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About the Course

The Music of the Beatles will track the musical development of the band, starting from the earliest days in Liverpool and Hamburg, moving through the excitement of Beatlemania, the rush of psychedelia, and the maturity of Abbey Road. While the focus will be on the music, we will also consider how recording techniques, the music business, the music of other artists, and the culture of the 1960s affected John, Paul, George, and Ringo as they created the Beatles repertory. There is probably no band or artist that has had more written about their music than the Beatles. There are many good books on the band's biography, several insider accounts offering glimpses behind the scenes, books that interpret the meaning of the songs, and even books that catalog dates and people regarding the band. This course will try to synthesize much of that information into an account of the Beatles' development as musicians and songwriters....

Top reviews

Jun 12, 2020

Great class. For someone who grew up listening to the Beatles (thank you, Mom!), I learned things I did not know and will listen to the songs with a different appreciation and approach. Thank you!!!!

Mar 7, 2016

I have always been curious about the beginnings of the Beatles and in fact I have been playing and singing some of their popular songs. I'm glad there is a free on line course about them.

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By E. S S

Dec 17, 2015

very nice course, sensitively taught, excellent subject :)

By Amandine R

Apr 23, 2020

Very interesting. Thank you so much for these courses !!!

By Robert A

Jul 19, 2017

VERY INFORMATIVE. I thought the teacher did his homework.

By Leibniz L S M

Dec 31, 2015

Excelente propuesta, el curso La Música de Los Beatles.


Jun 5, 2020

Professor Covach did a great job teaching this course.

By Ahan K S

Jun 24, 2020

john covach 10/10 teaching skills but 20/10 ponytail

By Isaac P

May 23, 2020

great course, great teacher. Sorry for the Copyrigth


Feb 16, 2016

Wonderful and interesting course! Thanks so much.

By Raymond D

Oct 10, 2017

Loved this course. Well presented and organised.

By Daniel F E

Apr 17, 2017

One of the best available courses in Coursera !

By Maire

Nov 28, 2016

In Macca's words: Keep that one, Mark it Fab

By Diarmaid R

May 25, 2020

Very interesting lecturer, really enjoyed

By Rafael U V

Nov 3, 2019

Its really great. Thanks from Lima, Perú.

By Marco A C

May 13, 2018

Excellent, great course, congratulations!

By Debra J

Sep 1, 2015

I learned so much! Excellent professor!

By André S

Apr 4, 2019

Great course and awesome presentation

By Percy B

Jun 14, 2020

El curso es muy bueno y entretenido.

By George C M

Dec 4, 2015

Well presented and very informative.

By Ivan P

Apr 18, 2020

it´s very good despite no music

By Juan C A E

Nov 30, 2020

Great! The teacher is excellent!


Dec 25, 2016

Muy interesante. Bien elaborado

By Marisol F S

Jan 6, 2016

Great course! Very interesting

By Meg

Sep 2, 2015

best history/music lesson ever

By Victor A L

May 21, 2020

It was a wonderful music trip

By Aoife N M

Jun 11, 2020

Really enjoyed this course!