Introduction, Prof. Julian Horton

The SMA Video Podcasts provide an accessible route into analysis for anyone from teachers looking for engaging resources to students, academics or musicians seeking tools to gain a deeper appreciation of musical texts. Each episode provides an introduction to a different application of, or approach to analysis. This could range from covering the basics of a particular theory or analytical method to demonstrating how close analysis can inform broader historical, ideological or socio-cultural arguments.

Series one explores the relationship between analysis and other avenues of music scholarship, offering examples of the kinds of questions that can be raised and answered with analysis. Episode one will be released on 29 February 2016, with each remaining episode appearing on the last day of each subsequent month. We will be charting the reach, impact and application of the videos in teaching and learning during and after the launch of each episode. If you would like to participate, please email Helen Thomas at

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