From Notation to Performance: Understanding Musical Scores

Online Course

Future Learn
From Notation to Performance: Understanding Musical Scores

What is the course about?

From Notation to Performance: Understanding Musical Scores
The course From Notation to Performance: Understanding Musical Scores is an online class provided by The Open University through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Find out how musicians turn the notation of a musical score into a memorable performance. Change how you listen to music.
Course description
  • Understand musical scores and how musicians use notation
  • 4 weeks
  • Would you like to know more about what musicians do in rehearsal and performance? Are you keen to learn different techniques for listening to and understanding music?
  • This online course will help you understand a musical score, what musicians do with the notation they contain, and how the notation you see is connected with the music you hear – from a short melody to a full orchestral score.
  • Focussing on Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and Mahler, we’ll introduce you to a pianist, small chamber group and conductor who will explain how they create memorable performances from the notes on the page.
  • Develop and understand the reasons for different musical notations
  • Apply and understand the relationship between notation and performance
  • Demonstrate how to navigate printed music
  • Engage and listen to a simple musical example alongside its notation
  • This course is intended for anyone with an interest in music. You do not need to be able to read musical notation or play an instrument.
  • The Open University
  • The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.

Prerequisites & Facts

From Notation to Performance: Understanding Musical Scores

Course Topic

Creative Arts & Media, Music

University, College, Institution

The Open University

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

From Notation to Performance: Understanding Musical Scores

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / The Open University you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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From Notation to Performance: Understanding Musical Scores
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