The Listener's Guide
  • Introduction

    6,799 views 6 years ago
    The Listener's Guide is a new YouTube series which will discuss classical music. It will include some explanations, reviews, recommendations, and important cultural information to help you understand more about this esteemed art form. Please subscribe and follow us on Twitter and tumblr!

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    Music: Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major Eroica, Op. 55 by Ludwig van Beethoven and the MusOpen Symphony Orchestra, licensed under Public Domain and obtained from Show less
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  • Music Basics Play all

    Classical music can be a daunting subject for the uninitiated, but these videos attempt to give you some basic knowledge as you start on your journey.
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  • Forms 101 Play all

    Knowing how musical pieces are structured is an important part of enjoying them. These videos outline some of the most common forms so that you know what to expect when you are listening to a piece.
    • Forms 101: Binary Form - Duration: 5 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      Steve explains Binary Form, one of the foundational forms of the Classical Era, using a popular children's tune.

      Pieces featured in the episode:
      Hu, Debbie. “Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 5...
    • Forms 101: Minuets - Duration: 7 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      Minuets are in so many famous Classical era pieces. Steve explains a bit of their history and walks through two examples.

      Click here for annotated recordings of the minuets:
      Mozart - http://youtu....
    • What is a Musical Period? | Forms 101 - Duration: 4 minutes, 41 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      Periods were the most common kinds of phrases in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. How did they work?

      For more on musical forms, check out the Forms 101 playlist:
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  • Drop Needle Quiz Play all

    See how you score against Steve and his guests in this quiz of some well-known pieces!
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  • Steve Recommends Play all

    Steve takes music you already enjoy and gives you recommendations based on those preferences.
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