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

    Learning to Play Guitar: Chords, Scales, and Solos

    Colin McAllister
    4.2 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (243)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    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 Play Piano

    How to Play Piano

    Pamela D. Pike
    4.7 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (99)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    In 36 accessible lessons, How to Play Piano gives you the building blocks you need to go from an interested novice to expressive and talented player. Blending music theory and history with hands-on examples and step-by-step instruction, Professor Pamela Pike guides you through the basic foundations and advanced techniques of piano playing—and shows you how to practice between lessons to make the most of your study.
  3. How Music and Mathematics Relate

    How Music and Mathematics Relate

    David Kung
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (145)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    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...
  4. Great Music of the Twentieth Century Sale

    Great Music of the Twentieth Century

    Robert Greenberg
    4 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (56)
    Save up to $340.00 Starting at $39.95 $429.95 $39.95$429.95
    The 20th century was a breeding ground of musical innovation and transformation unlike any other era in history. Within this course, you’ll discover the genius of composers such as Debussy, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Webern, Bartók, Ligeti, Adès, and many others. In Great Music of the 20th Century, you’ll experience the superlative musical art that so vividly and unforgettably speaks to the life of our times.
  5. Understanding the Fundamentals of Music Sale

    Understanding the Fundamentals of Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (249)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $29.95 $299.95 $29.95$299.95
    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...
  6. How to Listen to and Understand Opera

    How to Listen to and Understand Opera

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (73)
    Starting at $289.95 Starting at $289.95 $599.95 $289.95$599.95
    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...
  7. Music as a Mirror of History

    Music as a Mirror of History

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (134)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    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.
  8. 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
    (321)
    Save up to $645.00 Starting at $119.95 $809.95 $119.95$809.95
    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...
  9. Music and the Brain Sale

    Music and the Brain

    Aniruddh D. Patel
    4.3 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (68)
    Save up to $180.00 Starting at $19.95 $229.95 $19.95$229.95
    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.
  10. Great Masters: Mozart-His Life and Music

    Great Masters: Mozart-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (86)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Great Masters: Mozart—His Life and Music is a biographical and musical study of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who composed more than 600 works of beauty and brilliance in just over 20 years. You'll learn about Mozart's journey from youthful prodigy to posthumous deification, his struggles for a successful career, his relationships with family, friends, and fellow composers, his musical triumphs and disasters, and...
  11. Playing Guitar like a Pro: Lead, Solo, and Group Performance

    Playing Guitar like a Pro: Lead, Solo, and Group Performance

    Colin McAllister
    4.4 out of 5
    76% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (21)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Learn to play like the all-time greats! Master the techniques of some of the world’s most influential rockers, including Eric Clapton and David Gilmour; and jazz pioneers like Django Reinhardt and Antonio Carlos Jobim as Dr. McAllister leads you through a variety of styles, techniques, and musical genres—and non-musicians will treasure the anecdotes and backgrounds of groundbreaking guitarists. Whether you want...
  12. The Concerto

    The Concerto

    Robert Greenberg
    4.9 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (51)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    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...
  13. Chamber Music of Mozart

    Chamber Music of Mozart

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (51)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    Professor Robert Greenberg of San Francisco Performances presents an outstanding opportunity to study and enjoy a variety of chamber works drawn primarily from Mozart’s golden years in Vienna, 1781–1791. The centerpiece of this 16-lecture course is the set of six Haydn string quartets that Mozart dedicated to his friend, the great Joseph Haydn.
  14. Great Masters: Beethoven-His Life and Music Sale

    Great Masters: Beethoven-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.3 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (71)
    Save up to $200.00 Starting at $14.95 $229.95 $14.95$229.95
    Place the life of Ludwig van Beethoven in a stronger social, political, and cultural framework with Great Masters: Beethoven—His Life and Music. Award-winning composer and Professor Robert Greenberg makes the case that Beethoven was one of the most prolific and inspiring forces in the history of music, after whom nothing would ever be the same again. You'll learn about Beethoven's dysfunctional family life,...
  15. The Symphony Sale

    The Symphony

    Robert Greenberg
    4.9 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
    Save up to $360.00 Starting at $34.95 $429.95 $34.95$429.95
    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...
  16. The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works Sale

    The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
    Save up to $490.00 Starting at $69.95 $599.95 $69.95$599.95
    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...
  17. String Quartets of Beethoven

    String Quartets of Beethoven

    Robert Greenberg
    4.9 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (53)
    Starting at $229.95 Starting at $229.95 $429.95 $229.95$429.95
    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. Beethoven's Piano Sonatas Sale

    Beethoven's Piano Sonatas

    Robert Greenberg
    4.7 out of 5
    70% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
    Save up to $360.00 Starting at $34.95 $429.95 $34.95$429.95
    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.
  19. Concert Masterworks

    Concert Masterworks

    Robert Greenberg
    4.5 out of 5
    63% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (36)
    Starting at $289.95 Starting at $289.95 $599.95 $289.95$599.95
    This course examines eight great concert masterworks by Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorák, Strauss, Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Liszt. You explore the life, times, personality, and stylistic assumptions of the composers and analyze each composition's form, themes, thematic relationships, and expressive content. You will also discuss the impact on musical development of the Enlightenment aesthetic ideal, nationalism,...
  20. The Great Works of Sacred Music

    The Great Works of Sacred Music

    Charles Edward McGuire
    3.8 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    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.