Bright Ideas Press offers a wide range of products from fine arts, history, science and more. As a member of the Crew, I had the opportunity to review A Young Scholars Guide to Composers.From the website, "Why take the time to “Crack the Code” of Classical Music?"
- Music is from the Lord. He created it, and He created us with the ability to both make and appreciate music.
- “Classical” music is uniquely part of our Western civilization.
- Research suggests that both listening to and playing classical music aids brain development.
- Even rudimentary exposure increases one’s level of enjoyment and understanding.
- This course provides a close-up look at famous composers, their music, and their times, with special attention to character traits and Christian testimony (or lack thereof). Even the musically challenged will enjoy this course!
- 32 Weekly Lessons
- 26 Bios of Famous Composers
- 6 Eras of Music Explained
- Easy-to-Use Comparative Timeline
- Easy-to-Use Maps
- Composer Info-Cards & Game Directions
- Note-taking Pages
- Answer Keys
- Listening Suggestions
- Intricate Coloring Pages
- Resource Book List
First of all, when we studied the chants, we answered some very good questions:
- How many musical lines (also called voices) did we hear? (Did we hear "harmony" only or "melody"?)
- Is the tune catchy? (These are sung prayers - did they convey feelings?)
- Could we turn off the music and sing the melody? Why or why not?
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