Lecture 1.1

 Introduction / Overview

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. 

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)



What is Classical Music?

What is the course about?

Lecture Samples 



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