Alla Hornpipe Audio Sample Lesson 1: track 1.
Western classical music is as orderly and logical as mathematics, and yet capable of expressing and connecting with the whole range of human emotions. It consists most often of only twelve notes, a few simple rhythms, and a variety of aural textures that manifest in thousands of complex and distinctive styles and forms.
The Romantic Period - Part 1 - Music Appreciation
It follows a system of rules set in place long ago, but these rules are flexible enough that new music is always being created, building on what previous generations composed, ever expanding.
Students will listen to each piece of music and then read each chapter and listen to the corresponding tracks on the Audio Companion CD, which will demonstrate the concepts discussed.
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The pieces are ordered mostly chronologically in order to illustrate the place each one holds in history and in the evolution of music. This Audio Companion CD coordinates with Music Appreciation Book I to demonstrate rhythms, musical forms, techniques, and instruments discussed throughout the course.
This course covers 26 pieces of classical music. Each chapter of Music Appreciation Book I contains a discussion of the piece, historical context, musical concepts illustrated by the piece, facts to remember, and listening exercises.
The Audio Companion CD coordinates with Music Appreciation Book I to demonstrate rhythms, musical forms, techniques, and instruments discussed throughout the course.
We are only a third of the way through Music Appreciation I, but I sincerely hope there will be more.
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