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Syllabus for Music History & Literature
Instructor Carl Polk E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Office SAA 329 Online: www.saamusictheory.weebly.com
Schedule for A Day:
Time Class Room
B Day, Period 6 Music History & Literature SAA 329
Music History and Literature (Period 6, B Day)
- Roger Kamien, Music An Appreciation, 9th edition - Raoul Camus, Study Guide and Student Workbook to Accompany Kamien - Online resources at: http://www.mhhe.com/kamien9 - Music handouts, class handouts, online resources and recordings - Optional to purchase: Brief Set of Four Compact Discs to Accompany Roger Kamien,
Music An Appreciation, fourth brief edition Sony Music Special Products
- Students in this class will develop an understanding and appreciation for classical and popular music of the Western World
- Through perceptive listening and the study of musical elements, forms, styles and composers, students will identify compositions by musical period and characteristics
- Students will develop a basic knowledge of the evolution of western music
Each student is expected:
- To participate in the class daily by bringing the proper materials, being on time, and having the proper attitude
- To complete the level appropriate Assignments each week - To develop music listening skills in class through classroom activities - To participate in individual and group projects.
Music History and Literature (Period 6, B Day)
Each Student must have:
1) Student planner to write homework assignments 2) Note paper 3) Students are expected to have a pencil and an ink pen at their desk during class 4) Box of tissues
Assessment: Classwork, homework, participation, group preparation, etc. 40%
Formal Assessment: Written Tests, Group and Individual Performances, Group projects 60%
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Class Rules and Procedures: 1. Arrive on time. 2. Raise your hand before speaking. 3. Listen to others and participate in class discussions. 4. Use the pencil sharpener during non-instructional time. 5. Stay on task 6. Do your assignments. 7. Bring materials and have them ready. 8. Listen to directions. 9. Cooperate with your group. 10. Pick up after yourself. 11. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself. 12. No vandalism. Dont write or carve on your desk or school property. 13. Treat school computers/equipment with care 14. No cellphones allowed.
1. Enter the classroom quietly. 2. Be in your assigned seat before the 2nd bell rings, ready to work. 3. Remember the school-wide 20/20 bathroom policy. 4. Only 1 student at a time to the bathroom. 5. If you miss class it is your responsibility to check Weebly and your study partner before
returning to class. Missed tests must be made up immediately.
Consequences for disobeying rules or procedures:
1. Warning 2. Call to parent 3. Poor conduct grade 4. After school detention with extra report 5. Extra work assignments
Cheating in any way is unacceptable. Cheating is defined as copying and using someone elses
work as your own and includes any attempt to defraud, deceive, or mislead a teacher in arriving
at an accurate assessment of student achievement. This includes but is not limited to copying
from the internet, someones paper, or a book, magazine or newspaper. It also includes writing
on oneself answers to possible test questions. Students are expected to do their own work.
Anyone caught cheating will receive a zero for the assignment or test and a referral to the
office will be written.
Recommended Pacing Chart:
1st Quarter TOPIC
Week 1 Course Introduction, objectives, and expectations
Week 2 Part I, Elements of Music. Chapter 1 Sound: Pitch, Dynamics, and Tone Color. Chapter 2 Performing Media: Voices and Instruments
Week 3 Part I, Elements of Music. Chapter 3 Rhythm. Chapter 4 Music Notation. Chapter 5 Melody.
Week 4 Part I, Elements of Music. Chapter 6 Harmony. Chapter 7 Key. Chapter 8 Musical Texture
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Week 5 Part I, Elements of Music. Chapter 9 Musical Form. Chapter 10 Performance. Chapter 11 Musical Style.
Week 6 Part II, The Middle Ages. Chapter 1 Music in the Middle Ages (450 1450). Chapter 2 Gregorian Chant
Week 7 Part II, The Middle Ages. Chapter 3 Secular Music in the Middle Ages.
Week 8 Part II, The Middle Ages. Chapter 4 The Development of Polyphony: Organum.
Week 9 Part II, The Middle Ages. Chapter 5 Fourteenth-Century Music: The New Art in Italy and France. Review and Midterm Test.
2nd Quarter TOPIC
Week 10 Part III, The Renaissance. Chapter 1 Music in the Renaissance (1450 1600).
Week 11 Part III, The Renaissance. Chapter 2 Sacred Music in the Renaissance.
Week 12 Part III, The Renaissance. Chapter 3 Secular Music in the Renaissance.
