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Inglés (English)

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Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

1 hora para completar

Introduction and Special Features

5 videos (Total 31 minutos), 4 readings
5 videos
Recommended Books7m
Andy Babiuk Interview3m
Walter Everett Interview6m
Beatles Equipment9m
4 lecturas
Grading and Logistics10m
Music Fundamentals10m
About the Professor10m
2 horas para completar

Early Day and Success in the UK

The Beatles as pop craftsmen. Study of cover versions at Cavern and Hamburg shows, Please Please Me, With the Beatles, and the singles from this period.

9 videos (Total 109 minutos), 1 quiz
9 videos
Before Beatlemania13m
Hamburg and Liverpool17m
The First Recordings for Parlophone11m
Please Please Me9m
SCU – Love Me Do, Please Please Me, I Saw Her Standing There13m
The Beatles and UK Pop, 19639m
With the Beatles5m
SCU - She Loves You, I Want to Hold Your Hand12m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Early Day and Success in the UK20m
2 horas para completar

Success in America and the World

The Beatles begin to move toward the artist model. Music from A Hard Day's Night, Beatles For Sale, and singles from this period. From this point on we will closely follow particular authorship of songs, keeping track of John, Paul, and George as individual songwriters.

8 videos (Total 81 minutos), 1 quiz
8 videos
The Beatles are Coming!12m
The Beatles in the Movies8m
A Hard Day’s Night, the Album14m
SCU - A Hard Day’s Night, Can’t Buy Me Love, and Any Time At All9m
Beatles For Sale, Fall 196415m
SCU - I’m A Loser and Eight Days a Week6m
Brian Epstein and George Martin13m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Success in America and the World20m
2 horas para completar

Pop Maturity

Increased experimentation, still mostly within the context of the pop single. The increasingly important role of the recording studio and recording techniques and innovations. Help!, Rubber Soul, and singles from this period.

7 videos (Total 82 minutos), 1 quiz
7 videos
Help! The Movie6m
From Craftsmen to Artists8m
Help! The Album12m
SCU - Help!, You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away, I’ve Just Seen a Face, Yesterday14m
Rubber Soul15m
SCU - Norwegian Wood, In My Life, Michelle, I’m Looking Through You, If I Needed Someone14m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Pop Maturity20m
2 horas para completar


The artist model comes into full bloom. The rise of importance of the album and idea-driven projects. Revolver, "Penny Lane," "Strawberry Fields," Sgt. Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour, and other singles from this period, including the tracks that would end up on Yellow Submarine.

9 videos (Total 112 minutos), 1 quiz
9 videos
Revolver: The Album12m
SCU - Rain, Tomorrow Never Knows, Eleanor Rigby, For No One, Taxman14m
On the Way to the Summer of Love7m
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band17m
SCU - Strawberry Fields, Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite, Penny Lane, She’ Leaving Home, Within You Without You15m
Loss and New Directions in Fall, 196710m
Magical Mystery Tour: The Album6m
SCU - All You Need Is Love, Fool on the Hill, Blue Jay Way12m
1 ejercicio de práctica
2 horas para completar

A Co-Op of Singer-Songwriters

The White Album both begins a return to roots while also continuing the musical experimentation of the earlier music, but now each song is less of a group effort. Creative differences arise. The White Album and singles from this period.

9 videos (Total 98 minutos), 1 quiz
9 videos
The Beatles (White Album)7m
White Album - The Paul Songs10m
SCU - Lady Madonna, Hey Jude, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da12m
White Album - The John Songs14m
SCU - Revolution, Happiness Is a Warm Gun, Julia12m
White Album – George and Ringo Songs7m
SCU - The Inner Light, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Piggies11m
Yellow Submarine5m
1 ejercicio de práctica
A Co-Op of Singer-Songwriters20m
3 horas para completar

Get Back

Once there was a way to get back home. The Get Back sessions embrace a return-to-simplicity approach but are aborted. Abbey Road attempts to get back to the band's previous manner of working. Let It Be combines material from Get Back with newly recorded tracks. Abbey Road, Let It Be, and singles from this period.

9 videos (Total 111 minutos), 1 quiz
9 videos
The Get Back Project14m
Get Back/Let It Be, The Album11m
SCU - Let It Be, Dig a Pony, I Me Mine, I Got a Feeling13m
The Grand Finale: Abbey Road10m
Abbey Road: Side One5m
SCU - Here Comes the Sun, Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, I Want You (She’s So Heavy)14m
Abbey Road: Side Two (A Longer Day in the Life)16m
1 ejercicio de práctica
Get Back40m
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Principales revisiones sobre The Music of the Beatles

por MMMar 8th 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.

por GGApr 27th 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.



John Covach

Professor of Music and Director
Institute for Popular Music

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The University of Rochester is one of the nation's leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University provides exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College, School of Arts and Sciences, and Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are complemented by its Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, and the Memorial Art Gallery....

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