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English
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to Class!

1 hour to complete
4 readings
4 readings
Notes from the Instructor10m
Syllabus10m
Join the Curtis Online Forum10m
Getting to Know You10m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

How Things Were

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 59 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Music in the Time of Haydn and Mozart12m
Enter Beethoven8m
Sonata Form in Theory7m
Sonata Form in Practice14m
…and the Form of the Sonata8m
3 readings
Lesson Notes and Resources (How Things Were)10m
Lecture Corrections10m
Mr. Biss Asks...10m
1 practice exercise
How Things Were20m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

The First Thirteen

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 44 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Expanding the Scope of the Sonata: Op. 7, 1st Movement15m
Early Experiments in Metaphysics: Op. 7, 2nd Movement7m
Respecting and Disrespecting Tradition: Op. 7, 3rd and 4th Movements11m
3 readings
Lesson Notes and Resources (The First Thirteen)10m
Mr. Biss Asks...10m
Sonata from "The First Thirteen"10m
1 practice exercise
The First Thirteen20m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

New Paths

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 59 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Re-shaping the Sonata: Op. 2619m
Blurring the Lines Between Fantasy and Sonata: Op. 27, No. 16m
Psychological Extremity in Music: Op. 27, No.215m
Subtlety and Innovation: Op. 289m
4 readings
Lesson Notes and Resources (New Paths)10m
Lecture Correction10m
Mr. Biss Asks...10m
Sonatas from "New Paths"10m
1 practice exercise
New Paths20m

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