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Free course: Understanding musical scores

Updated Wednesday, 6th May 2015

OpenLearn is a fantastic place to gain understanding of what to expect from Open University study; trying a free course, such as From Notation to Performance: Understanding Musical Scores is a great start.

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Musical score showing Guilt's Tune Creative commons image Icon Jon Jablonsky under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license Would you like to know more about what musicians do in rehearsals and performances? Would you like to learn different techniques for listening to and understanding music? Look no further than OpenLearn to get a real understanding of music with our free content. 

You may be taking or want to enrol on this free course on FutureLearn or perhaps you would like to view a variety of related content on OpenLearn, we've collated a range of academic articles, videos, podcasts and relevant free courses to support your learning and give you a wider perspective on the subject.

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