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Discovering Music Through Close Listening

Added to website 06/08/2020. Updated 07/09/2023.

This free course introduces listening skills and music terminology in an accessible way. It is appropriate for home study, as a teaching resource and for CPD.

This resource focuses on developing listening skills, especially connecting correct musical terminology to the sound experienced. Music examples are drawn from a wide range of western classical and popular styles. It will be useful to both teachers and students of GCSE and A-level music as well as a providing a user-friendly form of CPD for music co-ordinators who may have little experience of music.

About the Provider

The Open University

The Open University offers a BA (hons) Music, as well as other degrees in which music can be studied alongside other subjects. Students do not require GCSE, A-level or equivalent prior qualifications in order to registers.