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
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
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)
Basso Continuo
Chorale Tune
Crescendo and Diminuendo
Major and Minor
Musical Phrase
Canon, Fugue, Chaconne
Terraced Dynamics
Theme and Variations