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More about the Pharaohs (online via Zoom)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

Explore the Ancient Egyptian history and the amazing lives of the Pharaohs. Examine the reign of many great kings during the peak of the Pharaonic Empire in the 18th and 19th dynasties. Queen Hatshepsut, Akhenaton, Tut Ankh Amon, and Ramses II feature. The reason behind the economic decline and the political downfall of such an amazing civilisation is also examined. Follow the history into the Greaco Roman period with the arrival of Alexander the Great and Cleopatra. This class follows on from “Egypt of the Pharaohs” but new students are welcome.

Empire of Christ: Roman Christianity 300-600 AD (online via Zoom)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

Modern Europe’s roots lie in the Christianisation of the Roman world. But following the conversion of Constantine the Great, Christianity itself was also dramatically transformed. Bishops became a new elite and living as a monk replaced martyrdom, with both becoming venerated as saints after death. Change also brought conflict as ‘Christianities’ became ‘Christianity’ under the emperors’ patronage, and Christians competed with Pagans and Jews for power and privilege. Through surviving written and archaeological sources, explore the political, social and cultural background of Roman Christianity as it emerged from being a minority cult to becoming the sole official religion of the...

Medieval Women: A Lost World (online via Zoom)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

In a society dominated by men defined by their military function, what was the role of women in the Middle Ages? From mothers advising sons on how to behave correctly, queens accused of behaving improperly to nuns hiring warrior bands and roaming the countryside, the story of medieval women is one of colour, drama and controversy. Learn about women’s expected and actual roles, functions and activities from after the end of Roman power in the West until the Renaissance. Discover Brunhild, Matilda of Canossa, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Hildegard of Bingen, and Jehanne d’Arc. As wives, daughters, mothers, family historians, warlords,...

Tales of the Riverbank: Glasgow's Waterways (online via Zoom)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

Discover the story behind the saying ‘Glasgow made the Clyde, and the Clyde made Glasgow’ in these illustrated talks that explore the development of the city’s most important river. You will also learn about the importance of the Kelvin and the White Cart, and the role that these and other waterways, including canals and burns, have played in the growth of the city’s industries and leisure activities. We’ll also look at traditional holidays Doon the Watter.

The Modern Scottish Novel (online via Zoom)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

Interested in Scottish literature and history? Explore five 20th/21st century Scottish novels. Question the nature of the evolving historical novel. Consider the times in which these novels are set and the times in which they were written and the role of the novel in today’s Scotland. Consider the connections between Scottish literature and Scottish politics. Debate their contemporary relevance and their place in the Scottish literary tradition.

The Acoustic Guitar: Taking your playing further (online via Zoom)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

This advanced class, delivered through Zoom, will begin to explore more advanced techniques in acoustic guitar playing, including elements of ragtime and blues finger-picking, some moderate classical pieces and an introduction to some common jazz chords. You will also look at soloing techniques, ensemble guitar playing, plectrum arpeggios and many other elements of the advancing guitarist’s must-have skills. It is suitable for those who have completed the 'Acoustic Guitar III: Moving On' class or have a good competence in playing equivalent to Grade 4.

Acoustic Guitar I: Getting Started (online via Zoom)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

This class delivered though the Zoom platform is suitable if you want to learn the acoustic guitar from scratch. It is also suitable if you have had a go at learning in the past and are looking for a fun refresher to get you playing again. All the basics will be covered including: tuning the guitar, learning chord shapes, strumming and simple fingerpicking. Easy songs by The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, R.E.M. and Oasis will get you playing right away. By the end of the class you will be able to create simple song accompaniments.

Health & Well-being Through Song for Beginners (online via Zoom)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

Health and Wellbeing through Song classes are necessarily a bit different this term. Nevertheless we shall still begin by feeling the benefit of gentle stretching through a physical warm up. We shall then enjoy exploring vocal technique and experience the positivity which singing brings. Guidance will be given on breath support and tone production. Repertoire will include rounds, unaccompanied songs, exercises and some tasty tongue twisters. Time will be given to learning music which could be further developed when face to face classes resume. There will be opportunities for Students, should they wish, to share their musical interests with other...

How Does Music Work I: Concepts (online via Zoom)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

A gentle introduction to the formal principles governing musical composition and performance. Find answers to the following questions, covering both popular music and classical composition - ‘What is song structure?’ Where do melodies come from? How and why does music affect us emotionally? Learn about harmony, melody, scales and chords. Look at how modern songwriters borrow tricks from the classics - including what Oasis did to Pachelbel’s Canon! Listen to music backed-up by online resources. Gain a solid grounding in basic music theory. No previous musical experience is necessary.

Wagner to Gershwin: from the Romantic to the Modern (online via Zoom)

University of Strathclyde

Short course

Other

This illuminating class provides insights into the world of romantic and modern music. It follows on from Musical Studies 1 but can easily be taken as a stand-alone class. There will be lots of listening and the opportunity to discuss and share some big ideas about the nature and purpose of music. Listening includes Wagner (Siegfried and Tristan und Isolde), Tchaikovsky (1812 Overture and Symphony No 4), Sibelius (Finlandia and Karelia), Debussy (Nocturnes),Shostakovich (The Leningrad Symphony), Ives (The Unanswered Question), Stravinsky (The Rite of Spring), and much more. Discussion includes Wagner’s psychology of music, musical responses to European Nationalism, composing...

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