The Story of Great Music | History and Appreciation

Turn music history from a daunting subject to an entertaining and accessible part of your homeschool with the engaging performances and accessible writing of this course.

Description

Take a guided tour through the development of music in the Western world. Watch a range of engaging performances of the pieces which have inspired generations, read essays which explain the history and context of composers and their works, and build your own listening library for lifelong learning.

We designed this course in music appreciation for students without any prior musical training, but it provides a robust historical guide for music students wanting to connect the dots between periods, composers, instruments, and performance styles.

The course could fill a fine arts elective for high school students, provide a handy chronological reference for parents who want curated playlists for family listening, or serve as a pre- or post-concert guide to your next family musical outing.

  • introductory essays on each musical period and composer of note through the beginning of the twentieth century;
  • high-quality performances of the music discussed, curated from around the web;
  • quizzes on terms and listening identification, as well as research projects to reinforce learning;
  • playlists for video and audio to extend learning beyond the course.

Credit: 1/2 HS Elective Credit (fine art, music, art appreciation, humanities)

NOTE: This class only has part of the lessons uploaded, with the rest being completed before the new semester in January.

Additional information

Age

13+

Age/Grade

, ,

Lessons

16

Teacher

Thomas Purifoy, Jr.

Format

Streaming

Type

Credit Amount

Lessons

  1. The Renaissance
  2. The Early Baroque Era
  3. Handel and Bach: Vocal Music
  4. Handel & Bach: Instrumental Music
  5. The Classical Era: Haydn and Mozart
  6. The Classical Era: Haydn and Mozart, cont.
  7. The Classical Era: Beethoven
  8. The Romantic Era: Early Romantic
  9. The Romantic Era: Piano & Composers
  10. The Romantic Era: Wagner & Opera
  11. The Romantic Era: Chamber Music & Symphony
  12. The Romantic Era: National Composers
  13. The Romantic Era: Italian Opera
  14. The Modern Era: Austrian Late Romanticism & French Impressionism
  15. The Modern Era: Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev & Shostakovich
  16. The Modern Era: Sibelius & Elgar & Gershwin

Lessons include some or all of the following steps in our Learning Management System:

  • Read a background essay which takes you through the development of music over the centuries
  • Watch live video performances curated from the web
  • Review a Summary of the lesson and new Vocabulary
  • Complete Quizzes in listening and vocabulary
  • Complete a project or research
  • Go deeper with video and audio playlists for continued learning on the go

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Description

Take a guided tour through the development of music in the Western world. Watch a range of engaging performances of the pieces which have inspired generations, read essays which explain the history and context of composers and their works, and build your own listening library for lifelong learning.

We designed this course in music appreciation for students without any prior musical training, but it provides a robust historical guide for music students wanting to connect the dots between periods, composers, instruments, and performance styles.

The course could fill a fine arts elective for high school students, provide a handy chronological reference for parents who want curated playlists for family listening, or serve as a pre- or post-concert guide to your next family musical outing.

  • introductory essays on each musical period and composer of note through the beginning of the twentieth century;
  • high-quality performances of the music discussed, curated from around the web;
  • quizzes on terms and listening identification, as well as research projects to reinforce learning;
  • playlists for video and audio to extend learning beyond the course.

Credit: 1/2 HS Elective Credit (fine art, music, art appreciation, humanities)

NOTE: This class only has part of the lessons uploaded, with the rest being completed before the new semester in January.

Additional information

Age

13+

Age/Grade

, ,

Lessons

16

Teacher

Thomas Purifoy, Jr.

Format

Streaming

Type

Credit Amount

Lessons

  1. The Renaissance
  2. The Early Baroque Era
  3. Handel and Bach: Vocal Music
  4. Handel & Bach: Instrumental Music
  5. The Classical Era: Haydn and Mozart
  6. The Classical Era: Haydn and Mozart, cont.
  7. The Classical Era: Beethoven
  8. The Romantic Era: Early Romantic
  9. The Romantic Era: Piano & Composers
  10. The Romantic Era: Wagner & Opera
  11. The Romantic Era: Chamber Music & Symphony
  12. The Romantic Era: National Composers
  13. The Romantic Era: Italian Opera
  14. The Modern Era: Austrian Late Romanticism & French Impressionism
  15. The Modern Era: Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev & Shostakovich
  16. The Modern Era: Sibelius & Elgar & Gershwin

Lessons include some or all of the following steps in our Learning Management System:

  • Read a background essay which takes you through the development of music over the centuries
  • Watch live video performances curated from the web
  • Review a Summary of the lesson and new Vocabulary
  • Complete Quizzes in listening and vocabulary
  • Complete a project or research
  • Go deeper with video and audio playlists for continued learning on the go

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