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"America the Beautiful": Using Music and Art to Develop Vocabulary
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his lesson uses music and art in a vocabulary study of unfamiliar words from the song "America the Beautiful," increasing students' vocabulary while also increasing their knowledge of U.S. geography. A discussion to activate students' prior knowledge about sights and scenery throughout the United States is followed by a read-aloud and introduction to the song "America the Beautiful," which is then sung in each session of the lesson. Students learn the meanings of the song's words through shared reading and the use of context clues and images. Students then use photographs, illustrations, and descriptive language to create a mural shaped like the United States. Finally, through pictures and words, students reflect on what they have learned. This lesson is appropriate and adaptable for any patriotic event or holiday, and many of the vocabulary strategies are adaptable for other texts or word lists, as well.

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Arts and Humanities
English Language Arts
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
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Activity/Lab
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ReadWriteThink
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ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/23/2013
CMUS 120 Fundamentals of Music
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Open Music Theory is a natively-online open educational resource intended to serve as the primary text and workbook for undergraduate music theory curricula. OMT2 provides not only the material for a complete traditional core undergraduate music theory sequence (fundamentals, diatonic harmony, chromatic harmony, form, 20th-century techniques), but also several other units for instructors who have diversified their curriculum, such as jazz, popular music, counterpoint, and orchestration. This version also introduces a complete workbook of assignments.

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Open Music Theory Version 2 (OMT2) is an open educational resource intended to serve as the primary text and workbook for undergraduate music theory curricula. As an open and natively-online resource, OMT2 is substantially different from other commercially-published music theory textbooks, though it still provides the same content that teachers expect from a music theory text.

OMT2 has been designed inclusively. For us, this means broadening our topics beyond the standard harmony and atonal theory topics to include fundamentals, musical form, jazz, pop, and orchestration. And within those traditional sections of harmony and atonal theory, the authors have deliberately chosen composers who represent diverse genders and races. The book is accessible. And perhaps most importantly, the book is completely free and always will be.

The text of the book is augmented with several different media: video lessons, audio, interactive notated scores with playback, and small quizzes are embedded directly into each chapter for easy access.

OMT2 introduces a full workbook to accompany the text. Almost every chapter offers at least one worksheet on that topic. Some chapters, especially in the Fundamentals section, also collect additional assignments that can be found on other websites.

Version 2 of this textbook is collaboratively authored and edited by Mark Gotham, Kyle Gullings, Chelsey Hamm, Bryn Hughes, Brian Jarvis, Megan Lavengood, and John Peterson.

Word Count: 40576

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Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Benjamin Bergey
Brian Jarvis
Bryn Hughes
Chelsey Hamm
John Peterson
Kyle Gullings
Mark Gotham
Megan Lavengood
Date Added:
07/01/2021
Film Music Appreciation
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This is a text by Dr. Christine Gengaro to be used primarily for film music appreciation courses. Some of the materials are applicable to music appreciation, cinema studies, film studies, music history, musicology, and media studies. It attempts to provide a methodology for studying and analyzing film music without requiring the specific study of a particular set of films. It is appropriate for those with musical backgrounds and those who simply love film music. Suggestions are made in the instructor materials for assignments and assessments that empower students to analyze films in multiple ways, drawing upon cultural context, emotional viewing experience, historical milieu, among other lenses.

Subject:
Film and Music Production
History
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Christine Gengaro
Date Added:
11/02/2023
Fundamentals, Function, and Form
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Theory and Analysis of Tonal Western Art Music

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Return to milneopentextbooks.org to download PDF and other versions of this textNewParaThis text provides readers with a comprehensive study of the theory and analysis of tonal Western art music. Author Andre Mount begins by building a strong foundation in the understanding of rhythm, meter, and pitch as well as the notational conventions associated with each. From there, he guides the reader through an exploration of polyphony—the simultaneous sounding of multiple independent melodies—and an increasingly rich array of different sonorites that grow out of this practice. The book culminates with a discussion of musical form, engaging with artistic works in their entirety by considering the interaction of harmonic and thematic elements, but also such other musical dimensions as rhythm, meter, texture, and expression.

