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What Are Intervals?

What Are Intervals?

Two Minute Music Theory

How to tell how far apart two notes are. What are intervals?
Introduction to Binary Form

Introduction to Binary Form

Two Minute Music Theory

Binary Form is a piece of music with two sections. Perhaps like a verse and a chorus.
How to Write Music Using Motifs

How to Write Music Using Motifs

Two Minute Music Theory

In this video, we look at different ways to manipulate a motif into music.
Blood Brothers in Context

Blood Brothers in Context

Literary Contexts: 1980s British Fiction

Willy Russell’s ‘Blood Brothers’ chronicles the social circumstances that lead two brothers to tragedy. Although set in the 1960s and 70s, the musical reflects the social issues and attitudes of the time the play was written in the early...Show More
The History Boys in Context

The History Boys in Context

Literary Contexts: 1980s British Fiction

Alan Bennett’s 'The History Boys' is set in 1983, a time when England was rife with class conflict and political reform. This video examines the events and tensions that inform Bennett’s play, from the changing roles of teachers to the social...Show More
Building Music: What Is a Theme?

Building Music: What Is a Theme?

Two Minute Music Theory

We continue our "Building Music" series, looking at how composers construct music. Today we look at how motifs, phrases, and periods can be used to construct themes.
Building Music: What Are Musical Forms?

Building Music: What Are Musical Forms?

Two Minute Music Theory

We continue our "Building Music" series, looking at how composers construct music. Today we look at how motifs, phrases, and periods, and themes are used to create full musical forms.
Building Music: Phrases and Periods

Building Music: Phrases and Periods

Two Minute Music Theory

We continue our "Building Music" series, looking at how composers construct music. Today we look at how motifs can be used to construct phrases, and phrases can be used to make periods.
The History Boys: The Characters

The History Boys: The Characters

BBC Teach: Making a Scene

An overview of some of the main characters in The History Boys by Alan Bennett.
The History Boys: The Plot

The History Boys: The Plot

BBC Teach: Making a Scene

An overview of the plot of The History Boys by Alan Bennett.
Blood Brothers: The Themes

Blood Brothers: The Themes

BBC Teach: Making a Scene

An overview of some of the main themes in Blood Brothers by Willy Russell.
Blood Brothers: The Characters

Blood Brothers: The Characters

BBC Teach: Making a Scene

An overview of some of the main characters in Blood Brothers by Willy Russell.
Blood Brothers: The Plot

Blood Brothers: The Plot

BBC Teach: Making a Scene

An overview of the plot of Blood Brothers by Willy Russell.
How to Find the Key in 3 Easy Steps

How to Find the Key in 3 Easy Steps

Two Minute Music Theory

How can you find what key a piece of music is in? Just follow this easy flowchart in three easy steps!
The History Boys: The Themes

The History Boys: The Themes

BBC Teach: Making a Scene

An overview of some of the main themes in The History Boys by Alan Bennett.
Introducing the Music of Ireland

Introducing the Music of Ireland

Music of the World

What is the essence of Irish music? If you answered 'Riverdance', you need to broaden your thinking. This is a fascinating look into Irish music that explains why the art form is so central to Irish culture and identity. This programme explores...Show More
Introducing the Music of Japan

Introducing the Music of Japan

Music of the World

Whether it’s the unique sounds of a Koto, Shamisen, Shakuhachi or Shinobue, or the pounding of traditional drums, Japanese music has evolved over centuries as an integral part of the nation’s rich culture. Featuring Shakuhachi performer...Show More
How to Count Rhythm

How to Count Rhythm

Two Minute Music Theory

Today we learn how to count to four. The basics of how to count rhythm in Common Time.
Sharps, Flats, and Naturals

Sharps, Flats, and Naturals

Two Minute Music Theory

What exactly are double sharps and flats, and why are they needed? Find out today on Two Minute Music Theory as we look at sharps, flats, and naturals...also known as accidentals.
Notes and Rests

Notes and Rests

Two Minute Music Theory

Today, we look at the values of notes and rests.
How to Read Time Signatures

How to Read Time Signatures

Two Minute Music Theory

How do you know what the two numbers at the beginning of a piece of music mean? Are they a fraction? Will any two numbers work? Find out today How To Read Time Signatures on Two Minute Music Theory.
How Do Clefs Work?

How Do Clefs Work?

Two Minute Music Theory

What is a clef and how does it work?
What Exactly Is a Pitch?

What Exactly Is a Pitch?

Two Minute Music Theory

Without pitch, we wouldn't have music. So what exactly is a pitch?
How to Read Music

How to Read Music

Two Minute Music Theory

Today we look at the different elements that make up modern sheet music, what they mean, and how to read them.
What Is Music Theory?

What Is Music Theory?

Two Minute Music Theory

What is Music Theory and why does it matter?