Monthly Archives: February 2014

Periods of Classical Music – PowerPoint Lessons

These are the PowerPoint lessons I did on the different periods of classical music with my music appreciation class. Feel free to use them, but please credit me or provide a link to my website. The printed music included should … Continue reading

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Protected: Students, here are your composers.

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Games: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Stumbled across this website presented by the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall that has a game based on Benjamin Britten’s “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra”. Check it out here.

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Composer Quest Assignment

Hello readers! I am currently substituting long-term for a teacher who is out on sick leave, and one of my more unique classes is music appreciation class. Last week we studied musical genres, this week it will be musical periods/eras. … Continue reading

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Website: Classics For Kids

In doing research for a music appreciation class I stumbled across a great resource, a website called Classics for Kids. I discovered a page with a radio show about different periods of music, and the site also includes information on … Continue reading

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Pop Music as defined by a middle school student.

“Pop Music” refers to a particular style while popular music is a genre that applies to music that was popular at any given point in time, generally distributed for the masses.

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Music Appreciation Class Lessons – Timbre, Ensembles, Genres

These are some lessons that I did as a unit on a 4 week school week in a middle school music appreciation class. We discussed the timbres of instruments, different ensembles, and different genres. The recorded music can all be … Continue reading

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