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  • Rod Stewart was a 1970s ally Creative commons image Icon Allan Warren under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Rod Stewart was a 1970s ally

    By Professor Robert Morrison

    With a powerful ballad and a refusal to bend the knee to his record label, Rod Stewart was an early, unapologetic...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    21 Sep 2017

  • Rod Stewart was a 1970s ally

    Rod Stewart was a 1970s ally Creative commons image Icon Allan Warren under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 Sep 2017
    With a powerful ballad and a refusal to bend the knee to his record label, Rod Stewart was an early, unapologetic supporter of equality. Robert Morrison...
  • The Music of Time Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Music of Time

    How does music gain the meaning different societies give it?

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    Radio Programme

    10 mins

    Updated on:

    01 Aug 2017

  • The Music of Time

    The Music of Time Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Aug 2017
    How does music gain the meaning different societies give it?
  • How did music influence Virgina Woolf? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: George Charles Beresford

    How did music influence Virgina Woolf?

    By Emma Sutton

    Virginia Woolf once wrote that music was "nearest to truth", and it was inarguably a major influence on her work....

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jul 2017

  • How did music influence Virgina Woolf?

    How did music influence Virgina Woolf? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: George Charles Beresford
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Jul 2017
    Virginia Woolf once wrote that music was "nearest to truth", and it was inarguably a major influence on her work. Emma Sutton uses Woolf's story A Simple...
  • How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom Creative commons image Icon James / The Being Frank Movie under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom

    By Rhys James Jones

    Rhys James Jones traces the legendary Frank Sidebottom's roots back to the early days of home computing. (When ...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Apr 2017

  • How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom

    How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom Creative commons image Icon James / The Being Frank Movie under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2017
    Rhys James Jones traces the legendary Frank Sidebottom's roots back to the early days of home computing. (When "computing" was a thing you did, and doing it...
  • Do music lessons help with children's other classes? Creative commons image Icon lothlaurien under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    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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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    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 lothlaurien under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    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 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Google Cultural Institute

    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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    15 mins

    Updated on:

    12 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 12th December 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 12th December 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Google Cultural Institute
    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 Creative commons image Icon By By jonl1973 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chigley/2682089366/) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license

    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

    Songs of Love and Hate: On Leonard Cohen Creative commons image Icon By By jonl1973 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chigley/2682089366/) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
    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 Creative commons image Icon Dino Gravato under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    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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    Article

    Updated on:

    01 Nov 2016

  • Researching Nirvana: Whatever, Nevermind

    Researching Nirvana: Whatever, Nevermind Creative commons image Icon 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. Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    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

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2016

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

    Living Shakespeare: Dame Evelyn Glennie  on the UK and The Tempest. Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    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 Creative commons image Icon Bwkparadox under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Apr 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 6th April 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 6th April 2016 Creative commons image Icon Bwkparadox under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    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.

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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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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    15 Mar 2017

  • Understanding musical scores

    Understanding musical scores Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Emir Memedovski/iStockphoto.com
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 15 Mar 2017
    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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    Free course

    16 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    07 Jul 2016

  • An introduction to music research

    An introduction to music research Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: ©
    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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    Free course

    11 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    22 Jun 2016

  • Assessment in secondary music

    Assessment in secondary music Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: courtesy Jason Kubilius
    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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    Free course

    11 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    22 Jun 2016

  • Teaching secondary music

    Teaching secondary music Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: courtesy Jason Kubilius
    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 2

    Advanced level Duration 1200 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017 Register by 20 Sep 2018
    This module is the second part of the MA in Music. You will explore three main...

    MA Music part 1

    MA Music part 1 Creative commons image Icon lothlaurien under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 20 Nov 2017 Register by 20 Sep 2018
    This module is the first part of the MA in Music, which is taught and assessed...
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