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What Is Music?

Every day around the world, billions of people listen to music of one sort or another, and millions listen to Western classical music. Why do we do it? Because it’s fun? Because it energizes or relaxes us? Because it keeps us current, allows us to understand what’s happening in past and popular culture? The pull of music--especially classical music—has never been explained. The aim of this course is to do just that: To explicate the mysteries and beauties of some of Western cultures greatest musical compositions—among them masterpieces of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, and Puccini. We begin with the elements of music, breaking classical musical into its components of pitch, duration, and sound color, allowing us to better understand how music works. Next, we proceed to the compositions themselves, starting with the Middle Ages and Renaissance, to show how Western music developed in ways unique to the West. Ultimately, we reach the masters, commencing with Bach. What makes his music great? Why does it move us? What should we listen for? And so we proceed down through Western musical history, visiting virtually the people who created it and the places where they did so. By the end, we hope all of us have become more human (enriched our personalities) and had a rollicking good time!

9 vídeos ((Total 55 mín.)), 7 leituras, 3 testes
9 videos
1.1 - Introduction5min
1.2 - Popular Music and Classical Music Compared6min
1.3 - Music and Emotions4min
1.4 - How Do We Hear Music? Sound Waves and the Ear6min
1.5 - Music Thrills Us, Music Chills Us1min
1.6 - Why We Like What We Like? It's Nurture2min
1.7 - It's Nurture: The Syntax of Western Music5min
1.8 - Why We Like What We Like? It's Nature8min
7 leituras
Begin Here10min
Suggested Readings [Update]10min
Spotify Playlist10min
Course Certificate10min
Grading and Logistics10min
Pre-Course Survey10min
3 exercícios práticos
Popular Music and Classical Music Compared4min
How Do We Hear Music? Sound Waves and the Ear10min
Why We Like What We Like? It's Nature12min
4 horas para concluir

How Music Works, it's Magic.

What is Music? Is music simply the organization of sounds and silences passing through time? Or is it more? Poet Victor Hugo believes music is "what feelings sound like." In this first module, we’ll take apart Hugo’s seemingly simple statement by spending some time asking how and why music induces strong emotions in people across different cultures. We’ll begin with a look at the inner workings of the human ear to determine how our brains process sound waves. Then, we’ll travel to different parts of the world, comparing and contrasting both traditional and popular Western music with sounds from various regions and cultures. You’ll find that it is both culture and the physics of music that determine why we like the music we like! From there, we’ll be ready to take a look at the basic elements of musical composition; rhythm, melody, texture, etc. We’ll also learn how classical composers used these elements in some of their most famous works and how modern artists are still using them today. Finally, we will see how the elements of musical composition have evolved over time and how they have been translated to a universal language enjoyed and understood by millions.

18 vídeos ((Total 147 mín.)), 10 testes
18 videos
2.2 - Introduction to Musical Notation5min
2.3 - Rhythm: What is It?10min
2.4 - Hearing the Downbeat, Feeling the Emotion11min
2.5 - Tempo (and How We Feel About It)5min
3.1 - What is Melody?3min
3.2 - Melodic Notation and Scales9min
3.3 - Major and Minor Scales6min
3.4 - The Chromatic Scale4min
3.5 - How We Feel About the Music: Mode and Mood4min
3.6 - Melodic Structure: The Tonic2min
3.7 - Modulation: Changing the Tonic (of the Key)8min
3.8 - Phrase Structure in Music: Beethoven's Ode to Joy14min
4.1 - Harmony: A Distinctly Western Phenomenon12min
4.2 - Chord Progressions and Cadences10min
4.3 - Melody and Harmony Working Together7min
4.4 - Major and Minor Triads8min
4.5 - Hearing the Harmony11min
10 exercícios práticos
Beat, Meter, and Rhythm10min
Hearing the Downbeat, Feeling the Emotion10min
Tempo (and How We Feel About It)8min
Melodic Notation and Scales14min
The Chromatic Scale10min
How We Feel About the Music: Mode and Mood6min
Phrase Structure in Music: Beethoven's Ode to Joy2min
Harmony: A Distinctly Western Phenomenon10min
Chord Progressions and Cadences4min
Major and Minor Triads8min
3 horas para concluir

