Music Appreciation

by John Tew


Designed to be used for middle and high school students, including special needs classes, this music appreciation course will provide students with experiences that foster a basic understanding of music theory and connections between the music performed during historical periods from the Middle Ages to the present. The course is complete with a student textbook, accompanying CD with musical examples, detailed lesson plans, an easy to follow pacing guide, and all quizzes, tests, and answer keys providing out-of-field and less experienced teachers with the tools they can use for successful instruction. Students will leave this course, which can be paced for one semester or a full year, with a basic musical vocabulary, knowledge of some of the great musicians of past eras such as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Stravinsky, and connections with music and historical time periods. They will also be able to identify musical styles from listening to examples of music from the Middle Ages through the present. Bring classical music back into the lives of teenagers at your school!

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Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction to Music Appreciation
  1. Elements of Music
    1. Pitch
    2. Dynamics
    3. Timbre
    4. Rhythm
    5. Voices and Instuments
    6. Melody and Harmony
    7. Texture
    8. Style
  1. Music in History
    1. Music in the Middle Ages
    2. Music in the Renaissance
    3. Music in the Baroque
    4. Music in the Classical Period
    5. Music in the Romantic Period
    6. Music in the 20th Century
    7. Jazz

These instructional support materials (available in print or eBook versions), regularly updated, cover the complete course (at regular, honors, AP and IB levels), whether it be semester, year or 2-year (IB) with daily support for all aspects of instruction. The Teacher’s Edition includes a syllabus; correlation to standards; daily pacing guide; detailed daily lesson plans; teacher edition of student activity book or lab manual with answers; class notes in PDF (for use as color overheads) and/or editable PowerPoint's (for use with light projector or smartboard); and complete editable assessments. Classroom sets include 25 printed student books and Teacher Edition with DVD. Samples are available for each course (including complete short-term limited screen view versions in eBook format upon request). After purchase of the Teacher Edition in any of the various editions, student activity books or lab manuals are available for individual purchase. Although the online eBook version is screen view only, other versions are available that allow printing student material. Click here for details.

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Teacher Edition Subscription - eBook Version
screen view files only, typically purchased with student eBooks, timely delivery to qualified purchasers, includes 3 times email access to a mentoring teacher
Qty: $199 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-630-8
Teacher Edition Subscription Printed Version
Teacher Manual
Includes 3 times email access
to a mentoring teacher.
Qty: $249 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-063-4
Class Set with perpetual license - Printed Version
includes printed teacher manual, 25 printed student books and 3 times email access to a mentoring teacher.
Qty: $599 US

Page count is Teacher Edition and number of Student Books.
Class Set download files
ISBN: 978-1-59657-631-5
Student eBook
screen view files only, timely delivery to qualified purchasers
Qty: $15 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-540-0
Printed Student Book
concurrent or prior Teacher Edition purchase is required.
Qty: $18 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-064-1
Mentoring Teacher Program Subscription
This subscription allows for 25 times email
access to the mentoring teacher
for 370 days or end of next school year whichever is longer if purchased after Dec. 1
concurrent or prior Teacher Edition purchase is required
Qty: $200 US

No page count.
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