Monthly Archives: September 2015

Why Ibiza club music at a classical concert is a clash we should embrace

Catherine Tackley’s article reflecting on the popular music content in the 2015 BBC Proms season has been published online in The Conversation.

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10. Music is always growing

Music is always growing – new music is being made, performed, recorded and investigated all the time. Studying music at the OU not only allows you to explore this continually developing area, but contribute to it as well. Thus A224 … Continue reading

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9. Music is good for your health

Music is good for your health – as is lifelong learning! Whatever stage you’re at in your life, career and development as a musician you’ll be supported by staff who specialise in online, distance and part-time learning in Music. Many … Continue reading

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8. Music is always changing

Music is always changing – even well-established pieces of music go through striking transformations in the way they are performed, as the following podcast on the Air from J.S. Bach’s Third Orchestral Suite (from the Music Department’s third level undergraduate … Continue reading

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7. Music is good for employability

Music is good for employability – as well as gaining subject-specific knowledge, and we will help you develop transferable skills which are valuable for any workplace. You might wonder what benefit being able to analyse a Piano Sonata by Mozart … Continue reading

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6. Music combines well with other subjects

Music combines well with other subjects – you’ll begin your undergraduate degree studying music alongside other Arts subjects including Art History, Classics, English, History, Philosophy and Religious Studies. You can follow these other subjects alongside music as you progress through … Continue reading

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5. Music enriches the rest of your life

Music enriches the rest of your life – studying music with us will bring your enthusiasms into your work, and your study will enhance the things you value and enjoy. You may have seen the television advert for cider which has … Continue reading

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4. Music is creative

Music is creative – you’ll learn about how musicians work creatively with sound, and experience this for yourself. As we mentioned earlier in this series of blogs, you don’t have to be an expert musician to understand more about music. … Continue reading

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3. Music has many forms

Music has many forms, from songs to sound tracks, sonatas to symphonies. Whatever form of music takes your fancy, you’re likely to find it somewhere in our modules. Just as novelists and poets all use the same letters to make … Continue reading

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