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A Quick Guide To Classical

A guide to the various classical genres. Includes a timeline which charts the progression from medieval to modern music.

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GCSE Bitesize - Music

A revision guide that covers all aspects of music: from notation and instrumentation to music history.

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Guide to the Orchestra

Find out about the instruments of the orchestra, with pictures, sound clips and interviews with the BBC's own musicians.

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Radio 1 OneMusic - How to..

Want to take your music further? OneMusic has over 100 in-depth guides to help you.

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Sold on Song

Everything you always wanted to know about songs and songwriting but were afraid to ask.

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Essentials of Music

Information on classical music featuring musical eras, composer biographies and musical terminology.

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21M.715 The Craft of Costume Design (MIT)

03 August 2010, 05:05:40 | Leslie Cocuzzo Held
This class provides an overview of some of the techniques used in creating costume pieces that are crafted rather than sewn. We will use a variety of materials and techniques to create specific costume pieces while at the same time exploring alternative applications possible for each material/technique.
  
This course is an investigation into the history and aesthetics of music and technology as deployed in experimental and popular musics from the 19th century to the present. Through original research, creative hands-on projects, readings, and lectures, the following topics will be explored. The history of radio, audio recording, and the recording studio, as well as the development of musique concrète and early electronic instruments. The creation and extension of musical interfaces by composers such as Harry Partch, John Cage, Conlon Nancarrow, and others. The exploration of electromagnetic technologies in pickups, and the development of dub, hip-hop, and turntablism. The history and application of the analog synthesizer, from the Moog modular to the Roland TR-808. The history of computer music, including music synthesis and representation languages. Contemporary practices in circuit bending, live electronics, and electro-acoustic music, as well as issues in copyright and intellectual property, will also be examined. No prerequisites.
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Music History 102

Information on the history of western classical music, from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century.

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Naxos - Music Glossary

A guide to the meanings of different musical terms from adagio to woodwind.