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Share what you learned in The Music of the Beatles!

  • 8 June 2019
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Share what you learned in The Music of the Beatles!
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The course of the week is The Music of the Beatles offered by the University of Rochester.

@Claire and I are hoping that together we can help people find great courses through the community. Every week, we're featuring a course and inviting people to share their course highlights and how they're using what they learned.

Below are some questions for inspiration. Feel free to answer any or all of them – or share something else.

Have you taken The Music of the Beatles?

What did you like about it?

What was the most interesting thing you learned?

What have you done with what you learned?

Who should take this course?

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Hi @Laura , The music of The Beatles is a course I mentored for ages , I was asked to mentor by the professor ' John Covach' because when I took the course it was the first sitting of it and being its my era, so to speak and one of my favourite bands I had very good marks it I recently went to go back as mentor and sent @Claire a message on slack regarding it but never received a reply so I guess they now have enough quota of mentors? the course is very enlightening and its surprising how many younger people are taking the course especially since they have come to hear of them through their parents etc. Prof. Coach is very good at explaining and teaching the course as he is with his other music courses. I did all of them with good marks because as you can probably tell the music of that era ie. the 60's and before from about the 40's I really enjoy infant I mentored all accept about 1 I think , at some time but The Music of The Beatles is my favourite musical course to mentor , as I said after I had a break from it I sent @Claire a message to see if I could mentor it again at the beginning of this year but never heard anything because I believe especially if you are more passionate and know the subject concerned you will have a better chance at enjoying the subject your mentoring. In answer to the questions you raised I learned more than anything how good the four were as musicians in their own right as well as collectively. The most interesting thing for me was to mentor other people about them and the question what have I done with what I learned was , I was asked and took the professor up on becoming a Mentor for the course, finally the person/s that should take the course is the one that really wants to know more because there are things I learned when I took the course that I never realised about The Beatles; also there's the fact its a really great course and after you finish you will want to know even more.
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I loved the course! Whay did I sign up for it? Because I love The beatles! Top 1 Band in my life!
Now then, I`d like to let you know I learned a lot and I also reinforced my knowledge and insights about The Beatles.
I learnet about what went around the Group during their tours, Their insights.
My expectations were highly fulfilled! What did I do next? I shared what I learned with my groups of learners. Great feedback!
Thank you so much for the high level of the course!
As Paul, John, George and Ringo said LET IT BE!
Cheers, Sandra
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The music of the Beatles accompanies me from very early in my life, since close relatives, like my aunts and uncles, used to listen to her, hum and dance her every day. It was mid-60's and inevitably I grew up in that wave. Over time my interest became deeper and I got to know all the albums of the beatles and many of their singles, and even more so my interest led me to study all the possible information about it, so when you get to the course The music of the Beatles, of the University of Rochester, I could not feel more than satisfied because I finally found an order on all the information and particularly, separate what is valuable from the media paraphernalia about it. For my biggest surprise the thing did not end there, but as a practitioner of piano and guitar I felt more favored, since the professor's explanations included the analysis of the musical forms used by the Beatles in many of his songs, and that frequently They are useful for the study of popular music as a whole. A great course that I would recommend to any music lover.

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