Become a Beatles Expert for free at University! | Fab Forum

Please consider registering
Guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
Become a Beatles Expert for free at University!
No permission to create posts
10 February 2014
10.48am
Lorettamartin
A Beginning
Forum Posts: 7
Member Since:
13 February 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hey, I just joined the "Music of the Beatles" course at Coursera. They offer free online university lessons about the Beatles and their Music, and you can join now the first lesson. It's free, it's fun and you can still join.

This week's lesson (complete with homework and a pop quiz!) is about the early days:

Week One: Early days and success in the UK. The Beatles as pop craftsmen. Study of cover versions at Cavern and Hamburg shows, Please Please Me, With the Beatles, and the singles from this period.

So, what are you waiting for, I am looking forward to seeing you in class. More info here: The Music of The Beatles - Free Coursera course

 

 

13 February 2014
3.09pm
Avatar
Ron Nasty
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 5355
Member Since:
17 December 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Looks like it could be interesting. I've just signed up for the free course (won't be spending for a certificate). Always interesting to have to think! Downloaded the first lectures. Anybody else going to take a look?

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

13 February 2014
3.14pm
Avatar
parlance
Slaggers
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 7095
Member Since:
8 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Yeah, I signed up. I won't pay either. I don't need a certificate in Beatleology or whatever that gets you.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

13 February 2014
3.16pm
Avatar
fabfouremily
Sitting in an English garden
Rishikesh
Forum Posts: 2971
Member Since:
3 May 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Sounds really interesting, but I think I have enough obligatory studying to do without taking any more on.

Hope you both enjoy it.

Moving along in our God given ways, safety is sat by the fire/Sanctuary from these feverish smiles, left with a mark on the door.

(Passover - I. Curtis)

13 February 2014
4.10pm
Avatar
AppleScruffJunior
Sitting here doing nothing but procrastinating...
Rishikesh
Forum Posts: 4000
Member Since:
18 March 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

So tempting but I have real life work to do unfortunately, gah!

  INTROVERTS UNITE! Separately....in your own homes!                  *** Make Love, Not Wardrobes!                 *** "Stop throwing jelly beans at me"- George Harrison
13 February 2014
4.40pm
Avatar
DrBeatle
Hershey via Boston
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 1550
Member Since:
29 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I'm already a Beatles expert a-hard-days-night-paul-5a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

 

 

"I know you, you know me; one thing I can tell you is you got to be free!"

 

Please Visit My Website, The Rock and Roll Chemist

Twitter: @rocknrollchem

Facebook: rnrchemist

 

13 February 2014
5.19pm
Avatar
Expert Textpert
In bed.
Rishikesh
Forum Posts: 2577
Member Since:
18 April 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I'm an Expert Textpert.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death." --John Lennon
13 February 2014
6.31pm
Avatar
meanmistermustard
Moderator



Forum Posts: 18447
Member Since:
1 May 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I'll pass. Studying when i had to was bad enough so i'm not doing it now when i don't.

Don’t make your love suffer insecurities, trade the baggage of self to set another one free. ('Paper Skin' - Kendall Payne)
14 February 2014
1.51am
Avatar
Ahhh Girl
sailing on a winedark open sea
Moderator


Forum Posts: 11801
Member Since:
20 August 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

You know how some devout Christians make a pledge to read through the Holy Bible in a year?.?.

Well, I've been thinking I need to read the Beatles Bible (the other black box links besides the forum) from cover to cover, or link to link so to say. I'm thinking that would be a university-level Beatles education.

14 February 2014
1.57am
Avatar
IveJustSeenAFaceo
Arrived Somewhere (But Not Here)
Rishikesh
Forum Posts: 2847
Member Since:
31 October 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Ahhh Girl said
You know how some devout Christians make a pledge to read through the Holy Bible in a year?.?.

Well, I've been thinking I need to read the Beatles Bible (the other black box links besides the forum) from cover to cover, or link to link so to say. I'm thinking that would be a university-level Beatles education.

The Black Bar of Beatles Stuff, you mean.

And I've signed up. Seems like it could be cool. 

Hey, we should get the people from this course to come here! That'd be cool

(This signature brought to you by Spaghetti Tuesdays. Occurring on Wednesdays since 2013.)

14 February 2014
2.00am
Avatar
Ahhh Girl
sailing on a winedark open sea
Moderator


Forum Posts: 11801
Member Since:
20 August 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

IveJustSeenAFaceo said

Ahhh Girl said
You know how some devout Christians make a pledge to read through the Holy Bible in a year?.?.

Well, I've been thinking I need to read the Beatles Bible (the other black box links besides the forum) from cover to cover, or link to link so to say. I'm thinking that would be a university-level Beatles education.

The Black Bar of Beatles Stuff, you mean.

And I've signed up. Seems like it could be cool. 

