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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Getting Started

    • How to use this course

    • Introduction to HUM 101 Online

    • Syllabus

    • Syllabus Walk Through

    • Collaborate with your peers online

    • Accessing the Online Community

    • Course Resources and Links

    • A Note About Quizzes

    • Work Hard on the Following Question

  • 2

    Introduction to learning (online) -

    • Work Hard on the Following Question

    • An Important Question

    • Prime Your Mind for Learning

    • Generating History

    • Generate More

    • I Practice What I Preach

    • You create the answers

    • You create the answers - Quiz

  • 3

    Questions to get started

    • Questions to get started

    • What were those questions about?

  • 4

    The second step in the process

    • In your own words, a survey

    • Elaboration

    • Practice what you preach: elaboration

    • A note about the next question...

    • An elaborative-generative question

  • 5

    The third step in the process

    • Are memories related?

    • Everything Is one

    • Mapping

    • Learn Mapping Quiz

    • Mapping Maps

    • Geniuses Use Maps and So Should You

  • 6

    What does this all have to do with Intro To Music?

    • The daily class outline

    • The daily class outline

    • Wrap up

    • Share in the community

  • 7

    Introduction to Music

    • What is music?

    • Music

    • Elaborate on Music

  • 8

    The 7 Elements of Music

    • Overview: The 7 Elements of Music

    • Rhythm

    • Melody

    • Harmony

    • Dynamic

    • Brass Instruments

    • Woodwind Instruments

    • String Instruments

    • Keyboard Instruments

    • Texture

    • Form

  • 9

    Quiz Next Week

    • Survey

    • Upcoming Quiz

    • Practice Quiz

  • 10

    Quiz Time! - Quiz #1

    • Prepare to test smart

    • Quiz #1 Rules and Protocol

    • Quiz #1 - Graded

  • 11

    A Brief Overview

    • What comes next

    • A very brief overview

  • 12

    The Medieval Period

    • An Overview of the Medieval Period

    • Medieval Starter Questions

    • The Fall of Rome

    • Can a religion rule the world?

    • Introduction to Chant

    • Chant - A Gradual for Christmas Day

    • Chant follow up questions.

    • Chant-follow-up

    • Survey

    • Age of Cathedrals (Start of Class 4/18/2020)

    • Generate: Cathedrals

    • The Effects of the Cathedrals on Music: Leonin

    • Generate: Leonin

    • Leonin: Viderunt Omnes (Organum)

    • Why Leonin returns to the existing chant

    • The Effects of the Cathedrals on Music: Perotin

    • Perotin: Viderunt Omnes

    • Generate: Perotin

    • What's new in Perotin

    • Machaut, Symbolism, and Religious Duty

    • Preface: Listening to Machaut

    • Listening: Machaut's Kyrie

    • Generate: Machaut's Style

    • What's new in Machaut?

    • Secular Music: Chanson

    • Generate: Lyrics of A Chantar M'er

    • Lyrics: A Chantar M'er

    • Listening: A Chantar M'er

    • Generate: Chanson

    • Differences and similarities between Chant and Chanson

    • The Polyphonic Chanson

    • Generate: Hiring the priests away

    • Why the monarchs hired the priests from the Church.

    • Generate: Ce Moys De May

    • Walk through: Ce Moys De May

    • Listening: Ce Moys De May

    • Generate: Differences and similarities between polyphonic chanson and sacred polyphony.

    • Differences and similarities between polyphonic chanson and sacred polyphony.

    • Review: The Medieval Period

    • Survey

  • 13

    The Renaissance - Due Friday July 3

    • Introduction to the Renaissance

    • Introduction to the Renaissance Style

    • Generate: The Creation of Adam

    • The Creation of Adam?

    • Intro to Renaissance Musical Style

    • Listening: Josquin - Ave Maria, Virgo Serena

    • Josquin's Problematic Style

    • More Consonant

    • Who sung the soprano line?

    • The Castrati

    • Listening: Moreschi (Not from the Renaissance)

    • Generation: Castrati

    • Corruption in the Catholic Church Leads to Reforms

    • Listening: Palestrina

    • Generation: Palestrina

    • The Madrigal

    • Find the Text Painting

    • The Text Painting in Weelkes

    • Listening: Weelkes

    • Renaissance Review

    • Survey - Renaissance

  • 14

    The Baroque Period

    • Intro to the Baroque Period

    • Find the Contrasts

    • Caravaggio's Contrasts

    • Find the Drama and Contrast

    • Bacchus (Dionysus') Drama

    • Baroque Style of Art and Architecture

    • Intro To Opera

    • What contrasts do you hear?

