Books of teaching units, books of scores, online teaching units, audio CDs and a DVD.
You will need
CD player, DVD player (or a computer with a DVD-ROM drive).
The online activities for this module require the Sibelius Scorch browser plug-in. Find out more about browser capability.
Good quality (but not necessarily expensive) headphones so that you can distinguish important details in performances, interpretations and recording techniques.
A computing device with a browser and broadband internet access is required for this module. Any modern browser will be suitable for most computer activities. Functionality may be limited on mobile devices.
Any additional software will be provided, or is generally freely available. However, some activities may have more specific requirements. For this reason, you will need to be able to install and run additional software on a device that meets the requirements below.
A desktop or laptop computer with either:
- Windows 7 or higher
- macOS 10.7 or higher
The screen of the device must have a resolution of at least 1024 pixels horizontally and 768 pixels vertically.
To participate in our online-discussion area you will need both a microphone and speakers/headphones.
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Materials to buy
- Schumann, R.: Alberti, M. (ed) Piano Quintet E flat major op.44 - piano, 2 violins, viola and cello - study score (no. ETP 78). ISMN: 9790200200980 Ernst Eulenburg Ltd £7.50 - ISBN 9783795763565 This study score is available from specialist music shops and can be ordered directly from the publisher. Please use the correct ISMN and ETP no. when ordering.
- Steven Spielberg (Director) Close Encounters of The Third Kind (DVD) 2011. EAN: 5051159650115 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment £5.99 This DVD is available from high street or internet retailers, or by searching on www.find-dvd.co.uk. Please ensure you purchase the DVD released in 2011, since other releases and media formats may contain significantly different versions of the film.
- Beethoven, L. van: Del Mar, J. (ed) Symphony no.6 in F major, op.68 "Pastoral" - study score (Urtext edition no. TP 906). ISMN: 9790006204298 Baerenreiter £10.50 This study score is available from specialist music shops and can be ordered directly from the publisher. Please use the correct ISMN and edition no. when ordering.
If you have a disability
Written transcripts of any spoken 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. Musical notation may be particularly difficult to read in this way, especially in the case of handwritten music manuscripts, non-western music notation, and various forms of musical tablature. Other alternative formats of the module materials may be available in the future.
There are exercises requiring close listening throughout the module. If you have a disability that may make accessing the musical notation or audio and visual material difficult please contact us for advice before registering for this module.
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.