Mar 08, 2016
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.
Apr 27, 2018
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.
创建者 K. S S•
Sep 15, 2017
Loved this course! I relived my youth through the music of the Beatles and learned so much about them and
创建者 Anatolii B•
Dec 01, 2016
创建者 Frank G H•
Nov 22, 2015
Very informative. A lot of fun. Use vk.com to listen to the music if you take the course.
创建者 Ishan M•
May 05, 2017
John Covach is a fantastic instructor. I love the combination of trivia, music analysis and anecdotes that made the course so fun! Moreover, it feels like he is genuinely a Beatles fan like myself. It made the experience more special. Having already done his two-part course on rock history, I am looking forward to doing the course on the Rolling Stones!
创建者 Hortensia J D•
May 29, 2017
Sep 20, 2016
Great course, I highly recommend it. It is an excellent overview on the music of the beatles. Maybe someday there will be on focused more on their biographies, I would definitely take that course too.
Good content and a very charismatic professor, I liked his classes a lot.
创建者 Sandra G•
Nov 27, 2015
创建者 Bill W•
Mar 10, 2016
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.
Nov 28, 2016
In Macca's words: Keep that one, Mark it Fab
创建者 Marisol A F S•
Jan 06, 2016
Great course! Very interesting
创建者 Raymond D•
Oct 10, 2017
Loved this course. Well presented and organised.
创建者 Scott D•
Mar 15, 2018
Really a great course. Not so much technical musicianship, or personal stuff, but a very comprehensive journey through the evolution of their music.
创建者 Charles A•
Sep 12, 2015
This Class Rocked. I will take any course offered by Prof Covach in the future dealing with Music history of the 20thc
创建者 Joseph P W•
Jun 21, 2017
I am a music theorist and composer. I thoroughly enjoyed this course by Dr. Covach! I loved how he showed you how he broke down each song in the close ups, which helps others understand how to do it on their own. If you use the supplemental materials, you get a much greater understanding of the subject, and you learn the material faster (I would suggest as least the music and Tune In. Only Everette texts if you have a firm grasp of music theory). I understand due to copyright, the music could not be use on this course, which is a bummer. However, this does not stop anyone from going from downloading the music and listening along with Dr. Covach's graphs. You can either pause on the screen to listen or listen before/after the lesson. Thank you for the course, I enjoyed gaining a deeper understanding of the Beatles as artists and craftsman.
创建者 Karina v r•
Aug 15, 2016
I love this course, I keep on taking it over and over again as much as I possibly can.
I always learn something different and new.
Thanks ; )
创建者 britt a•
Sep 23, 2015
Excellent subject taught excellently. I would go to sleep at night listening to the lectures as if they were the perfect bedtime story. But then I'd have to flip back a few lectures in the morning for a close-listening because I didn't want to miss a single nugget of information.
Prof. Covach does what a lot of books and courses on the Beatles fail to do. He looks straight at the music and brings in biography and history where necessary. But it's the music that provides the beat to this course. Prof. Covach digs deep into songs to provide insight on song form/shape, lyrics, theme, etc. and then ties those observations together with songs that come later in the course. So you get a sense of the Beatles' growth as songwriters. What were they influenced by? What did they repeat? How did they alter that repeated form? What conventions did they fall back on when they needed to write a hit single.
Though the course does delve into some music theory, it's accessible to the layperson, eg, talking about a flatted seventh used in a John song. Hocus pocus talk for non-musicians but the professor explains it in such a way that it makes sense and becomes the "thing" you listen for when you go to the song on your iTunes.
Could there be a better gift for a music lover than this course? Well, the professor has a couple other offers on Coursera. Maybe I'll check them out and compare. I'll get back to ya.
创建者 Tomás r v•
Oct 01, 2016
Splendid wonderful course ¡¡¡¡¡¡
Thanks a lot
I am fan of the Beatles ever...
创建者 George C M•
Dec 04, 2015
Well presented and very informative.
创建者 Daniel F E•
Apr 17, 2017
One of the best available courses in Coursera !
创建者 juan c•
Dec 10, 2015
If you are musician and you worship the shit out The Beatles this is for you. I was a late comer to their music but man when I heard them, it was magic. Now being able to look under the hood of what they were doing is a perfect treat.
创建者 JOHN Q•
Feb 16, 2016
Wonderful and interesting course! Thanks so much.
创建者 Derek Z•
Aug 28, 2015
Of all the Coursera courses I've completed that relate to the arts and humanities, this one is the best. Without a doubt, it's a "must" for musicologists, pop culture historians, and avid Beatles enthusiasts. In just seven weeks, Prof. Covach navigates through the Beatles' recordings -- tracing the evolution of the Beatles as performers, songwriters, and artists. Easily worth a five-star rating.
创建者 Robert A•
Jul 20, 2017
VERY INFORMATIVE. I thought the teacher did his homework.
创建者 Camiel B•
Nov 14, 2015
This course is brought with great enthusiasm and knowledge about the subject.
When starting I was curious what there was to tell and if it would not be boring. Not at all!
Thanks for this course!
创建者 Daniel S F A•
Oct 18, 2015
Excelente curso, soy un joven beatlemaniaco y aunque he estudiado bastante a esta gran banda no conocía muchas de las cosas aquí mencionadas.