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!!!!
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.
By Fernando C S•
I didn't think that a course whitout any music could be insteresting and actually the main reason to continue was "The Beatles". How wrong I was.
Mr. Covach let me say congratulations it's a beatiful course. You're very sensible about all "The Beatles" atmosphere. Thank you so much.
I'm recommend this course for anyone who wants to get deep in The Beatles Music and life.
Always a pleasure learning with Professor Covach. I learned a lot and I'm even hungry to learn more with this awesome instructor! The sound quality was a bit rusty in some sessions and Professor Covach was a bit concerned about the copy right issues more than usual. But in the end I don't regret a second spending on this course and learning.
By Joe R G•
An excellent overview of the Fab Four's career, with a focus on the songwriting. It would be better if the real music and lyrics could be used and if there were more video and anecdotes incorporated into the storytelling (even if it wasn't the Beatles themselves, but other voices lending their thoughts).
By Diego T•
Un curso sobre la música de THE BEATLES sin apartes musicales o de video se torna aburrido en algunas lecciones ya que tiene el estudiante que cambiar de página web (sea you tube, spotify etc.) para escuchar las canciones y entender las explicaciones que el profesor detallaba.
En contenido excelente.
By Julia T•
I would have loved to see pictures or accompanying video (but I understand there are copyright laws as discussed in the beginning... It is a shame that it couldn't be used for educational purposes though hehe. Good thing I have all the Beatles music at hand anyways.)
By Jim R•
Muy buen curso, aprendí bastante y logré dimensionar el avance la música a través de la experiencia de los Beatles. Me hubiese gustado oír un poco más en cuanto al trabajo de George Martin o Geoff Emerick, pero en general el curso está genial!
By Dwight H•
Very good history of the Beatles and their style of music.
A little more about the Beatles lives and their travel dates over the years would have been added interest.
By Jaime R•
Excellent course, maybe it should go deeper in composition, beside the analysis of form. Harmony for instance. Thanks a lot, it was a thrill.
By Ewan K•
Had lots of fun, great course. Good insight into the history of the Beatles, now I can enjoy the albums in a new light, Thank you Professor.
By Fok s k•
The course is great and it helps me in understanding and appreciating their music.
By Evelyn G•
Muy interesante, en especial para quienes amamos la música de los Beatles.
By Heather M•
Very interesting course, especially if you are interested in the Beatles.
By Felipe R•
Buen curso, bien detallado y organizado. Muy bueno.
By Laura A A T•
Hace falta escuchar fragmentos de la música
By Luc L•
Really enjoyed learning about The Beatles
By Antonio R M•
By Sokrates V•
That was great!
By Jose C P•
By Todd S V•
The course was ok. For a free (or $50) course that is based on True False and Multiple Guess questions drawn from the instructor's videos, it isn't bad. Regrettably, with all the music, reference materials, etc. out there, the course could be so much better! No true, required discussion forums, no research, no papers, no essay questions. The recommended reading materials are an excellent foundation. Too bad they aren't needed for the course (as everything is predicated on the videos). Perhaps University of Rochester (or some other Coursera community center of learning) could offer something a bit more thought provoking and educationally stimulating for "advanced" Beatles Fans? Peace and Love.
By Chingiz S•
Apparently, the instructor is well-informed in the history of the band.
Nevertheless, information is delivered in a huge portions, sometimes cluttered and it s easy to lost in the narrative.
Sound quality is bad (the volume is jumping sometimes and there is a lot of noise)
May I suggest that you provide a short arts of songs you are talking about?
I understand, there are copyright issues, but still, something should be done about it.
All in all, I wish to enroll in the second, improved release of this course
The professor is very knowledgable. However, the course has too much memorized stuff to remember (especially when students try to finish the tests). One more thing, though at the beginning of the class, the professor notified that Beatles songs won't be played in the class due to copyright reason, but when students really go through the whole class, it is very hard to follow. Isn't music all about feeling? But the class is more like a history class. : (
By Eylül K•
The content of the course is very nice. Especially the part about the instruments is very good. It's good to see exact instruments of them. Hovewer, I think, a course about music should include a little bit music :) It will be better to figure out the problem about copyright. I prepared a Spotify list that includes the songs mentioned during the course but It's better to listen the music or see the lyrics during the course.
Thank you very much :)
By Anthony P•
I'm grateful to the professor for constructing and delivering this course. I learned a few things but the lack of musical analysis was a disappointment. I know that form is important but there was no mention of modulation, chord progressions or cadence styles (John versus Paul). I feel the course should have been titled The History of the Beatles.
By marc b•
Clearly, the instructor is passionate about the Beatles (as am I). However it's really hard to talk about the music of the Beatles and not nine able to even quote from their songs, much less play their music! No songs, no music for fear of being sued!
Takes a good deal away from the course!
By Deleted A•
You can't have a "Music of the Beatles" course without playing some of the music. Surely under the Fair Use provisions of the Copyright Act parts of the Beatles music could be played as well as parts of YouTube