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    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.

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    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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    Humanities Worldly Curio
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    Cuba's Daymé Arocena found her religion through music
    A lesson with PRI's The World
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    The 23-year-old Cuban composer, director and singer didn't pay attention to Santería until she learned its music.

    The 23-year-old Cuban composer, director and singer didn't pay attention to Santería until she learned its music.

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    Political Science Worldly Curio
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    A German came to Mexico and turned the border into a mu...
    A lesson with PRI's The World
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    This month in Mexico, Markus Rindt, a German symphony conductor who grew up in East Germany under Communism, brought his "Tear Down This Wall!" tour to Mexic...

    This month in Mexico, Markus Rindt, a German symphony conductor who grew up in East Germany under Communism, brought his "Tear Down This Wall!" tour to Mexic...

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    Music Appreciation lesson
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    Danilo Brito Tiny Desk Concert
    A lesson with Tiny Desk Concerts
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    Danilo Brito and his band brought their dextrous expression of choro music to the Tiny Desk, a long-established musical style that has its roots in the stree...

    Danilo Brito and his band brought their dextrous expression of choro music to the Tiny Desk, a long-established musical style that has its roots in the stree...

  • 8 min
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    Music Worldly Curio
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    This aged well: Mexico's Café Tacvba still rocks, hard
    A lesson with PRI's The World
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    Café Tacvba puts out its first album in five years, and rock is just one of the ingredients.

    Café Tacvba puts out its first album in five years, and rock is just one of the ingredients.

  • 12 min
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    Music Appreciation lesson
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    7 CQ
    Chicano Batman Tiny Desk Concert
    A lesson with Tiny Desk Concerts
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    Chicano Batman comes with a sound that perfectly captures dark lounges, quinceñera dances, car shows and backyard parties.

    Chicano Batman comes with a sound that perfectly captures dark lounges, quinceñera dances, car shows and backyard parties.

  • 5 min
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    Music Worldly Curio
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    Why an Italian band heading for SXSW got deported
    A lesson with PRI's The World
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    Foreign musicians face a complex maze of regulations when it comes to performing in the United States. The members of the Italian indie rock band Soviet Sovi...

    Foreign musicians face a complex maze of regulations when it comes to performing in the United States. The members of the Italian indie rock band Soviet Sovi...

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    Music Appreciation lesson
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    Tank and the Bangas Tiny Desk Concert
    A lesson with Tiny Desk Concerts
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    Tank and the Bangas' victory lap around the Tiny Desk was momentous, celebratory and deeply touching, with a flair and alchemy of styles that could come from...

    Tank and the Bangas' victory lap around the Tiny Desk was momentous, celebratory and deeply touching, with a flair and alchemy of styles that could come from...

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    Music Worldly Curio
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    In communist Poland, the punk thing to do was to sing i...
    A lesson with PRI's The World
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    Polish musician Tomek Lipinski heard his first punk album on a cassette tape in 1978. That tape changed his life.

    Polish musician Tomek Lipinski heard his first punk album on a cassette tape in 1978. That tape changed his life.

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    Retirement Worldly Curio
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    Haiti's 'original boy band' called it quits. Here's how...
    A lesson with PRI's The World
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    This past summer, an iconic Haitian band called it quits. Carimi wasn't just another pop group, though. It was Haiti's original boy band.

    This past summer, an iconic Haitian band called it quits. Carimi wasn't just another pop group, though. It was Haiti's original boy band.

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