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Music 1010 is a general-education course introducing students to the common musical tools (like instruments and notation) and the musical languages (like melody, harmony, and different styles) by presenting you with some of the great music of Europe and the United States between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries. It may be new to you, but this is music that has passed the test of time. Forget Google--libraries pay for and provide focused resources that are not "on the Internet."
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Just for fun
Beethoven, Fifth Symphony---Music Animation Machine
One of several scrolling graphics showing how the famous symphony unfolds. In this case instrument groups are identified by color: strings are shades of orange (violins are orange; violas are darker orange; cellos are light brown; basses are brown). Woodwinds are blue (flutes are turquoise; clarinets are blue; oboes are purple); brasses are shades of yellow; percussion are white.