The Sound of Music

Have you ever wondered what it is that makes music sound sometimes rich and luxurious and sometimes strange and mysterious? Well, you’re in luck because this module, we’ll explore what the nature of simultaneous sounds and textures. We’ll start off with a look at chords, specifically how the three types of triads– tonic, dominant, subdominant– build a foundation upon which a melody can be constructed. Once we understand the rules of musical syntax, we’ll be ready to learn about musical progressions including the three types of cadences.We’ll also look at major and minor triads and how they work. Then, we’ll learn how to hear the bass and focus on the harmony of a song. Finally, I’ll talk you through the four families of musical instruments–brasses, percussions, strings, and woodwinds---and the various musical textures, forms, and styles that they can create. How exciting!

8 vídeos ((Total 142 mín.)), 1 leitura, 6 testes
8 videos
5.2 - Musorgsky Makes a Wagon Move in Music10min
5.3 - The Four Families of Instruments18min
5.4 - Building a Symphony Orchestra12min
6.1 - Musical Texture13min
6.2 - Musical Form34min
6.3 - Musical Style14min
Office Hours I 27min
1 leituras
Module 3 YouTube Playlists10min
6 exercícios práticos
Why Do Instruments Sound Differently, One From Another?6min
Musorgsky Marks a Wagon Move in Music6min
Building a Symphony Orchestra8min
Musical Texture6min
Musical Form8min
Musical Style2min
3 horas para concluir

Music Back in the Day

We will cover a thousand years in musical evolution during this modules lectures! We'll start with the Middle Ages taking a look at its functional chants and dance music, then we’ll move to the period of the Renaissance, and finish off by listening to the ornate melodies of opera heard throughout the early Baroque period. From this, you’ll begin to see how advances in musical notation allowed compositions to become both more specific and more complex. These advances are ultimately responsible for focus being shifted away from the performers and towards the composers themselves.Along the way, we’ll highlight some of these musical inventors and innovators, such as Hildegard of Bingen and Johann Pachelbel. We’ll also have the unique opportunity to see (and in some cases even hear) many of the instruments that were popular during these different time periods. This will be a real treat, made possible with help from Yale instructor, Grant Herreid. Many thanks are owed to him!

13 vídeos ((Total 125 mín.)), 1 leitura, 6 testes
13 videos
7.2 - Gregorian Chant7min
7.3 - Monasteries and Convents6min
7.4 - The Chant of Hildegard of Bingen4min
7.5 - Early Polyphony7min
7.6 - Polyphony at the Cathedral of Reims: Machaut's Messe de Nostre Dame8min
7.7 - Dance Music of the Court12min
8.1 - Introduction to the Renaissance4min
8.2 - Humanism in Music5min
8.3 - Musical Instruments and Dances20min
8.4 - The A Cappella Motet12min
8.5 - Reformation and the Counter-Reformation15min
8.6 - The Madrigal14min
1 leituras
Module 4 Youtube Playlist10min
6 exercícios práticos
Gregorian Chant10min
The Chant of Hildegard of Bingen6min
Polyphony at the Cathedral of Reims: Machaut's Messe de Nostre Dame8min
Musical Instruments and Dances10min
The A Cappella Motet14min
The Madrigal10min
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Principais avaliações do Introdução à música clássica

por SLMar 7th 2019

Really appreciate Prof. Wright give us such rich content and sophisticated course. I really enjoy and love it. I am looking forward to seeing more high-level courses from Prof. Wright if there is any.

por ERMar 8th 2016

This course has a lot of information. It is well organized, and so many music illustrations. I am really enjoying this course, and will freely recommend it to anyone interested in classical music.



Craig Wright

Henry L & Lucy G Moses Professor of Music
Department of Music

Sobre Universidade Yale

For more than 300 years, Yale University has inspired the minds that inspire the world. Based in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale brings people and ideas together for positive impact around the globe. A research university that focuses on students and encourages learning as an essential way of life, Yale is a place for connection, creativity, and innovation among cultures and across disciplines. ...

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