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Music 101: Intro to Music

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Refresh your memory of or learn new information about introductory music topics with the assistance of this course. The lessons available in this course cover a wide range of music topics, and can help you prepare for a big music exam or a pop quiz, complete a homework assignment, or boost your knowledge of music fundamentals for personal interest.
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12 chapters in Music 101: Intro to Music

Ch 1. Elements of Music {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[2591].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - How to Read Notes on the Treble Clef Staff Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2592].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2592].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - How to Read Notes of the Bass Clef Staff Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3117].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3117].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Sharps and Flats: Reading and Identifying Sharp and Flat Notes in Music Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3118].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3118].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - How to Determine Major Key Signatures in Music Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2593].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2593].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - How to Determine Minor Key Signatures in Music Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3227].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3227].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Understanding and Building Musical Scales: Definitions & Types of Scales Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3119].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3119].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Musical Timbre of Instruments and Singers: Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2594].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2594].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Instrument Families of the Orchestra: String, Woodwind, Brass & Percussion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2595].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2595].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Tempo: Definition and Uses in Musical Forms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2596].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2596].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Rhythm: Quarter Notes, Eighth Notes, Rests & Other Basic Rhythms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2598].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2598].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Rhythm: Recognizing Syncopation, Dotted Notes & Ties Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3120].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3120].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Major and Minor Keys: Tonality in Music Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2597].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2597].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Musical Form: Definitions and Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2983].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2983].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Musical Form: Phrasing, Binary, and Ternary Forms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2997].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2997].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - Classical Music Forms: Symphonic, Sonata, Theme and Variation & Rondo Forms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2599].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2599].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 16 - Time Signature in Music: Definition and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2601].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2601].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 17 - Meters and Time Signatures in Musical Forms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2602].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2602].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 18 - Melody vs. Harmony: Definitions and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3121].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3121].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 19 - Development of Musical Form Throughout History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2600].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2600].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 20 - Texture and Voices in Music: Definition & Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2603].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2603].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 21 - Dynamics in Music: Piano, Forte and Why They Are Important Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2604].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2604].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What Is Medieval Music? - History, Church Music & Composers Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3085].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3085].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Motets: Characteristics & Composers Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3088].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3088].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Medieval Composers: Hildegard von Bingen, Guillaume de Machaut, Leonin & Perotin Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3090].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3090].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Medieval Church Music: Gregorian Chant & Plainchant Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3086].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3086].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Singing and Polyphony in the Middle Ages and Renaissance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3087].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3087].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Unrequited and Courtly Love Songs of the Medieval Period Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3089].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3089].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Leonin and Perotin: Musical Contributions, Polyphony & Ars Antiqua Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3091].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3091].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Hildegard von Bingen and Female Church Composers: Music and Styles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3092].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3092].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Guillaume de Machaut: Music and Ars Nova Style Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3093].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3093].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Songs of the Renaissance: Madrigals and Vocal Parts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3080].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3080].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Renaissance Music: Sacred vs. Secular Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3081].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3081].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Renaissance Composers: Josquin, Palestrina, & Dufay Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3082].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3082].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Composers of the Renaissance Period: Instrumental Music of Byrd & Gabrieli Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9513].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[9513].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Rise of Renaissance Polyphony: Dufay, des Prez & Palestrina Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3083].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3083].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Schools of Renaissance Composers: English and Italian Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3084].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3084].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Instrumental Music of the Renaissance: Instruments, Compositions & Dance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8279].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8279].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Dance Music of the Renaissance: History and Forms Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8280].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[8280].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Oratorio: Composers, Definitions & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3072].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3072].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Decorative and Ornate Music of the Baroque Era Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3073].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3073].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Baroque Composers: Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Pachelbel & More Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3075].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3075].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Baroque Opera Composers: Monteverdi & Lully Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3076].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3076].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Organ: Instrument Characteristics and History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3067].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3067].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Harpsichord: Definition & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19707].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[19707].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Counterpoint in the Baroque Period: Definition, Harmony & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3070].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3070].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - The Fugue: Bach, Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3071].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3071].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Antonio Vivaldi and Henry Purcell: Baroque Composers in Italy and England Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3077].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3077].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Bach: Important Works, Organ, Fugues and Solo Works Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3078].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3078].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Handel: Major Works & Oratorio Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3079].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3079].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Classical Music and Art: How Music Connected to Art in the Classical Period Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3059].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3059].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Classical Era Composers: Mozart, Haydn & Beethoven Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3063].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3063].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Instrumental Music in the Classical Era Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3058].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3058].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Piano: Instrument Definition, Characteristics and Usage Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3060].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3060].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Symphony: History, Parts and Function in Society Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3061].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3061].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Classical Era Opera: Mozart and Popular Operas Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3062].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3062].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Mozart: Operas, Symphonies & Piano Concerti Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3064].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3064].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Haydn: Symphonies and Compositions for String Quartet Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3065].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3065].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Beethoven: Symphonies & Shift from Classical to Romantic Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3066].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3066].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Characteristics of Romantic Era Music: Emotion & Dynamic Contrast Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3051].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3051].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Nationalism in Romantic Music: Heritage & Pride of Romantic Composers Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3052].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3052].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Connections Between Romantic Music and Art Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3053].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3053].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Romantic Era Composers: Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Tchaikovsky & More Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3054].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3054].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Paganini & Rossini: Italian Romantic Composers Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3055].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3055].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Wagner, Schubert & Schumann: German Romantic Composers Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3056].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3056].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Tchaikovsky, Chopin & Mussorgsky: Eastern European Romantic Composers Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3057].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3057].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - The Beginnings of Opera: Influences and Components Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[78952].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[78952].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What Is an Opera? - Opera Terms and Key Parts Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3106].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3106].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Operatic Singers: Vocal Parts and Singer Roles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3107].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3107].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Types of Opera: Opera Buffa vs. Seria & Wagnerian vs. Mozart Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3108].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3108].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Elements of Orchestral Music: Instrument Sections, Format and Roles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3109].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3109].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - History of the Orchestra: Growth of Orchestral Music Throughout History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3110].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3110].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Elements of Jazz: Swing, Syncopation, Styles & History Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3098].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3098].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Duke Ellington: Music, Piano & Big Band Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3100].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3100].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Louis Armstrong: Music, Trumpet & Vocal Style Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3101].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3101].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Charlie Parker: Jazz Styles, Saxophone & Improvisation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3102].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3102].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Miles Davis: Compositions, Improvisation and Trumpet Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3103].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3103].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Dizzy Gillespie: Compositions, Trumpet & Latin Jazz Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3104].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3104].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Ella Fitzgerald: Songs, Improvisational Style & Vocal Phrasing Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3105].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3105].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Jazz Masters: Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Cole Porter & More Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3099].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3099].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Music of East Asia: Scales, Themes, Instruments & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3039].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3039].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Music of West Asia: Tones, Drones, Instruments & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3040].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3040].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Music of West Africa: Rhythms, Dance, Instruments & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3041].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3041].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Music of Eastern Europe: Mixed Meter, Modes, Instruments & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3042].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3042].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Latin Music: Rhythm, Dance, Instruments & Characteristics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3043].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3043].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Music of Oceania: Characteristics and Instruments of Polynesian Voice & Australian Aboriginal Music Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3044].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3044].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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