    • Contrasts in Baroque Music

    • The arts in opera.

    • The arts in opera - answer

    • Opera is expensive

    • Why was Northern Italy the place?

    • North Italy is the place

    • Survey: Intro to Baroque Period Class

  • 15

    The Middle Baroque: 1650-1700

    • Intro to the Middle Baroque

    • Listening: Vivaldo, Four Seasons, Winter

    • Generate: Winter

    • Review - Winter, Intro Spring

    • Listening: Vivaldi, Four Seasons, Spring

    • Review - Spring, Intro Corelli

    • Listening: Corelli

    • Generate: Corelli vs Vivaldi

    • Answer: Complexity in big and small

    • Why instrumental music all of the sudden?

    • Generate: Why instrumental music all of the sudden?

    • Answer: Why instrumental music begins in the middle Baroque

    • Listening: Renaissance Instruments

  • 16

    The Late Baroque 1700-1750

    • Intro to the late Baroque

    • Intro to Handel

    • Listening: Water Music

    • Intro to Oratorio

    • Listening: Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion

    • Generate: Rejoice Greatly

    • Review: Rejoice Greatly

    • Listening: Hallelujah Chorus

    • Why did the audience stand?

    • Review: Hallelujah

    • Intro: Brandenberg Concerto No. 5

    • Listening: Brandenberg Concerto No. 5

    • Generate: Brandenburg No. 5

    • The Brandenburg Soloists

    • Listening: Bach, Little Fugue in Gm

    • Intro: The Church Cantata

    • Listening: BWV 140

    • Generate: Bach's Cantati

    • Review: Bach's Cantati, and end of life

    • Survey: Middle and Late Baroque Period Class

  • 17

    Writing Day! - Due Friday July 10

    • Intro To Writing Day

    • Download Midterm Essay Guide

    • Generate: Good Writing

    • Midterm Essay Requirements

    • How to use Google Docs

    • Draft Outline - Midterm Essay

    • Outlining The Midterm

    • Completed Outline - Midterm Essay

    • Survey: Writing Day

  • 18

    Submit Your Midterm Essay - Due Monday July 13

    • Upload your midterm essay

    • Optional: Upload midterm document link

  • 19

    The Classical Period (Brief) - Due Friday July 17

    • Shortening Up Content Due To Shortened Semester

    • Intro to the Classical Period

    • Generate: The Middle Class

    • The Middle Class and the Revolutions

    • The Classical Style

    • Generate: Classical Style - Kauffman

    • Classical Style - Kauffman

    • Generate: Classical Style - Jefferson

    • Classical Style: Jefferson

    • What is the form?

    • Form: Mozart's Minuet and Trio from Eine Kleine Nachtsmusik

    • Generate: Why the Classical Style

    • Why the Classical Style

    • The Classical Era Composers

    • The Brief Classical Period - Note about shortened content during COVID semester

  • 20

    The Romantic Period (Brief) - Due Friday July 24

    • Intro to the Romantic Period

    • Generate: What is Romantic?

    • What is Romanticism

    • The Industrial Revolution - Part 1

    • The Industrial Revolution Part 2

    • Generate: Romantic Era Art

    • Caspar Friedrich: Romantic Painter

    • Generate: Romatic Music Style

    • The Romantic Style - Intro

    • The Brief Romantic Period - COVID Semester Note

    • Survey 5/23/2020

  • 21

    The Modern Period (Brief)

    • Into to the Modern Period

    • Modern Events

    • Modern Events

    • Do we live in a violent time?

    • US War Deaths

    • Why do we think we live in a violent time?

    • Modern Era Mass Media

    • Generate: Modern Art

    • Kandinsky

    • Generate: Modern Architecture

    • Gropius

    • Generate: Modern Music

    • Pierrot

    • Modern Era Composers

  • 22

    The Post-Modern Period (Brief) - Due Friday July 31

    • What is post-modernism?

    • Generate: Post-Modern Art

    • Post-Modern Art

    • Generate: PostModern Music

    • Cage 4'33

  • 23

    Quiz 2 Prep

    • Quiz 2 Preparation

  • 24

    Upload Your Final + Quiz 2 - Due Friday August 7

    • Quiz 2 - Graded

    • Upload your final essay

    • Optional: Upload final document link