Mixing with Music

Ref: C2224523

The course will develop a deeper understanding and enjoyment of music, by exploring how it relates to the other arts and to aspects of life. It will introduce you to the music itself, several examples of which will be performed live by the tutor, and there will be occasional opportunities for students to participate if they wish.

Course aim

Why is TV background music often irritating? How does music differ from country to country? Does opera need to be hard work? COME AND SHARE MUSIC, DISCUSSIONS AND DISCOVERIES.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • You do not need any particular knowledge of music or theory, just an open mind and a receptive ear for the music to be explored.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Hear musical details that I had not noticed before
  • Identify and compare a range of musical sounds and styles
  • Relate musical examples to non-musical contexts
  • Provide reasoned opinions about musical likes and dislikes in the discussion

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • If possible, a group visit to a local concert will be organised.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • students will be encouraged to listen to complete sections of music after the sessions, using CDs of their own, or library copies issued by the branch.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Mixing with Music Course Outline


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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