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Fundamentals, Function, and Form by Andre Mount—with editorial and pedagogical input from Lee Rothfarb—provides its readers with a comprehensive study of the theory and analysis of tonal Western art music. Mount begins by building a strong foundation in the understanding of rhythm, meter, and pitch as well as the notational conventions associated with each. From there, he guides the reader through an exploration of polyphony—the simultaneous sounding of multiple independent melodies—and an increasingly rich array of different sonorites that grow out of this practice. The book culminates with a discussion of musical form, engaging with artistic works in their entirety by considering the interaction of harmonic and thematic elements, but also such other musical dimensions as rhythm, meter, texture, and expression. Along the way, Mount supplements the text with over eight hundred musical examples which, in the online version of the text, include embedded audio files for immediate aural reinforcement of theoretical concepts. Most of these examples are drawn from the literature, including nearly 200 excerpts by women and other underrepresented groups. The reader is also given the opportunity to check their understanding of the text with interactive exercises at every step of the way. Fundamentals, Function, and Form was written with the undergraduate music student in mind, but self-guided readers would also be rewarded with a deep understanding of this musical tradition.

Word Count: 270096

ISBN: 978-1-942341-99-4

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Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Andre Mount
Date Added:
10/11/2021
Guitar Fundamentals Book 1
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George Arvola (1948-2016) was a guitarist and music teacher. He created his own series of guitar method books entitled Guitar Fundamentals. Volumes 2-5 of this series are based on approximately 600 pages of music manuscript by Tony Bradan (1913-1999) entitled A Learning Process for Playing the Guitar, which Tony entrusted to George. These books outline a process by which serious, dedicated students can gain:the ability to read standard notation for guitar, skill in applying efficient pick control and left hand fingering, an intimate knowledge of the guitar fretboard and flexibility in finding efficient fingerings for melodies, scales, triads, arpeggios and 3- and 4-part chords in real time, the ability to play accompaniment, the ability to play 4-part harmony, chord resolutions and voice movement, and the basics of improvisation. We are preserving this guitar method online in the hope that present and future generations of guitarists will benefit from the innovative approaches within.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
eCampusOntario
Author:
Bruce Arbuckle
George Arvola,Dan Sich
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Guitar Fundamentals Book 4
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George Arvola (1948-2016) was a guitarist and music teacher. He created his own series of guitar method books entitled Guitar Fundamentals. Volumes 2-5 of this series are based on approximately 600 pages of music manuscript by Tony Bradan (1913-1999) entitled A Learning Process for Playing the Guitar, which Tony entrusted to George. These books outline a process by which serious, dedicated students can gain:the ability to read standard notation for guitar, skill in applying efficient pick control and left hand fingering, an intimate knowledge of the guitar fretboard and flexibility in finding efficient fingerings for melodies, scales, triads, arpeggios and 3- and 4-part chords in real time, the ability to play accompaniment, the ability to play 4-part harmony, chord resolutions and voice movement, and the basics of improvisation. We are preserving this guitar method online in the hope that present and future generations of guitarists will benefit from the innovative approaches within.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
eCampusOntario
Author:
George Arvola
Tony Bradan
Date Added:
03/10/2020
Guitar Fundamentals Book 5
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George Arvola (1948-2016) was a guitarist and music teacher. He created his own series of guitar method books entitled Guitar Fundamentals. Volumes 2-5 of this series are based on approximately 600 pages of music manuscript by Tony Bradan (1913-1999) entitled A Learning Process for Playing the Guitar, which Tony entrusted to George. These books outline a process by which serious, dedicated students can gain:the ability to read standard notation for guitar, skill in applying efficient pick control and left hand fingering, an intimate knowledge of the guitar fretboard and flexibility in finding efficient fingerings for melodies, scales, triads, arpeggios and 3- and 4-part chords in real time, the ability to play accompaniment, the ability to play 4-part harmony, chord resolutions and voice movement, and the basics of improvisation. We are preserving this guitar method online in the hope that present and future generations of guitarists will benefit from the innovative approaches within.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
eCampusOntario
Author:
George Arvola
Tony Bradan
Date Added:
03/10/2020
How James Brown Invented Funk | Sound Field
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James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, created the DNA for funk. Musicians LA Buckner and Nahre Sol explore how he created funk music, as well as how Brown's music influenced hip hop. They break down the sound of the genre, and create their own funky original song in the process.

