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  • Reflection: Making A Guidelines For A Lesson Plan

    While creating the lesson plans for my 10-day unit, I made a template to guide me in my instruction. For the procedure section of my lesson plan, I have split each class into three different parts: theory instruction (12 minutes), assessment/activity (15 minutes), and singing (25 minutes). Theory instruction is when I am using my knowledge of student’s prior skills to expand on what they know, and teach new concepts that will link to those from before. During the assessment/activity, I make sure that the students comprehended and can apply what they learned during the first 12 minutes. During the singing portion of class, we work on learning and perfecting the repertoire for upcoming performances. This time schedule has been successful since the beginning, and allows time for all the necessary components I would like accomplished during my lesson. For lesson 2, I created a worksheet for them to complete during class. “Fill in the staff,” was on one side, and a “rhythm pyramid” (a way to show note values) on the other. This lesson plan was aligned with LG2 Students will be able to list/describe the note names on the scale of the treble and bass class and the parts of a grand staff, and LG3 Students will be able to read and echo rhythms using whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, and eighth notes. After my instruction, I assumed the students would power through the worksheet, and we would have time for a fun game. 14/38 students finished the worksheet in the full 15…

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  • Menuet Vs G Major Essay

    The Menuets from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major explores the tonality of G Major and what can be done to make it sound engaging, dance-like, and captivating. Both Menuet I and Menuet II function as individual movements, yet they contribute to and complement one another. Both explore different rhythmic patterns and tonal aspects, all the while staying and maintaining in the same realm of G Major. I will be talking about rhythm and how it drives the melody forward, shift of tonality and…

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  • Petrus De Cruce Analysis

    that were between six and eleven syllables long. The lines would occasionally rhyme but in various alteration patterns. Where the text originated from depended on the composer, but a great portion of early motets, especially from Notre-Dame were derived from poems. The Franconian/Petrucious Motet subgenres During the first part of the thirteenth century when motets were new, the duration of a given note was heavily restricted based on its place within the recurring modal rhythmic pattern.…

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  • Choppin Piano Sonata No 2 Analysis

    Introduction One of the most remarkable composers of the nineteenth century, Chopin composed exclusively for the piano and his music is innovative with a particular repertoire of technical and expressive devices. His musical style can be described as unique because of his variety and complexity of compositional techniques. The Piano Sonata Op.35 No.2 is an illustration of Chopin’s musical style where he explores several elements found in the nineteenth century music such as the “idea of…

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  • The Argument Between Absolute Music And Program Music

    The arguments between absolute music and program music have lasted for a long time. Although many people try to state their position in these two types of music, there is no certain answer for both types of music. In general, Absolute music can be defined as music for music’s sake and there is no narrative. Program music can be defined as music has a narrative with an attached program. Both kinds of music have their unique characterizes. Some theorists argue that there is no “absolute” music…

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  • Classical Music Concert Report

    Business suit, waistcoat, black trousers and bow tie. Double check the time. Last preparation with a pocket square, check the tickets, and order the cab. David Geffen Hall at Lincoln center to experience New York Philharmonic. Thursday, April 7 by half past seven all classical music lovers in a hurry toward to classical music concert of Beethoven and Strauss. The audience is exciting about this evening, and it is foreseeing, program for today is big. It includes Strauss “Oboe Concerto” and…

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  • Importance Of Music In Our Life

    I would like you to take a minute to think about one of the most important things in your life, personally it would be my family and friends, but some people might agree with me when I say that music plays a huge part in our lives. For as long as humans have been around there has been some form of music made by these people, it’s safe to assume that even the first human beings had some form of music that they created and performed. Music can easily be compared to stories that have been passed…

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  • Reflection Essay: What It Means To Being A Discourse Community

    For the last few weeks our class has been discussing what it means to be a discourse community as well as what it means to be a part of one. I am writing this paper to impart upon the fellow students in our class, as well our professor that I not only understand the meaning on a discourse community but that I also have been a full-fledged member of one myself. To further verify the extent of my membership I also am able to show the ethos, logos, and pathos that I encountered while within my…

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  • Song Analysis: Sleep By Eric Whitacre

    Song Analysis Essay: Sleep by Eric Whitacre Eric Whitacre 's famous composition “Sleep” exemplifies a wonderful spin on Robert Frost 's poem “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” Eric whitacre had originally wrote Robert Frost 's poem to music but couldn 't publish due to copyright claims so in a panic he changed the words in his iconic piece to create “Sleep”. Before "Sleep” was even a concept a Texas woman came to Eric asking him to write a piece in remembrance of her parents…

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  • Reflection Of Weep No More By David N. Childs

    For this final project, several classmates and I have assembled an eight-part vocal ensemble, accompanied by a pianist. We have chosen a piece that also has eight-parts, to add variety and layers on the basis of each vocal part. This piece we are performing as an ensemble is titled “Weep No More,” arranged and composed by David N. Childs, and adapted from a poem by John Keats. David N. Childs is a well-known freelance composer of music, with his ideology being, “music has the power to transform…

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