Monthly Archives: July 2011

Music and Composers Supporting Links

Supporting Links are optional tools provided for your reference and preparation.  Comparable items may be substituted for use with the Task Cards and, as always, use discretion when opening links. 

Music in Ancient Civilizations –
Oldest Song in the World

Early Music

Music of Ancient Greece

Plainsong Illumination

Plainsong

Plainsong Illumination

Minstrels and Troubadours

Sumer Is Icumin In

Music and Dance

History of Ballet

Blues, Spirituals, Swing, and Jazz –
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Carlton_DanceOrchestra.jpg

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tress-Jazz-in-Tygmont-AB.jpg

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Johnny_Guitar_Watson.jpg

Early Notation

Music of the Renaissance

Music of the Renaissance

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Music and Composers Section I Supporting Links

Music and Composers
Section I: Introduction to Music

*Supporting Links are optional tools provided for your reference and preparation. Comparable items may be substituted for use with the Task Cards and, as always, use discretion when opening links.  

Pitch

Rhythm Cards

Rhythm

Rhythm

Tempo

Presto

Andante

Train Scene

Harmony

Pedal Tone

Canon

Round

Fugue

Hymn

Notation

Symbols and Notation

Instrumentation

Instruments of the Orchestra

Children’s Choirs

Children’s Choirs

Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

Choral Music –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GOxRcft94I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCGP5Yz7Ms8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tipsbcfuB4

Opera –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRuYQ9KRJms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFdB8Zz8VOo&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COAptyz_GRY&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSGWoXDFM64&feature=related

Music and Dance –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF9v-6B_O0A&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjG3fH_8P9o&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbuPmzqGBiI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9b6ldKKqu0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rqhoOgJjiU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik1b4jH9Rk8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dEUnXycSmg

Blues, Negro Spirituals, Swing, and Jazz –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYrVwGxlcFA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCg_XS2Yrs4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hel9zo9AFc4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc3vZsoE7VI&feature=related

Pop, Rock, Musicals –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf55gHK48VQ&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSgM-G-wm5Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb51_p_ccPQ&feature=related

Music of the Middle East and Africa –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs9Lfh-8Y60&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUHDYlJHaOQ&feature=related

Music of China and Japan –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI9-URr9r80&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D23t-sKsK2k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chwADnoFDng

Music of India and Indonesia –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAbFVtIRnMU&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRS13e5R8GI

Music of Latin America –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5Cg3J8q9i8

Folk Songs of Ireland, Scotland, England, and Germany –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0zBlHlnR4Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLBKTtdGhEw&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR8Lf6qcSIo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A89VN1W85l0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOcIfUfUuTw

From the Top

Careers in Music

Careers in Music

Careers in Music

Music and Composers Section II Supporting Links

Music and Composers
Section III: Music History Survey

*Supporting Links are optional tools provided for your reference and preparation. Comparable items may be substituted for use with the Task Cards and, as always, use discretion when opening links.

Ancient Egyptian Music

Ancient Greek and Roman Music

Ancient Greek and Roman Music

Ancient Hebrew Music

Gregorian Chant – Unison

Hildegard of Bingen

Leonin -Polyphony

Perotin – Polyphony

Guillaume de Machaut – Ars Nova

Sumer Is Icumen In

Summer Is a Comin In

Music of the Renaissance

Music of the Renaissance 
*Recording is worth blocking the pictures.

Giovanni Gabrielli – Music of the Catholic Church

De Lasso – Music of the Catholic Church

Reformation – Motet

Bach Chorale begins at 1:52.

Begins at 1:52. Don’t skip Paulus’ Pilgrims’ Hymn unless you must.

