Using a simple and enjoyable teaching style, this course introduces the novice listener to the wonders of classical music, from Bach fugues to Mozart symphonies to Puccini operas. The course will begin with the elements of music, breaking classical musical into its components of pitch, duration, and sound colour, allowing to better understand how music works. Next, we will look at 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.
This course will be delivered face to face and in centre.
No entry requirements.
This course is for anyone interested in music and the history of music.
Students are required to demonstrate creativity, a positive attitude and a dedication to developing their skills.
You can progress onto other short courses in Music at Morley College.