Welcome to 8th Grade General Music!
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Back to School Night Handout (Includes Grading Policies)
*When improvising, people use music to express themselves in a particular style.
*Music Reading and Notating complex rhythms are essential for literacy in 20th Century Music.
*Educated Music-Listeners can describe, analyze and evaluate music and music performances.
*Music is an important historic and cultural record of 20th Century America
Some tools we use to explore these Enduring Understandings are:
1. Working Collaboratively to explore and understand music theory and notation.
2. Performing a variety of styles and musical elements on classroom instruments and with our voices,
3. Experiencing and analyzing music and musical performances.
*Exploring the artform known as a"Musical" by looking at how WSS uses elements such as Song, Dance, Costuming and Language to tell the story.
*Exploring Social Issues of Urban Youth, Prejudice, Cultural Differences and Generation Gaps, and how Musical Theater can be used to explore and express these issues.