Reformation – Bach Chorale from Cantata Ein Feste Burg

Music of the Counter Reformation – Palestrina

Music of the Catholic Church in England – Tallis Canon

Early Stringed Instruments

Early Stringed Instruments

Early Stringed Instruments

Early Reed Instruments

Early Reed Instruments

Early Reed Instruments

History of the Horn

History of the Horn


History of the Horn

History of the Horn

History of the Keyboard

History of the Keyboard

History of the Keyboard

History of the Keyboard

History of the Drum

Early Orchestras

Early Orchestras


Early Orchestras

Early Orchestras

Basso Continuo

Concerto Grosso

Concerto Grosso

Concerto Grosso

Baroque Opera

Oratorio

Oratorio

Suites

Suites

Baroque Organ

Baroque Organ

Baroque Organ

Baroque Violin

Baroque Violin

Baroque Violin

Orchestra of the Early Classical Era

Orchestra of the Early Classical Era

String Quartets of the Classical Era

String Quartets of the Classical Era

Classical Concerto

Classical Concerto

Classical Concerto

Sonata

Sonata

Symphony – Classical Period

Symphony – Classical Period

Symphony – Classical Period

Opera – Classical Period

Symphony of the Classical Period – Beethoven

Symphony of the Classical Period – Beethoven

Symphony of the Classical Period – Beethoven

Symphony of the Classical Period – Beethoven

Viennese Waltz

Art Songs and Lieder

Art Songs and Lieder

Symphonic Poems

Symphonic Poems

Mahler’s 2nd Symphony

Opera Overtures, Italian Opera, and Grand Opera –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7O91GDWGPU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4cSVnqGmOc&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlBFBO5odvM


Nationalism, Britain –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ0oCmDXrVk&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUgoBb8m1eE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKaJ4b0XYmI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEUxgazdA-g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngTnToAs4uU

Nationalism, United States –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpKHYe2gSU4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxhRXHtX4pg&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNlL27HvLOo&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmgaKGSxQVw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsReWx9XdNs&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDAbNaF6EYQ

National Music of Czechoslovakia, Finland, and Norway – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5zwt3B8Weg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOSaT6U4e-8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyM2AnA96yE

National Music of Germany, France, and Russia –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V92OBNsQgxU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNdLpJILRzs&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNbXuFBjncw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gi
L1kkyqKM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__4Sh_BCm4I&playnext=1&list=PLD6049746B7D2A17A

Read about Pictures at an Exhibition, Mussorgsky, and see pictures related to each movement here. Look at the pictures while listening. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictures_at_an_Exhibition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rVci4h8TkM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJSbw8Ea2Os&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzK5YEVMHn4&feature=related

Folk Song Influence –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxnb1A8ds0A&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXjpiAQatvE&feature=related


Military Music –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKkflXlh3C8&feature=related

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ycrb_ySffzY

Modern Music –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1oOUJRpJW0&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5dOI2MtvbA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CBzuSp6VxU

 

Music and Composers Section III Supporting Links

Music and Composrs
Section III: Featured Composers Internet and Listening Links

*Supporting Links are optional tools provided for your reference and preparation. Comparable items may be substituted for use with the Task Cards and, as always, use discretion when opening links.

Hildegard of Bingen

Guillaume de Machaut

Josquin des Prez

Palestrina

Orando de Lassus

Thomas Thallis

William Byrd

Gesualdo

Monteverdi

Monteverdi

Heinrich Schutz

Jean Baptiste Lully

Jean Baptiste Lully

Correlli

Purcell

Purcell

Purcell

Vivaldi – Fugue

Vivaldi – Terraced Dynamics

Pachalbel

Buxtehude

Buxtehude

Buxtehude

J.S. Bach

J.S. Bach

J. S. Bach

J.S. Bach

J.S. Bach Cadences

J. S. Bach Cadences

Handel

Handel

Handel
*Note terraced dynamics in second movement

Handel

Haydn

Haydn

Haydn

Mozart

Mozart

Mozart

Beethoven

Paganini

Mendelssohn

Mendelssohn

Mendelssohn

Chopin

Tchaikovsky

Brahams

Wagner

Wagner

Shostakovich

Shostakovich

Debussy

Gershwin

Gerswhin

Barber

Stravinsky

Hindemith

Hindemith

Britten

Music and Composers Scope and Sequence

Music and Composers Task Cards are comprised of three sets of student task cards. They are meant to be used at a pace of about one per week and will take roughly three to four school years to complete. The tasks direct students to engage with key content and activities that are accessible, engaging, and challenging for all ages. Students may repeat the complete course several times for maximum growth in understanding. Many families find the listning tasks an ideal way to start the school day before beginning independent work.

Music and Composer Task Card Sets are comprised of three sets of student task cards. 

