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Understanding the Fundamentals of Music

Robert Greenberg, «Understanding the Fundamentals of Music»
Audiobook | ISBN-10: 1598032852 | English | MP3 (96 kb/s) | 505 Mb

Learn the Basics of Music Theory without Knowing How to Read Music! In this course, Professor Greenberg offers a spirited introduction to this magnificent languagenimbly avoiding what for many of us has long been the principal roadblock, the need to read music. For anyone wanting to master music's language, being able to read musical notation is a necessity. But this course, as Professor Greenberg notes, is a basic course, designed to introduce you to music's language in a way that is similar to the way you learned your own native language, by "discovering and exploring musical syntax through our earsby learning what the parts of musical speech sound likerather than what they look like on paper." By sidestepping the necessity to read music, these lectures represent an extremely rare opportunity in musical educationan opportunity to experience a solid introduction to music theory's basics in a way that is not technically intimidating, yet provides a substantial grounding in the fundamentals. As such, Professor Greenberg has devised a highly individualized approach to music theory. There is simply little or no literature in this field that can teach as much without recourse to music notation. Thus, it can appeal to those who are not learning, or even planning to learn, to play a musical instrument or to compose. Professor Greenberg has made use of a variety of tools, including thoughtfully chosen recorded examples, his own demonstrations at the piano, and helpful diagrams. One of those diagramsa reproduction of a piano keyboard, with its keys identifiedfrees the student from needing access to a piano or any other keyboard instrument, a traditional demand of most music theory courses. It's of tremendous help in visualizing many of the course's most important concepts, such as how "pitch collections" are built, and it opens up the benefits of this course to anyone without access to a piano or keyboard instrument.

Course Lecture Titles:
1. The Language of Music
2. Timbre, Continued
3. Timbre, Part 3
4. Beat and Tempo
5. Meter, Part 1
6. Meter, Part 2
7. Pitch and Mode, Part 1
8. Pitch and Mode, Part 2
9. Intervals and Tunings
10. Tonality, Key Signature, and the Circle of Fifths
11. Intervals Revisited and Expanded
12. Melody
13. Melody, Continued
14. Texture and Harmony, Part 1
15. Harmony, Part 2—Function, Tendency, and Dominance
16. Harmony, Part 3—Progression, Cadence, and Modulation

Read by Robert Greenberg.

About the Author:
Robert Greenberg

Robert Greenberg, Ph.D., is music historian-in-residence with San Francisco Performances. A graduate of Princeton University, Professor Greenberg holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley, and has seen his compositions—which include more than 45 works for a wide variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles—performed all over the world, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, England, Ireland, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands.
For The Teaching Company, he has now recorded more than 500 lectures on a range of composers and classical music genres. His many honors include three Nicola de Lorenzo Composition Prizes and a Koussevitzky commission from the Library of Congress. He has been profiled in various major publications, including The Wall Street Journal; Inc. magazine; and the London Times.

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