<div><p>Books of scores and teaching units, audio CDs, a DVD and you'll have access to a module website, which includes:</p><ul><li>a week-by-week study planner</li><li>module materials</li><li>audio and video content</li><li>assessment guide</li><li>online tutorial and forum access.</li></ul></div>
<div><p>CD player, DVD player (or a computer with a DVD-ROM drive).</p><p>The online activities for this module require the Sibelius Scorch browser plug-in. Find out more about<a>browser capability</a>.</p><p>Good quality (but not necessarily expensive) headphones so that you can distinguish important details in performances, interpretations and recording techniques.</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>A desktop or laptop computer with either an up-to-date version of Windows or macOS.</p><p>The screen of the device must have a resolution of at least 1024 pixels horizontally and 768 pixels vertically.</p><p>To join in the spoken conversation in our online rooms we recommend a headset (headphones or earphones with an integrated microphone).</p><p>Our<a>Skills for OU study</a>website has further information including computing skills for study, computer security, acquiring a computer and Microsoft software offers for students.</p></div>
The Open University is the worlds leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning.
Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether youre at home, at work or on the move.As an OU student you'll be supported throughout your studies your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues.
Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone.
<div>What does music mean? What does it do? These are the queries at the heart of this module. You'll explore how music conveys meanings and impacts its social contexts, before moving into investigations of audiences, performances, and film music. The module incorporates a focus on the transmission of music, examining how it is edited, notated, and recorded. The final part looks at music in relation to specific social and historical contexts, incorporating case studies of works of western art music from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.</div>