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  • 11
    159 min
    11-part Writing Music course
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    How to Read and Write Music
    An 11-part course with Kalani Music
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    Learning how to read and write music opens up a world of musical possibilities! In this course from professional musician and educator Kalani, learn the fundamentals of music notation.

    Learning how to read and write music opens up a world of musical possibilities! In this course from professional musician and educator Kalani, learn the fundamentals of music notation.

  • 11
    103 min
    11-part Guitar course
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    10 Beautiful Guitar Chord Progressions
    An 11-part course with Ben Levin Music
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    Learn 10 beautiful chord progressions for guitar and a variety of composition techniques, including a formula for creating chord progressions and a simple method for transposing chords in new keys.

    Learn 10 beautiful chord progressions for guitar and a variety of composition techniques, including a formula for creating chord progressions and a simple method for transposing chords in new keys.

  • 17
    134 min
    17-part Audio Editing course
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    Basic Home Recording in Audacity
    A 17-part course with Ken Theriot
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    Recording expert Home Brew Audio demonstrates how easy it is to get your own recording studio up and running on your own by using just your computer and the free, open source software, Audacity.

    Recording expert Home Brew Audio demonstrates how easy it is to get your own recording studio up and running on your own by using just your computer and the free, open source software, Audacity.

  • 13
    142 min
    13-part Flute course
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    Flute Fundamentals
    A 13-part course with JustAnotherFlutist
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    A classical musician shares flute techniques she learned the hard way—through trial and error. This course covers crucial yet often neglected topics that help beginning flute students flourish!

    A classical musician shares flute techniques she learned the hard way—through trial and error. This course covers crucial yet often neglected topics that help beginning flute students flourish!

  • 14
    153 min
    14-part Music Theory course
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    Basic Music Theory
    A 14-part course with Ethan Winer
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    Using detailed explanations and familiar music examples, this college-level music theory course provides an engaging and fun introduction that will help you become a more appreciative listener.

    Using detailed explanations and familiar music examples, this college-level music theory course provides an engaging and fun introduction that will help you become a more appreciative listener.

  • 6
    54 min
    6-part Piano course
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    How to Improvise on Piano
    A 6-part course with Kent D. Smith
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    What separates a beginner piano player from an experienced pianist? The ability to improvise. Learn piano improv techniques with Van Morrison’s “Moondance” and Yiruma’s “River Flows in You.”

    What separates a beginner piano player from an experienced pianist? The ability to improvise. Learn piano improv techniques with Van Morrison’s “Moondance” and Yiruma’s “River Flows in You.”

  • 6
    100 min
    6-part Audio Editing course
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    Mixing with 3rd Party & Stock Plugins
    A 6-part course with David Vignola
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    In this course, examine whether 3rd party plugins or stock plugins sound better when mixing music. Compare the same song mixed by the same engineer, as you follow the process of using each plugin.

    In this course, examine whether 3rd party plugins or stock plugins sound better when mixing music. Compare the same song mixed by the same engineer, as you follow the process of using each plugin.

  • 13
    148 min
    13-part Singing course
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    Releasing Your Natural Singing Voice
    A 13-part course with Wake Up Your Voice
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    Ready to take your singing abilities to the next level? Learn how to release your natural singing voice by using proper body posture and breathing in this course for beginners.

    Ready to take your singing abilities to the next level? Learn how to release your natural singing voice by using proper body posture and breathing in this course for beginners.

  • 10
    101 min
    10-part Ukulele course
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    How to Play Really Easy Ukulele
    A 10-part course with Chili Monster
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    Bought a ukulele but don’t know where to start? This course for beginners from Chili Monster teaches you how to play all of the major, minor, and seventh chords on the uke and applies them to original songs. Follow along with attached chord charts and cement your knowledge with lots of practice. At the end of these 10 lessons, you should feel comfortable forming basic chord shapes and moving between chords.

