Well we are finally here. I know this “course” has been much anticipated by you all and I am so excited to get started. Honestly, this was one of my most favorite classes in college. I loved learning the history of how modern music came to be and listening to the different eras and styles as we went along.
It was both amazing and so fascinating to me how God gave such talent to people. I am fairly musically inclined, but I do not hear random rhythms and notes in my head that can be combined in to a melody, let alone a complete symphony. No…that was my baby brothers’ gift. He could literally sit down at the computer and click out a melody and then harmonies, countermelodies all in a 15 piece orchestra without ever playing a note on an instrument. It was just in his head. It was quite something to watch and listen to and I often imagined that must have been what it was like to see Mozart or Beethoven in action.
This month we’re going to start with some basics, or Music Appreciation, as many students may not have any musical training or knowledge. Before you can understand and appreciate music, you need a basic knowledge of it. That includes melody, rhythm, harmony, texture, form, tempo and dynamics. If you do not understand these basics, it will be more difficult to really grasp and understand the different eras and changes in music, which we will be learning throughout this course. If you already have a basic knowledge of musical elements, then you’ve got a head start and this will be a great review as we begin.
Simply download the printable below for your lessons this month. There are six total lessons in this unit. I suggest doing the first few lessons in a weeks time, for example one day to read and two days to listen and really practice hearing what the listening samples are describing. The other 4 lessons can easily be combined to two days a week, where you will finish three lessons in two weeks. That will give you four full weeks of lessons. However, you can structure them however you need to for your child/student.
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