The Music of the Beatles will track the musical development of the band, starting from the earliest days in Liverpool and Hamburg, moving through the excitement of Beatlemania, the rush of psychedelia, and the maturity of Abbey Road. While the focus will be on the music, we will also consider how recording techniques, the music business, the music of other artists, and the culture of the 1960s affected John, Paul, George, and Ringo as they created the Beatles repertory.
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I have always been curious about the beginnings of the Beatles and in fact I have been playing and singing some of their popular songs. I'm glad there is a free on line course about them.
Incredibly rich class, so much to learn and appreciate. I enjoyed the story arc employed by the professor, as well as the examples, song close up, and information about song structure.
Excellent course. The only drawback s that there could not be any piece of music or lyrics. This is a problem that should be addressed somehow to make it even better.
Amazing course on The Beatles. Very well-explained! Never off-topic, absolutely interesting at all times. Highly recommendable! Professor Covach is great!
A great course with a great amount of research and just enough Theory for those not musically educated to gain a further insight into the Beatles Music.
John has done a wonderful job with this course. very much enjoyed it and learned a lot about rock music and its production as well as Beatles history.
Really a great course. Not so much technical musicianship, or personal stuff, but a very comprehensive journey through the evolution of their music.
This course way very entertaining and informative. I particularly liked the personal touches reflecting each of the band members. Excellent course.
I love this course, I keep on taking it over and over again as much as I possibly can.\n\nI always learn something different and new.\n\nThanks ; )
Great course! I knew nothing of the music of the Beatles, but this course has made me appreciate the poetry and musical innovation of the Beatles.
Really fun class led by a real gentleman who brings tremendous knowledge and appreciation to the fore. Strongly recommend for all Beatles fans!
Excellent course, maybe it should go deeper in composition, beside the analysis of form. Harmony for instance. Thanks a lot, it was a thrill.
Had lots of fun, great course. Good insight into the history of the Beatles, now I can enjoy the albums in a new light, Thank you Professor.
I've always been a fan of the Beatles. this course gave a great perspective of the Beatles phenomena from a musical and a business viewpoint
Great insight. Helps in understanding the significance of their contribution to rock and how they progressed as musicians and songwriters.
This Class Rocked. I will take any course offered by Prof Covach in the future dealing with Music history of the 20thc
Very enjoyable, informative. Good course content and notes, Excellent tutor who had great knowledge on the subject.
Fantastic course, I learned so much about the music that I grew up with but did not know about.\n\nThanks\n\nSandra
Very enthusiastic presentation and full of great information about the Beatles. This course was truly a delight.
Great course for anyone wanting to delve deeper as fan or someone wanting to know more about a career in music.