Music GCSE: Howard Goodall's Story of Music

In this series of short films for secondary schools composer Howard Goodall traces the story of music from the ancient world to the modern day.

These short films acknowledge famous composers, including Beethoven, Stravinsky and Haydn.

This series is useful for teaching music lessons, particularly in the areas of music history, notation, composition, music theory and understanding styles.

Notation and melodic movement
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Harmony, intervals, triads and cadences
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Harmony, dissonance and an introduction to opera
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Key signatures, equal temperament and the 12-tone tuning system
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Handel, the pianoforte and oratorio
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Mozart, melodic writing and the symphony
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Haydn, symphonies and melodic writing
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A profile of Beethoven
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Franz Liszt, symphonic poems and orchestral music
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Saint-Saëns and developments in French composition
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Debussy, world music and impressionism
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Shostakovich and the effects of Nazi rule on composers
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Minimalism and the advance of music technology
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Stravinsky, Russian music and modernism
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Blues and ragtime
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