Hey, we should get the people from this course to come here! That'd be cool

Perhaps the teacher will reference us.a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

 

18 February 2014
3.44pm
Avatar
parlance
Slaggers
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 7095
Member Since:
8 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

What do people think so far? I finished Week 2. The guy's voice is a little too soporific for my taste, but I've been learning a thing or two.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

18 February 2014
4.19pm
Avatar
Ron Nasty
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 5355
Member Since:
17 December 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Wow! I just took the quiz for week one after finishing the videos yesterday. I'm finding some things interesting, like looking at the song structures, but some of the mistakes bug me. Astrid and Stuart were not married. When he does the bit about using the UK catalogue, he lists the Magical Mystery Tour ep but not the Long Tall Sally ep. Both were made up of songs not released elsewhere in the UK. There are other details he gets wrong, but I won't list them all.

I agree, his voice is a bit...

But, hey, I can't say I'm not enjoying it. Seems I need to get a shift on and download week two!

 

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

18 February 2014
4.26pm
Avatar
AppleScruffJunior
Sitting here doing nothing but procrastinating...
Rishikesh
Forum Posts: 4000
Member Since:
18 March 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

F**k I just remember I have to do that stupid quiz

(Yes I did sign up, FOMO got the best of me)
I mainly skip through the lectures, can't be arsed sitting through a 13 minute video when I know the majority of it.

  INTROVERTS UNITE! Separately....in your own homes!                  *** Make Love, Not Wardrobes!                 *** "Stop throwing jelly beans at me"- George Harrison
18 February 2014
4.43pm
Avatar
parlance
Slaggers
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 7095
Member Since:
8 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

mja6758 said
When he does the bit about using the UK catalogue, he lists the Magical Mystery Tour ep but not the Long Tall Sally ep.

Which is odd because he focuses on Long Tall Sally in Week 2.

parlance

 

 

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

18 February 2014
4.47pm
Avatar
IveJustSeenAFaceo
Arrived Somewhere (But Not Here)
Rishikesh
Forum Posts: 2847
Member Since:
31 October 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

AppleScruffJunior said
F**k I just remember I have to do that stupid quiz

(Yes I did sign up, FOMO got the best of me)
I mainly skip through the lectures, can't be arsed sitting through a 13 minute video when I know the majority of it.

Ha, I tried the quiz before the lecture, got a C. 

(This signature brought to you by Spaghetti Tuesdays. Occurring on Wednesdays since 2013.)

18 February 2014
5.01pm
Avatar
Ron Nasty
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 5355
Member Since:
17 December 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Don't worry, ASJ, it's only ten multiple choice questions. Not that I would have scored as well as I did without watching the videos. You have until sometime tomorrow I believe!

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

18 February 2014
7.30pm
Avatar
AppleScruffJunior
Sitting here doing nothing but procrastinating...
Rishikesh
Forum Posts: 4000
Member Since:
18 March 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Watching one of the 'Before Beatlemania' videos at the moment and thought that your mans hair is business at the front and party at the back a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

Edit: Just did the first quiz, 10 out of 10 :D and I didn't really watch any of the videos. I just guessed MWAHAHA a-hard-days-night-george-10

  INTROVERTS UNITE! Separately....in your own homes!                  *** Make Love, Not Wardrobes!                 *** "Stop throwing jelly beans at me"- George Harrison
19 February 2014
2.39am
Avatar
Zig
The Toppermost of the Poppermost
Moderator



Forum Posts: 8371
Member Since:
14 April 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

IveJustSeenAFaceo said
Ha, I tried the quiz before the lecture, got a C. 

I was wondering how easy it would be to skate through it without doing the actual "course work" and then read your post. Well done on the first try.

apple01

AppleScruffJunior said

Edit: Just did the first quiz, 10 out of 10 :D and I didn't really watch any of the videos. I just guessed MWAHAHA a-hard-days-night-george-10

And for you young lady - apple01apple01

I was going to give you three apples, but I never received my bribe. Consider us even.

Haven't bothered to click the link. My head is already being filled quite nicely by Tune In, thank you very kindly. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth. Blessed is he whose fame does not outshine his truth. Every Little Thing you buy from Amazon or iTunes will help the Beatles Bible if you use these links: Amazon | iTunes
23 February 2014
3.40pm
Avatar
parlance
Slaggers
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 7095
Member Since:
8 November 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I just started listening to Week 3. The professor mentions in the introduction that a documentary on the day the Beatles met Elvis is being made, which I managed to miss as it was reported at the Elvis Presley Examiner instead of or in addition to the Beatles one.

Also, for those who might be interested, he'll be teaching a history of rock n roll course too.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

No permission to create posts
Forum Timezone: America/Chicago

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: Necko, Little Piggy Dragonguy, Shamrock Womlbs, sigh butterfly
68 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Starr Shine?: 11615

Silly Girl: 7695

parlance: 7095

mr. Sun king coming together: 6980

Mr. Kite: 6133

trcanberra: 5776

Ron Nasty: 5355

Necko: 4846

mithveaen: 4630

AppleScruffJunior: 4000

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 87

Members: 3496

Moderators: 4

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 42

Topics: 3934

Posts: 218714

Newest Members:

man on the flaming pie, herseydenvar, Polythene_kite, mariconsoy, Sailorsam

Moderators: Ahhh Girl: 11800, meanmistermustard: 18447, Zig: 8371, Joe: 4476

Administrators: Joe: 4476, Ellie: 3

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today: U.C.Nothing
Upcoming: Expert Textpert