Channel 4 Learning

Howard Goodall's Big Bangs
Programme 1: The Invention of Notation
Programme Aims
Programme Outline
Music in the Programme
Programme 2: The Birth of Opera
Programme 3: The Discovery of Equal Temperament
Programme 4: The History of the Piano
Programme 5: The Development of Recorded Sound
Curriculum Relevance
Contact 4Learning
Print Version
Please use the menu on the left to navigate through this resource

Programme Aims

The key aims of this programme are to:

  • introduce the viewer to the history of notation
  • explore the effect Guido's invention had on western music
  • introduce the viewer to plainsong and early medieval vocal music
  • stress the importance of notation today.