Section I: Introduction to Music

1 – Elements of Music: Pitch
2 – Elements of Music: Rhythm
3 – Elements of Music: Tempo
4 – Elements of Music: Harmony
5 – Elments of Music: Notation
6 – Elements of Music: Dynamics
7 – Elements of Music: Instrumentation
8 – Musical Genres: Orchestral Music
9 – Musical Genres: Vocal Prodction
10 – Musical Genres: Vocal Music
11 – Musial Genres: Opera
12 – Musical Genres: Music and Dance
13 – Musical Genres: Blues, Spirituals, Swing, and Jazz
14 – Musical Genres: Popular Music, Rock and Roll, Musicals
15 – Global Music: Middle East and Africa
16 – Global Music: China and Japan
17 – Global Music: India and Indoneia
18 – Global Music: Latin America
19 – Global Music: American and European Folk Songs
20 – Young Artists
21 – Music Profession

Section II: Survey of Music History

Music in Ancient Times
Medival Music – Gregrian Chant, Plainsong
Medieval Music – Polyphony, Sacred and Secular Music
Medieval Music – Minstrels and Troubadours
Instruments in the Middle Ages
Early Notation
Renaissance – Court Music, Chansons, Madrigal, Printing
Music of the Reformation – Hymns, Chorales
Music of the Counter Reformation
History of String Instruments
History of Reed Instruments
History of the Horn and Valve
History of Keyboard Instruments
History of the Drum
Early Orchestras
Baroque Orchestra
Concerto Grosso
Basso Continuo
Baroque Opera
Oratorio – Recitative, Aria, Chorus
Baroque Suites
Baroque Organ Music
Baroque Violin Music
Classical Orchestra
String Quartet
Concerto
Sonata
Symphonies of the Classical Period
Opera during the Classical Period
Symphonic Development
Romantic Period – Waltz, Lieder, Art Songs
Symphonic Poems
Romantic Symphonies
Grand Opera
Nationalism and Music – United Kingdom, United States, Czechoslovakia,Finland, Norway, Germany, France, and Russia
Militay Music and Bands
Modern Music

Section III: Featurd Composers

Hildegard of Bingen
Guillaume de Machaut
Josquin de Prez
Giovanni Palestrina
Orlande de Lassus
Thomas Tallis
William Byrd
Carlo Gesualdo
Claudio Monteverdi
Heirich Schutz
Jean Baptiste Lully
Arangelo Corelli
Henry Purcell
Antonio Vivaldi
Johann Pachalbel
Dietrich Bustehude
Johann Sebastian Bach
Georg Frederic Handel
Joseph Haydn
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ludwig van Beethoven
Franz Schubert
Niccolo Paganini
Felix Mendelssohn
Frederic Chopin
Pyotr Illyich Tcaikovsky
Johannes Brahams
Richard Wagner
Richard Strauss
Claude Debussy
George Gershwin
Samuel Barber
Igor Stravinsky
Sergei Prokofiev
Paul Hindemith
Benjamin Britten

Terms, Symbols, and Listening Objectives
Pitch
Rhythm (quarter note, eighth note, half note, dotted half note, whole note, rests)
Tempo (adagio, andante, moderato, allegro, presto)
Harmony (pedal tone, round, canon, fugue)
Notation (staff, bass clef, trebl cleff, muscal alphabet, notes on keyboard)
Dynamics (pianissimo, piano, mezzo piano, mezzo forte, forte, fortissimo)
Instrumetation (strings, winds, brass, percussion)
Musical Expression
Vocal Production
Choral Music (soprano, alto, tenor, bass)
Opera, Operetta
Music and Dance (folk music, minuet, ballet)
Modes
Improvisation
Ragas
Talas
Gamelan
Calypso
Unison
Plainsong
Polyphony
Basso Continuo
Chorale Tune
Ornamentation
Resonance
Crescendo and Diminuendo
Trill
Major and Minor
Musical Phrase
Motif
Aleotoric
Counterpoint
Dissonance
Canon, Fugue, Chaconne
Terraced Dynamics
Sequences
Cadences
Theme and Variations






Spin on the Prepared Environment



Perhaps your Children’s Library could serve as a ready made Prepared Environment for your students.  Our children’s department boasts several long, low shelves stocked with a vast array of reference materials.  These are ideally placed between work tables and the children’s non-fiction section.  Comfortable chairs surround the area and are ideal for independent reading.  Natural light, pleasing colors, and a sense of order contribute to a fabulous environment for research and investigation.  One Mom mentioned the possibility of classes to occupy younger children while the older ones work trough the Task Cards.  Perhaps you’re in a season of life where spending a bit of time away from home will provide a bit of structure, variety, and social opportunities.  If your local library has managed to keep its focus on great books for children, this might be a fabulous option for your family.