How do we learn? What is Music Literacy? How do we connect what we see to what we hear?
How has choral music changed along with the rest of music and human history in western European art music?
Letters can all sound different depending on the language we're working with. Using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) we can write symbols to represent sound and work with one alphabet in a number of languages very easily.
The Mozart, Verdi, and Faure requiems are some of the most popular works performed by chorus and orchestra. What makes the Requiem so special and unique? Explore the characteristics of the Requiem Mass and the different, unique ways each composer sets the famous text or other texts for the same purpose.
What is Music Literacy? How do we learn? What is Talent vs. Skill?
How do we hear pitch and rhythm and how can we relate that to what we see and how can we practice hearing and doing before we're reading?
Attaching what we hear to what we see (in terms of pitch!)
Attaching what we hear to what we see (in terms of rhythm!)
The Medieval and Renaissance Periods:
and the anthropological realities that spawned them.
The Baroque Period:
Equal Temperament, Basso Continuo, and the Reformation/Counter-Reformation bring change amongst a myriad of other delights (including J.S. Bach & Sons)
The Classical Period:
Church music vs. concert music - Courtly music vs. Volkmusik, the growing concert hall tradition, Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn.
The Romantic Period:
Individual Expression in art, church, and politics leads to an explosion of expressive potentialities... and Ego!
Basic vowels and consonants in the Latin language.
History of the Requiem Mass, its form and requisite parts, and the Mozart Requiem.
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