Lecture 1.1

 Introduction / Overview

The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught

to have too much respect for music. They should be taught to love it instead.  

—Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971) 

The Elements of Music, part 1

Over a five-lecture sequence, we will explore the elements of music - music broken down into its individual component parts : Rhythm, Melody, Harmony, Texture, Timbre and Form. 

Prior to the coverage of each historic period, I will provide a video timeline of that period. 

This first lecture segment lays out what the course will cover, including a comprehensive video timeline of the history of music.

Lecture 1.1 Introductory Overview