Creator: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Category: Software > Computer Software > Educational Software
Tag: approach, design, Inspiration, Music, students
Availability: In stock
Price: USD 49.00
Bright Sheng guides us through three works by Brahms, Beethoven, and Sheng for an intimate look inside the composer's mind. This course strives to give students a new appreciation of music, based on an understanding of the craft behind each work. This class is perfect for those wanting to gain a unique perspective on the creative process of music composition, while challenging traditional notions of how composers approach formal structure, melody, and harmony. Week 1 focuses on the question ‘what is melody?', and on the meticulous design of Brahms's Intermezzo, op. 118, no. 2. Week 2 concentrates on the fundamentals of harmony, and how Beethoven thought of harmony to generate his Symphony No. 7 in A Major, op. 92. Week 3 applies the same paradigm to a living composer, Bright Sheng himself, and reveals how he found inspiration in the works of these titans of music in his Four Movements for Piano Trio.
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While helpful, it is not expected students have a background in music to take the course.