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  1. Learning to Play Guitar: Chords, Scales, and Solos

    Learning to Play Guitar: Chords, Scales, and Solos

    Colin McAllister
    4.1 out of 5
    71% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (337)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £54.99 £39.99£54.99
    The guitar is one of the most accessible, versatile, and easy to learn instruments you can play. Get lessons and tips from expert, such as how a simple group of four guitar chords enables you to play hundreds of songs. Even if you already play the guitar, this course will broaden your knowledge by applying music theory, history, and expanding your repertoire of songs and styles.
  2. How to Listen to and Understand Opera Sale

    How to Listen to and Understand Opera

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (86)
    Save up to £75.00 Starting at £9.99 £99.99 £9.99£99.99
    For more than 400 years, opera has been one of the most popular performing arts. Professor Robert Greenberg can show you how you can learn to understand, appreciate—even to love—opera in just 32 lectures. With the knowledge of opera from this course, you will understand how opera is a unique marriage of words and music in which the whole is far greater than its parts. You will learn the reasons for...
  3. Understanding the Fundamentals of Music

    Understanding the Fundamentals of Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (268)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Professor Robert Greenberg offers a spirited introduction to the mysterious realm of music theory—the complex syntax of structural and instrumental resources that composers draw on. Sidestepping the necessity to read music, these lectures represent a rare opportunity for learning music theory—for understanding the processes of composition. The course will reward you many times over as you find yourself enjoying...
  4. How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition Sale

    How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (341)
    Save up to £40.00 Starting at £69.99 £129.99 £69.99£129.99
    This course can permanently enrich your life. With Professor Robert Greenberg as your teacher, you will hear and understand an entire language of unmatched beauty, genius, and power. Using digitally recorded passages to illustrate his points, Professor Greenberg takes you inside magnificent compositions by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Verdi, Wagner, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and more. After...
  5. Great American Music: Broadway Musicals

    Great American Music: Broadway Musicals

    Bill Messenger
    4.5 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (93)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    In Broadway Musicals you get the stories and the music—in expertly played examples, rare recordings of groundbreaking artists, and recorded interviews that take you behind the scenes of some of Broadway's biggest hits and most memorable moments.
  6. Music and the Brain

    Music and the Brain

    Aniruddh D. Patel
    4.3 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (73)
    Starting at £19.99 Starting at £19.99 £49.99 £19.99£49.99
    Music is an integral part of humanity, from large societies to small tribes—but why? Music and the Brain probes this profound mystery, exploring the origins of music’s emotional powers; the connections between music and language; the links between hearing, moving, remembering, and imagining; and beyond. This interdisciplinary course combines music and cognitive science to reveal the glory of this marvelous gift.
  7. How Music and Mathematics Relate

    How Music and Mathematics Relate

    David Kung
    4.6 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (155)
    Starting at £29.99 Starting at £29.99 £49.99 £29.99£49.99
    Get a new perspective on two of the greatest achievements of human culture in the 12 dazzling lectures of How Music and Mathematics Relate, taught by award-winning mathematician and musician David Kung of St. Mary's College of Maryland. Understanding the connections between music and mathematics helps you appreciate both, even if you have no special ability in either field. By exploring the mathematics of music, you...
  8. Life and Operas of Verdi Sale

    Life and Operas of Verdi

    Robert Greenberg
    4.5 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (70)
    Save up to £75.00 Starting at £9.99 £99.99 £9.99£99.99
    Giuseppe Verdi is still the most popular composer in the 400-year history of opera. What were the sources of his unbridled creativity? And why have his operas left such a lasting impression on the history of classical music? Discover the answers in The Life and Operas of Verdi, a fascinating 36-lecture course taught by award-winning composer and Professor Robert Greenberg. Tour Verdi's life and music, and trace his...
  9. Symphonies of Beethoven Sale

    Symphonies of Beethoven

    Robert Greenberg
    4.9 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (78)
    Save up to £75.00 Starting at £9.99 £99.99 £9.99£99.99
    Almost since their creation, Ludwig van Beethoven's nine symphonies-each one pathbreaking and stunning-have formed the cornerstone of orchestral literature. Viewed from the unique vantage point that Professor Robert Greenberg offers, "The Nine" bear witness to Beethoven's artistic brilliance as well as the profound and continuing influence of his achievements.
  10. The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works

    The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works

    Robert Greenberg
    4.7 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    The piano has inspired many of the greatest compositional works in the Western concert repertoire since the mid-18th century. These historic milestones in piano writing are celebrated for their compositional mastery and their extraordinary power to move listeners and mirror human experience; their use of the piano in groundbreaking or unique ways; and the fact that they have stood the test of time. Now, in The...
  11. The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works Sale

