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Frequently asked questions
Music appreciation is the study of learning what to listen for in music and understanding what is happening in any given song. Because musical traditions stem from various cultures and sources, music appreciation often covers the historical background of the styles of music. Many music appreciation courses include western “classical” music as it is a rich, complex art form that helped form modern music. However, music appreciation lessons aim to enlighten you with tools to appreciate, interpret, and connect with music from many different cultures and eras. You do not need to be a musician or play an instrument to take a music appreciation course. Much of the lesson work involves actively listening to recordings.