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I hope people in the UK are watching Howard Goodall's new programme, 'How Music Works' Saturday evenings, Channel 4. He shows you how music is constructed in simple, lay peoples terms-everything from Bach to the blues to somethings else beginning with 'B'! It's brilliant and highly educational as well as entertaining!
Yeah, it's a cool programme. He's great at putting across the more complex points of music theory in a way that even idiots can understand it. His explanation of polyrhythms was very impressive, helped me explain to a student how Zappa and Stravinsky are alike! Shame he's lost his cool perm though! Talented guy, it's incredible how many well-known TV themes he's written: QI, Mr Bean, Blackadder, A Bit of Fry and Laurie etc. etc.
That's not a perm-he's a natural curly-wurly! He's also quite happy to email you if you have a query-or at least he used to!Juice777 wrote: Shame he's lost his cool perm though! Talented guy, it's incredible how many well-known TV themes he's written: QI, Mr Bean, Blackadder, A Bit of Fry and Laurie etc. etc.
Ha, I have to admit to being a little puzzled by the rhythm episode-mainly because I had to ignore my previous, less-than-lucid knowledge/teaching on rhythm! When he said that a 'double beat'-as in walking was the mother of all rhythms and superimposed a 3/4 rhythm over a 2/4 rhythm and they fitted perfectly (of course), did it slot into place with me!NoAngel wrote:Yes, we've been watching it. I agree that he makes complex theory very accessible. Thoroughly enjoying it, but had to watch the rhythm one twice to understand it
Managed to catch the last 2 episodes of this guy, quite good, most of the time was name that tune which I enjoyed. I know it was supposed to be generally for non musicians, but wouldnt it be cool if he did an advanced sesion. Has there ever been music classes on television?