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From soul music and R&B, James Brown created a new genre: funk music. Funk, in turn, inspired hip-hop and trap music—genres that give voice to the life experiences of impoverished and oppressed peoples. By examining videos and text and doing research on the links between music and social justice issues, students will be prepared to collaborate on their own socially conscious rap and create a community activity to work for social change.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Career and Technical Education
Film and Music Production
Performing Arts
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Author:
PBS Learning Media
Date Added:
07/01/2024
Improving Narratives around Musical Practice: A Cognitive Approach to Music Education
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This particular work is one part of the author’s undergraduate senior capstone project and is one of 11 in the series titled “Controlling the Narrative for Peace of Mind.” Seniors enrolled in Professor Erica Kleinknecht’s capstone seminar in the Spring of 2021 all used a core set of literature as a starting point and then they personalized the content to an area of their choosing. The work here reflects an integration and application of literatures in cognitive, applied cognitive, psycholinguistic fields of study, plus additional topic-specific content.

Word Count: 7893

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Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Film and Music Production
Psychology
Social Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Date Added:
05/12/2021
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Musical Time
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This course is an interdisciplinary exploration of three broad topics concerning music in relation to time.

Music as Architecture: the creation of musical shapes in time;
Music as Memory: how musical understanding depends upon memory and reminiscence, with attention to analysis of musical structures; and
Time as the Substance of Music: how different disciplines such as philosophy and neuroscience view the temporal dimension of musical processes and/or performances.

Classroom discussion of these topics is complemented by three weekend concerts with pre-concert forums, jointly presented by the Boston Chamber Music Society (BCMS) and MIT Music & Theater Arts.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Life Science
Performing Arts
Philosophy
Physical Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Marks, Martin
Shadle, Charles
Thompson, Marcus
Date Added:
01/01/2010
Jazz Up Writing Workshop: Writing Biographies of African American Jazz Musicians
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During writing workshop, students research, write, revise, and share their own comprehensive biographies of African American jazz musicians.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
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ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
08/29/2013
Move With the Music
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Invite students to share and discuss a song of their choice with lyrics that contain a social, political or cultural message relevant to a contemporary social justice issue. Students will lead their peers through a close reading and discussion of the song’s lyrics, and create a written analysis of the song, its lyrics, and its message. To help anchor their analysis, teachers may use the Critical Literacy Text-Dependent Question Stems template in the lesson. Students can organize their writing along the eight areas, while choosing from the list of prompts in each area. (Note: Teacher discretion will be necessary for handling lyrics that use explicit language.) Use the suggested activity and strategies below to empower students to lead the lesson with their peers as the students.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Southern Poverty Law Center
Provider Set:
Learning for Justice
Date Added:
02/12/2013
Music Appreciation
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Word Count: 172650

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Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Armin Harrison
Date Added:
11/12/2021
Music Appreciation
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This course is an interactive discussion of music through the ages and how we as a people from various walks of life can appreciate it.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Duana Demus-Leslie
Date Added:
05/15/2021
Music Appreciation: A Thematic Approach (Complete Course)
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This course is designed to teach not only historical facts about music but also to encourage deeper listening to music from a variety of sources. The course is a guided journey of listening, reading, and discussion (oral and written) of music, with corresponding recommended listening and assignments for deeper understanding. An emphasis of this design is to place music within the framework of how music is experienced instead of in a chronological sequence. To that end, the modules include a unit on the music of the Civil Rights movement, with optional material on music for social justice in contemporary America, and the musical contributions of musicians from Alabama. Instructors are encouraged to modify the materials to serve the needs of the students or audience they are serving.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Caterina Bristol
Brenda Luchsinger
Date Added:
06/03/2019