8th Grade Music Class A will completely focus on Elements of Music, first going through the nuts and bolts of the elements, and then listening and talking about various styles of music, and then being able to discuss what is heard using musical terms and reasoning.
Week 1 - Introduction to class, procedures, expectations; Impact and Purposes of Music
Week 2 & 3 - Rhythm
Week 4 - Melody
Week 5 - Harmony, Dynamics, and Tempo
Week 6 - Timbre and Form
Week 7 & 8 - History of R&B music, Rap, and Hip-Hop
Week 9 - Compare and Contrast various Musical Styles from different times and places in light of Musical Elements, i.e. Broadway music, Spirituals and Gospel, Folk, 20th century music