Review Guides will be available online one week before each scheduled Exam or Quiz

Study Guide for QUIZ 1 (Monday, Feb 24)

Study Guide for MIDTERM EXAM (Wednesday, Feb 26)

Study Guide for QUIZ 2 (Wednesday, April 23, starting at 12:30PM)

Study Guide for FINAL EXAM (Wednesday, April 23, starting at 1:15PM)

Deadlines for daily assignments, readings and homework are posted on the "Schedule of Homework and Exams" link

 

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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 audio examples)
- 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)

COMPOSERS
- 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

LISTENING QUIZZES
- 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.

EXAMS
- 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.