The Music Appreciation course is a one-semester course which will explore the development of the elements of music in order to enhance the level of understanding of music from all eras of history, beginning with ancient times and continuing to the present day. The style characteristics of the periods of music history will be studied with representative composers and compositions from each era of music history being presented. Listening skills, reading musical notation,and analysis of important musical works will be integral parts of our study. Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
1. Identify and define the style characteristics of the musical style periods 2. Name the significant composers and compositions of the studied periods 3. Trace the development of music in relation to other social and artistic events 4. Develop an understanding and a working vocabulary regarding the elements of music 5. Listen to musical selections drawn from all centuries and all genres, and be able to discuss the music that is heard with regard to the elements of music 6. Have a working knowledge of music notation as a tool to understanding music
This space will be updated regularly with a daily outline that will be available for you to follow. If you miss class, check here so you know what we did and you can catch up. Important reminders and announcements will be posted here as well.
The Disclosure Document and a brief Course Outline for the Music Appreciation class is accessible through the link below. Be sure you read it thoroughly and completely, and share it with your parents. Remember to turn in the Music Appreciation Assignment (which requires signatures) given out on the first day of class. It is due on August 31, 2018 (Friday).
There are three keys to success in this class. If you follow them, you will gain the skills and understanding that wait for you at the end of the year. . .and you'll probably get a very good grade. These keys are: 1) come to class regularly, on time and prepared, 2) keep up with the homework, and 3) if you don't understand something in class, ask for help.
This is not Rocket Science! You can do this! I am here to help you succeed, so please don't try to "go it alone."