Week 13 Part III, The Renaissance. Chapter 4 The Venetian School: From Renaissance to Baroque.
Week 14 Part IV, The Baroque Period. Chapter 1 Baroque Music (1600 1750). Chapter 2 - Music in Baroque Society. Chapter 3 The Concerto Grosso
and Ritornello Form.
Week 15 Part IV, The Baroque Period. Chapter 4 The Fugue. Chapter 5 The Elements of Opera. Chapter 6 Opera in the Baroque Era. Chapter 7
Week 16 Part IV, The Baroque Period. Chapter 8 Henry Purcell. Chapter 9 The Baroque Sonata. Chapter 10 Arcangelo Corelli.
Week 17 Part IV, The Baroque Period. Chapter 11 Antonio Vivaldi. Chapter 12 Johann Sebastian Bach. Chapter 13 The Baroque Suite.
Week 18 Part IV, The Baroque Period. Chapter 14 The Chorale and Church Cantata. Chapter 15 The Oratorio. Chapter 16 George Frideric
Handel. Review and Final Test.
3rd Quarter TOPIC
Week 19 Part V, The Classical Period. Chapter 1 The Classical Style (1750 1820). Chapter 2 Composer, Patron, and Public in the Classical Style.
Chapter 3 Sonata Form.
Week 20 Part V, The Classical Period. Chapter 4 Theme and Variations. Chapter 5 Minuet and Trio. Chapter 6 Rondo.
Week 21 Part V, The Classical Period. Chapter 7 The Classical Symphony. Chapter 8 The Classical Concerto. Chapter 9 Classical Chamber
Week 22 Part V, The Classical Period. Chapter 10 Joseph Haydn. Chapter 11 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Chapter 12 Ludwig Van Beethoven.
Week 23 Part VI, The Romantic Period. Chapter 1 Romanticism in Music (1820 1900). Chapter 2 Romantic Composers and Their Public. Chapter 3
The Art Song. Chapter 4 Franz Schubert.
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Week 24 Part VI, The Romantic Period. Chapter 5 Robert Schumann. Chapter 6 Clara Wieck Schumann. Chapter 7 Frederic Chopin. Chapter 8
Week 25 Part VI, The Romantic Period. Chapter 9 Felix Mendelssohn. Chapter 10 Program Music. Chapter 11 Hector Berlioz.
Week 26 Part VI, The Romantic Period. Chapter 12 Nationalism in 19th
Music. Chapter 13 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Chapter 14 Bedrich
Smetana. Chapter 15 Antonin Dvorak. Chapter 16 Johannes Brahms.
Week 27 Part VI, The Romantic Period. Chapter 17 Giuseppe Verdi. Chapter 18 Giacomo Puccini. Chapter 19 Richard Wagner. Chapter 20 Gustav
Mahler. Review and Midterm Test.
4th Quarter TOPIC
Week 19 Part VII, The Twentieth Century and Beyond. Chapter 1 Musical Styles (1900 1945). Chapter 2 Music and Musicians in Society. Chapter 3
Impressionism and Symbolism.
Week 20 Part VII, The Twentieth Century and Beyond. Chapter 4 Claude Debussy. Chapter 5 Maurice Ravel. Chapter 6 Neoclassicism.
Week 21 Part VII, The Twentieth Century and Beyond. Chapter 7 Igor Stravinsky. Chapter 8 Expressionism. Chapter 9 Arnold Schoenberg.
Week 22 Part VII, The Twentieth Century and Beyond. Chapter 10 Alban Berg. Chapter 11 Anton Webern. Chapter 12 Bela Bartok.
Week 23 Part VIII, Jazz. Chapter 1 Jazz Styles (1900 1950). Chapter 2 Ragtime. Chapter 3 Blues. Chapter 4 New Orleans Style.
Week 24 Part VIII, Jazz. Chapter 5 Swing. Chapter 6 Bebop. Chapter 7 Jazz Styles since 1950.
Week 25 Part X, Rock. Chapter 1 Rock Styles. Chapter 2 Rock in American Society. Chapter 3 The Beatles.
Week 26 Part XI, Nonwestern Music. Chapter 1 Music in Nonwestern Cultures. Chapter 2 Music in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Week 27 Part XI, Nonwestern Music. Chapter 3 Classical Music of Inda. Chapter 4 Koto Music of Japan. Review and Final Test.
GPS Standards: MHSIMTh.1-10 & MHSAMTh. 1-9
Music Theory/Composition I, AP Music Theory, and Music History & Literature
Savannah Arts Academy