Mar 07, 2019
Really appreciate Prof. Wright give us such rich content and sophisticated course. I really enjoy and love it. I am looking forward to seeing more high-level courses from Prof. Wright if there is any.
Mar 08, 2016
This course has a lot of information. It is well organized, and so many music illustrations. I am really enjoying this course, and will freely recommend it to anyone interested in classical music.
May 24, 2019
Professor Craig Wright did an exceptional job of explaining Classical music. He's clearly passionate about the subject and shares that along with a litany of useful information. His demeanor reminds me of Mr Rodgers, the way he masks education in friendly and easy to understand conversation. I would love to study more under his tutelage. Highly recommended.
By Ляндрес А А•
May 17, 2019
Wonderful course with a lot of interesting, well-structured, enjoyful materials. Thank you so much!
By Carol L•
May 07, 2019
I feel that I learned the most important basics of listening to music. I feel more qualified to differentiate between musical genres and have a conversation about musical terms. I appreciated seeing the relationship of music to the others arts during similar eras. This course was well worth my time.
By Shaun B•
Apr 28, 2019
What an incredible course and what an incredible journey I have been taken on through this history of music. I am now closer to my own music then I have ever been before and I now have a much deeper insight into music This is a course for understanding the journey of mankind as lived through music. As a musician I feel this is a 'must do' course for anyone who plays an instrument.
By Jung K P•
Mar 31, 2019
The excellent course I've ever taken. Thank you so much Prof. Craig. I had started with almost zero knowledge in music, but ended up with a box of music jewelries in my hand to enjoy. When the lecture reached to Mozart, I could not stop my passion to learn playing Piano, so I now do a self learning via online materials. I was unable to read the music notes even, now I am reading and challenging to know more day by day. I am a retired (from full time job) person, but starting to play piano like a kindergarten kid! Thank you again for the wonderful classes.
By Michael N•
Nov 23, 2018
This is an interesting and ear- and mind-opening course. In parts it is very good, but with some attention to a number of points it could be excellent.
I will list a number of the issues that I would like to see addressed:
The professor has a wide and profound knowledge, but speaks somewhat indistinctly. This is far from being helped by the English subtitles - I do not mean the transcription - but the English video subtitles (I am a native British English speaker) which appear to have been done by a deaf, non-musical, computer and hopefully not by a human. If they WERE done by a human, he or she was drunk or had no knowledge or interest in the content of the material. I have tried to contact the people in charge of the subtitles, but with no success. I understand that they are not the same people as those who perform translations. English subtitles for an English spoken course are apparently not handled by the translator volunteers but are so I was told, farmed out to an outside contactor. There are some absurd transcriptions in the subtitles, and it simply isn't possible to send in reports about each of them - Chello, Hayden, Richard (for we should) are just three that come to mind. The course deserves far better, even if Professor Wright's diction and delivery are sometimes problematic. I needed the subtitles, because Professor Wright's delivery is not always comprehensible. Unfortunately I found the English subtitles to be careless, wrong and inconsistent, and occasionally - groaningly funny.
I would be happy to consider reviewing the subtitles - but for this would need them as a separate and continuous file, against which the spoken text could be compared. If someone would like me to do this, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. (for some reason this window does not allow the first point to labelled 1.) - the presenter plays (not always too well, on an appalling synthesizer. Why couldn't a piano be used? The music deserves better than the sound of a mock piano.
3. There appears to be no accompanying reading material. Yes, Professor Wright's book is referenced, but this does not seem to be available outside the US. Surely some additional references could and should have been found by now.
The above points detract in my opinion from what otherwise be a truly wonderful course.
I would be happy to hear your feedback.
Dr Michael Neugarten
By BJ H•
Jun 17, 2019
Awesome class. Great details and breakdown of Classical music.
Jun 16, 2019
This course is great! Professor Wright and his team put great effort to make this course interesting and be easily understood.
Though actually, I can't fully grasp all the information. I still recommend it to you guys who are interested in classical music. Some materials and questions are a little difficult for me because I'm not a native speaker, so I had to look up the dictionary for the musical terms. (I hope one day there will be well-translated Chinese subtitles.) But trust me, it's completely fine to learn these new words and concepts. I can think more about the melody and rhythm when I'm listening to the works of J.S.Bach and Debussy now. And I hope I can have access to these materials after finishing it.
Anyway, If you stick to it, there will be gains! Thank you for the amazing course!
By Nedyu Y•
Jun 19, 2019
Excellent course, the most entertaining musical journey I had so far! Thank you Pro
By Albert A F•
Jun 12, 2019
Excelente curso, completo, muy bien estructurado y las evaluaciones muy pertinentes a los contenidos.
Ademas es un curso muy integrador con otras áreas del conocimiento, la técnica, el arte y la historia se unen en un mensaje exquisito y muy bien presentado.
Jun 12, 2019
Muy bien detallado al explicar
By Juan C M•
Jun 10, 2019
Craig is an excellent teacher!!!
Jun 09, 2019
Prof Wright is amazing in terms of his knowledge of the subject, ability to teach and keep his student interested. For someone like me who had no prior exposure to music theory, the course became increasingly harder and I had to take some of the lectures twice. I'll take this course again in the future as I will forget some of the things :-)
I wish Prof. Wright has more online classes. Thank you for an amazing class!
By Bing C T•
Jun 01, 2019
enrich my knowledge in music
By Lucas V•
May 29, 2019
By Zhuyi W•
May 24, 2019
It's wonderful. It improved by understading and asthetic a lot. The choices from each musical era is very representative, and I get the flow and development of music.
By Diego A R•
May 20, 2019
This course has not only taught me a great lot, but has allowed me to actually find a way to get closer to classical music. Although I have always said I liked classical music, I had never understood it as deeply as this course has allowed me to. I am profoundly grateful with everyone that made it possible for me to participate in this course.
May 13, 2019
Not exactly, what I've expected, but one could learn a few new things. It is informative.
By Maraam A•
May 11, 2019
Such a lovely instructor !
By Ines E R•
May 07, 2019
Excellent online class. I enjoyed it every single time I viewed. Thank you for offering such a high quality level of online courses. Thanks professor Wright for sharing your passion for music and its "divinity".
By Estelle S•
May 05, 2019
By Daniel S•
May 01, 2019
Dr. Wright is fantastic. The course, along with his book, are perfect companions. Once you go through both, you will learn classical music through the eyes of history and appreciate the nuances of the art.
By Christian K F•
Apr 25, 2019
The best course so far!
By Miguel S C•
Apr 24, 2019
Amazing information, loving everything so far!
By Isaac M Á•
Apr 23, 2019
The better course that i had taken on coursera. Thanks!