Books of teaching units, scores, online teaching units, audio CDs, DVD-Video, Sibelius Student music notation software delivered on disk.
You will need
CD player, DVD player (or a computer with DVD-ROM drive), manuscript paper.
Please note that the Sibelius Student music notation software, delivered on disk, is supplied with a Sibelius Scorch browser plugin which is currently only compatible with the following browsers:
Internet Explorer 7 and above
Mozilla Firefox 4 or above (with Firefox running in 32-bit mode).
The Sibelius Scorch browser plugin is currently not supported by Apple Safari 5.1 or Google Chrome. Mac users running OS X 10.6 or 10.7 are advised to use Firefox in 32-bit mode in order to run the Scorch plug-in. The software has not been tested with other operating systems such as Linux. Although a Linux computer may be suitable for the majority of the activities for this module we do not recommend using one for Sibelius Student music notation software as you may experience problems.
You will need a computer with internet access to study this module as the study materials and activities are accessible via a web browser. Any other computer-based activities you will need to carry out, such as word processing, using spreadsheets, taking part in online forums, and submitting files to the university for assessment, are specified in the module materials. If any additional software is needed for these tasks it will either be provided or is freely available. For this module you will also need to install software provided by the OU on a disk or USB stick.
We recommend one of the following:
Windows desktop or laptop computer running Windows 7 or later operating system
Macintosh desktop or laptop computer running OS X 10.7 or later operating system
modern Linux desktop or laptop computer.
A netbook, tablet or other mobile device that supports one of the browsers listed below may be suitable. The screen size should be at least 1024 (H) x 768 (W) pixels. If you intend to use one of these devices please ensure you have access to a suitable desktop or laptop computer in case you are unable to carry out all the module activities because some software will not run on iOS or Android devices.
We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection and any of the following browsers for carrying out web-based activities:
Internet Explorer 9 and above
Apple Safari 7 and above
Google Chrome 31 and above
Mozilla Firefox 31 and above.
Note: using the latest version for your browser will maximise security when accessing the internet. Using company or library computers may prevent you accessing some internet materials or installing additional software.
To be able to talk and listen in our online discussions you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.
See our Skills for OU study website for further information about computing skills for study and educational deals for buying Microsoft Office software.
Materials to buy
- Mozart, W.A. Piano Concerto no. 24 in C minor KV 491 - study score (ISMN: 9790006200511) Baerenreiter £10.00 This score is available from specialist music shops.
If you have a disability
Throughout the module there are listening exercises, and exercises in which students are expected to know how their work will sound (notably in songwriting). These exercises may be very challenging for anyone with serious hearing impairment. If you have concerns about this, please contact a learning advisor in your region before enrolling on the module.
Written transcripts of any audio components and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) versions of printed material are available. Some Adobe PDF components may not be available or fully accessible using a screen reader, and musical notation may be particularly difficult to read in this way. Other alternative formats of the study materials may be available in the future.
If you have particular study requirements please tell us as soon as possible, as some of our support services may take several weeks to arrange. Find out more about our services for disabled students.