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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 $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    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
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (95)
    Starting at $334.95 Starting at $334.95 $384.95 $334.95$384.95
    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. 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
    (248)
    Save up to $185.00 Starting at $29.95 $254.95 $29.95$254.95
    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...
  4. Playing Guitar like a Pro: Lead, Solo, and Group Performance Sale

    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)
    Save up to $200.00 Starting at $49.95 $269.95 $49.95$269.95
    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...
  5. Music as a Mirror of History Sale

    Music as a Mirror of History

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (134)
    Save up to $285.00 Starting at $69.95 $384.95 $69.95$384.95
    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.
  6. How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition

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

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (320)
    Starting at $599.95 Starting at $599.95 $699.95 $599.95$699.95
    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...
  7. Music and the Brain Sale

    Music and the Brain

    Aniruddh D. Patel
    4.3 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (67)
    Save up to $170.00 Starting at $19.95 $219.95 $19.95$219.95
    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.
  8. How Music and Mathematics Relate Sale

    How Music and Mathematics Relate

    David Kung
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (145)
    Save up to $170.00 Starting at $29.95 $219.95 $29.95$219.95
    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...
  9. The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works

    The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
    Starting at $439.95 Starting at $439.95 $519.95 $439.95$519.95
    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...
  10. The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works

    The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works

    Robert Greenberg
    4.7 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (50)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $374.95 $199.95$374.95
    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. Elements of Jazz: From Cakewalks to Fusion Sale

    Elements of Jazz: From Cakewalks to Fusion

    Bill Messenger
    4.5 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (126)
    Save up to $59.95 Starting at $30.00 $89.95 $30.00$89.95
    Learn the basics of jazz and its history in Elements of Jazz: From Cakewalks to Fusion, a course as free-flowing and original as jazz itself. Taught by Professor Bill Messenger of the Peabody Institute, these lectures are a must for music lovers. Follow the story of jazz in its many shapes, including ragtime, the blues, swing music, boogie-woogie, and the rise of modern forms such as bebop and fusion. Thorough and...
  12. How to Listen to and Understand Opera Sale

    How to Listen to and Understand Opera

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (73)
    Save up to $430.00 Starting at $44.95 $519.95 $44.95$519.95
    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...
  13. Great American Music: Broadway Musicals

    Great American Music: Broadway Musicals

    Bill Messenger
    4.5 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (87)
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    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.
  14. 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 $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    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.
  15. Great Masters: Mozart-His Life and Music Sale

    Great Masters: Mozart-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.6 out of 5
    81% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (86)
    Save up to $170.00 Starting at $14.95 $199.95 $14.95$199.95
    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...
  16. Great Masters: Haydn-His Life and Music

    Great Masters: Haydn-His Life and Music

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    74% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (55)
    Starting at $89.95 Starting at $89.95 $199.95 $89.95$199.95
    Experience the musical riches of Franz Joseph Haydn, an artist so technically superb that he has come to exemplify the Classical style. In Great Masters: Haydn—His Life and Music, explore the life, works, and legacy of one of the most original and influential composers of all time. Taught by award-winning Professor Robert Greenberg, this course will reveal Haydn's extraordinary achievements not merely as technical...
  17. The Symphony

    The Symphony

    Robert Greenberg
    4.9 out of 5
    77% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $374.95 $199.95$374.95
    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...
  18. The Concerto Sale

    The Concerto

    Robert Greenberg
    4.9 out of 5
    78% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (51)
    Save up to $305.00 Starting at $34.95 $374.95 $34.95$374.95
    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...
  19. Bach and the High Baroque Sale

    Bach and the High Baroque

    Robert Greenberg
    4.8 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (90)
    Save up to $430.00 Starting at $44.95 $519.95 $44.95$519.95
    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. 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 $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $269.95 $149.95$269.95
    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.