MUSIC APPRECIATION & FUNDAMENTALS

A music class for musicians and nonmusicians alike! This class is a broad survey of music and music theory through the general fundamentals of music, modern music genres and cultural context, the history of Western music and classical composers, and world music.

The year begins in the Modern Era, with which your student is most familiar before we approach the classical composers. We will look at ragtime, jazz, country, rock and roll, movie scores, and soundtracks while simultaneously learning music theory, listening mindfully, and analyzing what we hear.

Then we will move into the powerhouses of classical music, learning about specific composers, their most important works, and the world that their music either reflected or transformed.

This class is designed to provide a half-credit for high school music. It would also be appropriate for a music-loving middle school student.  Students will understand the parts of sheet music and what a composer would use to make the music quieter, louder and what a "rest" involves. Most of the learning will be through listening experiences, but students will complete several projects of their choice.

Students need a 1" binder to keep handouts.

Monday 1:30-2:30

 

Grades: 8-12

Days and Times: Monday 1:30 - 2:30

Teacher: Mrs. Amy Moore

Classroom: Far Side 1

Cost: $12/week for 32 weeks and a one-time $32 material fee