    Bought a ukulele but don’t know where to start? This course for beginners from Chili Monster teaches you how to play all of the major, minor, and seventh chords on the uke and applies them to original songs. Follow along with attached chord charts and cement your knowledge with lots of practice. At the end of these 10 lessons, you should feel comfortable forming basic chord shapes and moving between chords.

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    Audio Editing lesson
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    Hypersonic sound and other inventions
    A lesson with Woody Norris
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    Woody Norris shows off two of his inventions that use sound in new ways, including the Long Range Acoustic Device, or LRAD. He talks about his untraditional approach to inventing and education, because, as he puts it: "Almost nothing has been invented yet." So -- what's next?

    Woody Norris shows off two of his inventions that use sound in new ways, including the Long Range Acoustic Device, or LRAD. He talks about his untraditional approach to inventing and education, because, as he puts it: "Almost nothing has been invented yet." So -- what's next?

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    Music lesson
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    Your brain on improv
    A lesson with Charles Limb
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    Musician and researcher Charles Limb wondered how the brain works during musical improvisation -- so he put jazz musicians and rappers in an fMRI to find out. What he and his team found has deep implications for our understanding of creativity of all kinds.

    Musician and researcher Charles Limb wondered how the brain works during musical improvisation -- so he put jazz musicians and rappers in an fMRI to find out. What he and his team found has deep implications for our understanding of creativity of all kinds.

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    Engineering lesson
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    How to engineer a viral music video
    A lesson with Adam Sadowsky
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    The band OK Go dreamed up the idea of a massive Rube Goldberg machine for their next music video -- and Adam Sadowsky's team was charged with building it. He tells the story of the effort and engineering behind their labyrinthine creation that quickly became the YouTube sensation "This Too Shall Pass."

    The band OK Go dreamed up the idea of a massive Rube Goldberg machine for their next music video -- and Adam Sadowsky's team was charged with building it. He tells the story of the effort and engineering behind their labyrinthine creation that quickly became the YouTube sensation "This Too Shall Pass."

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    Music Appreciation lesson
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    For decades, NASA has woken up its astronauts with music
    A lesson with PRI's The World
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    Space Oddity, Rocket Man, It's a Wonderful World, Brown-eyed Girl, La Cucuracha, all of those songs have at one time been piped up to space. NASA astronauts have a tradition of waking up with music.

    Space Oddity, Rocket Man, It's a Wonderful World, Brown-eyed Girl, La Cucuracha, all of those songs have at one time been piped up to space. NASA astronauts have a tradition of waking up with music.

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    Music lesson
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    A Syrian trumpet player in Berlin has a new project cal...
    A lesson with PRI's The World
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    Milad Khawam, a Syrian refugee in Berlin, describes his music as a "schizophrenia of feelings." It's the mix of emotions, he says, of someone who has left everything behind and is starting over.

    Milad Khawam, a Syrian refugee in Berlin, describes his music as a "schizophrenia of feelings." It's the mix of emotions, he says, of someone who has left everything behind and is starting over.

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    Music Appreciation lesson
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    The wild English roots of the song you'll hear at every...
    A lesson with PRI's The World
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    Pomp? Circumstance? It's actually a fiercely patriotic British song.

    Pomp? Circumstance? It's actually a fiercely patriotic British song.

  • 1 min
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    Music lesson
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    What visual albums say about today's music industry
    A lesson with Marketplace
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    Frank Ocean's 45-minute mini-movie could give Apple Music a competitive edge.

    Frank Ocean's 45-minute mini-movie could give Apple Music a competitive edge.

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    Music lesson
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    Frank Ocean and the business of really fancy music videos
    A lesson with Marketplace
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    Is the music industry's future all-visual-albums, all the time?

    Is the music industry's future all-visual-albums, all the time?

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    Music Appreciation lesson
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    Prince's Paisley Park will open its doors to fans
    A lesson with Marketplace
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    Prince's museum will be run by a firm with ties to Elvis Presley's Graceland.

    Prince's museum will be run by a firm with ties to Elvis Presley's Graceland.

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