<div><p>All the necessary teaching is included in the study material, which is delivered online. The module teaches you how to use online resources for music research (but it does not provide basic training in computer operation or word-processing skills), and you will also have unlimited access to an extensive module website that includes:</p><ul><li>a wide range of some of the most valuable published online databases, usually including<em>New Grove II</em>,<em>Grove Opera</em>,<em>Naxos</em>,<em>History Online</em>,<em>The Oxford English Dictionary</em>,<em>The International Index of Music Periodicals</em>,<em>The Music Index</em>,<em>Early English Books Online, JSTOR.</em></li><li>embedded links to a wide range of music databases and other research sites</li><li>other module-related activities such as tutor-student forums and an MA blog</li><li>direct access to other Open University online services.</li></ul></div>
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<div><p>This module is the first part of the MA in Music, which is taught and assessed entirely online. It introduces a wide range of music research skills in the context of the 'digital humanities' (the use of computing and the internet for research and study). Several topics and themes are included in the programme that will help you think in new ways about written documents about music, musical criticism, musical performances, and ethnographical approaches to music. Music databases contained in The Open University's online library (one of the largest in the world) are central to this module. This module has a wide cultural and thematic breadth: all students engage with a range of musical styles from different places and eras. The module is accessible and relevant to those who have a vocational or leisure interest in music.</p></div>