Understand musical scores and how musicians use notation
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 hoe to navigate printed music
Engage and listen to a simple musical example alongside its notation
Week 1 Understanding the principles of musical scores
Week 2 Pianists and piano scores
Week 3 Musical collaboration and the role of the score
Week 4 Understanding orchestral scores
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.