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Professor Wright introduces the course by suggesting that "listening to music" is not simply a passive activity one can use to relax, but rather, an active and rewarding process. He argues that by learning about the basic elements of Western classical music, such as rhythm, melody, and form, one learns strategies that can be used to understand many different kinds of music in a more thorough and precise way -- and further, one begins to understand the magnitude of human greatness. Professor Wright draws the music examples in this lecture from recordings of techno music, American musical theater, and works by Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy and Strauss, in order to introduce the issues that the course will explore in more depth throughout the semester.

Lecture 2 Introduction to Instruments and Musical Genres

Lecture 3 Rhythm: Fundamentals

Lecture 4 Rhythm: Jazz, Pop and Classical

Lecture 5 Melody: Notes, Scales, Nuts and Bolts

Lecture 6 Melody: Mozart and Wagner

Lecture 7 Harmony: Chords and How to Build Them

Lecture 8 Bass Patterns: Blues and Rock

Lecture 9 Sonata-Allegro Form: Mozart and Beethoven

Lecture 10 Sonata-Allegro and Theme and Variations

Lecture 11 Form: Rondo, Sonata-Allegro and Theme and Variations (cont.)