Welcome to the World Of Music

 

A painter paints pictures on a canvas.

 But musicians paint their pictures on silence."

 ~ Leopold Stokowsky

  

Winter Concert 2017

Coming Soon...

 

Please click on the links to the right to see the lyrics and hear the music.

 

If you click on the word "Music" you will hear each song.

 

Enjoy!

  

 

I. Music is a Science. It is exact, specific, and it demands exact acoustics. A conductor's full score is a chart, a graph which indicates frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody, and harmony all at once and with the most exact control of time.

 

II. Music is Mathematical. It is rhythmically based on the subdivisions of time into fractions, which must be done instantaneously, not worked out on paper.

 

III. Music is a Foreign Language. Most of the terms are in Italian, German, or French; and the notation is certainly not English - but a highly developed kind of shorthand that used symbols to represent ideas. The semantics of music is the most complete and universal language.

 

IV. Music is History. Music usually reflects the environment and times of its creation, often even the country and/or racial feeling.

 

V. Music is Physical Education. It requires fantastic coordination of fingers, hands, arms, lip, cheek, and facial muscles in addition to extraordinary control of the diaphragmatic, back, stomach, and chest muscles, which respond instantly to the sound the ear hears and the mind interprets.

 

VI. Music Develops Insight and Demands Research.

 

VII. Music is all these things, but most of all, Music is Art.

It allows a human being to take all these, dry technically boring, (but difficult) techniques and use them to create emotion. That is one thing science cannot duplicate; humanism, feeling, emotion, call it what you will.

 

That is why we teach music:

Not because we expect you to major in music

Not because we expect you to play or sing all your life...

 

But so you will be human

So you will recognize beauty

So you will be closer to an infinite beyond this world

So you will have something to cling to

So you will have more love, more compassion, more gentleness, more good - in short, more Life.

 

- author unknown

 

 

 Miss Schwiers

2nd & 3rd Grade

General Music

2017 / 2018    

 

 Elements of Music

    Pitch

      Melody

      Harmony

      Tempo

      Rhythm

      Expression

      Form

      Timbre

      Texture

  

Singing

      Posture

      Breathing

      Relaxation

      Diction

      Focus

 

      Listening

      Teamwork

 

Composers

      Johann Sebastian Bach

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Ludwig van Beethoven

      John Williams

 

Classroom Instruments

      Rhythm Sticks

      Xylophones

      Metalophones

      Gong

      Drums

 

      Lollipop Drums

      Tambourine

 

 

Instruments of the Orchestra

      Strings

      Woodwinds

      Brass

      Percussion