Review Guides will be available online one week before each scheduled Exam or Quiz
Deadlines for daily assignments, readings and homework are posted on the "Schedule of Homework and Exams" link
General Suggestions for Daily Class Study:
TEXTBOOK and LECTURE NOTES
- Do the assigned reading/listening BEFORE you come to each class.
- Review the online notes before each class
- Be sure to look at the Powerpoint lecture links in the notes
- You will be quizzed briefly on that assigned material at the start of each class session.
REPERTOIRE (through online and in-class
- The single most important thing to accomplish in this class is to get familiar with specific musical examples of various musical styles.
- Listen to the assigned pieces while looking at the score or music guide/resource guide
- Whenever possible, compare each example with a similar type of piece that we have previously studied
- Focus on how the musical elements are reflected in each example.
TERMS (these help you understand and
describe the music you are studying--they have little value unless you can
apply them to actual music)
- Know the definitions of critical terms (those specified in the class notes/lectures and especially those that are on the E-Workbook assignments)
- Know each composer we have taken the time to study in class, and know specific pieces I have indicated in class/notes/anthology that exemplify their style.
- In general, know what types of works each of them composed and some specific examples that reflect the composer's style and approach.
- Know what COUNTRY (Italian, French, German, English) and style period each represents (early baroque, mid Baroque, late Baroque)--the timeline graphs I show during lecture and put in the online notes/Powerpoint links are very helpful in this regard.
- You should be able to match each major composer to a short description of their career/works/major breakthroughs
- Be sure to carefully review the online Study Guide for each quiz (see links at the top of this page)
- You should practice being able to identify any of the assigned pieces. Be able to identify the composer, title, general style country/era, genre, and any representative term that relates specifically to that piece. You will be given more specifics on the Listening Quiz reviews.
- On exams, you will be doing all of the above (except Listening Identification). The final exam may also include some type of essay or written section.