    The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works

    Robert Greenberg
    4.7 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (84)
    Save up to £50.00 Starting at £34.99 £99.99 £34.99£99.99
    In The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works, join Great Courses favorite Professor Robert Greenberg as he guides you through 30 works that, in his expert opinion, can be considered among the greatest orchestral works in the history of Western concert music. Rich with detailed musical excerpts, these 32 lectures will open your ears to the profound joy and meaning of landmark creations by Haydn, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and...
  12. The Music of Richard Wagner Sale

    The Music of Richard Wagner

    Robert Greenberg
    4.1 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (60)
    Save up to £60.00 Starting at £9.99 £79.99 £9.99£79.99
    Join composer and award-winning Professor Robert Greenberg for The Music of Richard Wagner, a highly incisive and in-depth investigation of the life and art of one of the greatest—and most controversial—characters in the pantheon of Western music. These 24 musically rich lectures are an accessible introduction to Wagner's celebrated works, from The Flying Dutchman to Tristan and Isolde to The Ring of the...
  13. The Great Works of Sacred Music

    The Great Works of Sacred Music

    Charles Edward McGuire
    3.8 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (46)
    Starting at £24.99 Starting at £24.99 £54.99 £24.99£54.99
    Discover the greatest masterworks of the sacred music tradition, from the glories of early church music to the monumental works of the modern era, in this insightful journey into Western sacred musical expression. Experience the majesty and beauty of transcendent chorales, cantatas, masses, and oratorios by composers like Bach, Handel, Brahms, and others, and learn how they shaped the current Western canon of music.
  14. The Symphony

    The Symphony

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    This course brings longtime Teaching Company favorite Professor Robert Greenberg to a 300-year survey of the symphony with the enthusiasm, energy, and breadth of knowledge that are his trademarks. As you explore the evolution and development of this remarkable musical genre, you enjoy musical excerpts from well- known compositions in addition to some that may be new to you, along with enlightening musical and...
  15. Beethoven's Piano Sonatas

    Beethoven's Piano Sonatas

    Robert Greenberg
    4.7 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (63)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £79.99 £34.99£79.99
    Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas provide a window into his personal musical development and highlight the piano as an evolving instrument. Professor Robert Greenberg combines analysis of extensive musical excerpts with historical anecdotes, metaphors, and humor to show what goes on inside a musical composition and how Beethoven often broke all former rules to achieve a new, powerful effect.
  16. Operas of Mozart Sale

    Operas of Mozart

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    72% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (51)
    Save up to £60.00 Starting at £9.99 £79.99 £9.99£79.99
    Mozart pushed the genre of opera to the point of comprehensive reinvention in his brief life, continually excelling in its composition and continually delighting audiences. Perhaps no composer has ever loved opera with more passion. Teaching Company favorite Professor Robert Greenberg examines Mozart's life, influences, and major operas. The scandalous Cosi fan tutte, crystalline Magic Flute, majestic Don Giovanni...
  17. String Quartets of Beethoven Sale

    String Quartets of Beethoven

    Robert Greenberg
    4.9 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
    Save up to £60.00 Starting at £9.99 £79.99 £9.99£79.99
    In The String Quartets of Beethoven, award-winning composer and celebrated Great Courses Professor Robert Greenberg guides you through the power and beauty of the maestro's 16 quartets for two violins, viola, and cello. This captivating new course is a rare opportunity for you to grasp the musical riches and spiritual greatness of the quartets in a clear and accessible way. In twenty-four 45-minute lectures,...
  18. The Concerto Sale

    The Concerto

    Robert Greenberg
    4.9 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
    Save up to £60.00 Starting at £9.99 £79.99 £9.99£79.99
    A concerto is exciting in ways that no other instrumental music can match. Where a symphony enthralls us with themes that are contrasted, varied, transformed, and developed, a concerto adds the extra dimension of human drama—the exhilaration of a soloist or group of soloists ringing forth against the mass of the orchestra. In this course, Professor Robert Greenberg gives you a guided tour of the concerto from its...
  19. Bach and the High Baroque

    Bach and the High Baroque

    Robert Greenberg
    4.9 out of 5
    83% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (100)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £99.99 £39.99£99.99
    The music of Johann Sebastian Bach fuses emotional power, religious devotion, technical virtuosity, diverse national styles, and sheer genius in ways that are unforgettable, delightful, and moving. Professor Robert Greenberg explains all this and more with compelling insight, deep human sympathy, and puckish wit. Join him, and learn to hear Bach with more pleasure and understanding than ever before.
  20. Music as a Mirror of History

    Music as a Mirror of History

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (139)
    Starting at £54.99 Starting at £54.99 £79.99 £54.99£79.99
    Uncover the fascinating and surprising connections between famous music and historical events, led by celebrated composer and music historian Professor Robert Greenberg. In Music as a Mirror of History, music lovers and history enthusiasts alike will be enthralled by this exploration of how momentous compositions have responded to—and inspired—pivotal points in the history of the world.