in January 2016?
  • David Bowie faces the last taboo

    By Dr Elizabeth Tilley

    David Bowie's later work showed him taking on the taboo of death with the vigour he'd used to break barriers of...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    11 Jan 2016

  • David Bowie faces the last taboo

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Jan 2016
    David Bowie's later work showed him taking on the taboo of death with the vigour he'd used to break barriers of gender and identity, says Elizabeth Tilley.
  • Why the bands played on: Live music in the shadow of the Paris attacks

    By Adam Behr

    The murderers who killed gig-goers during the Paris attacks challenged popular music's power to show defiance. They...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Dec 2015

  • Why the bands played on: Live music in the shadow of the Paris attacks

    Why the bands played on: Live music in the shadow of the Paris attacks Creative commons image Icon Creative commons image Maya-Anaïs Yataghène under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Dec 2015
    The murderers who killed gig-goers during the Paris attacks challenged popular music's power to show defiance. They shouldn't win, says Adam Behr.
  • Keeping the spark of the 60s alive: Neil Young and a sense of place

    A new book argues that Neil Young has more to offer the 21st Century than, for example, Bob Dylan.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    10 Nov 2015

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  • Understanding musical scores

    This free course, Understanding musical scores, provides a general introduction to how to understand a musical score, and insights into what...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    05 Oct 2016

  • Understanding musical scores

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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 05 Oct 2016
    This free course, Understanding musical scores, provides a general introduction to...
  • 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

    Updated on:

    07 Jul 2016

  • An introduction to music research

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    Advanced level Duration 16 hours Updated 07 Jul 2016
    In this free course, An introduction to music research, we have gathered together...
  • Assessment in secondary music

    This free course, Assessment in secondary music, will identify and explore some of the key issues around assessing music in secondary schools....

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    11 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    22 Jun 2016

  • Assessment in secondary music

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    Advanced level Duration 11 hours Updated 22 Jun 2016
    This free course, Assessment in secondary music, will identify and explore some...
  • Teaching secondary music

    This free course, Teaching secondary music, will identify and explore some of the key issues around teaching music in secondary schools. Through...

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    11 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    22 Jun 2016

  • Teaching secondary music

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    Advanced level Duration 11 hours Updated 22 Jun 2016
    This free course, Teaching secondary music, will identify and explore some of the...

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    MA Music part 1

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    MA Music part 1
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 17 Jan 2017 Register by 21 Sep 2017
    This module introduces a range of music research skills and you will consider...

    The arts past and present

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    The arts past and present Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image 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 17 Jan 2017 Register by 05 Jan 2017
    Study a broad range of arts subject areas (from history to philosophy, music to...

    Inside music

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    Inside music Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
    Intermediate level Duration 600 hours Updated 17 Jan 2017 Register by 14 Sep 2017
    This module is an introduction to the principles of music where you'll examine the...
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