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Music Appreciation Course

Music Appreciation

“Many great men have put their beautiful thoughts, not into books, or pictures, or buildings, but into musical score, to be sung with the voice or played on instruments, and so full are these musical compositions of the minds of their makers, that people who care for music can always tell who has composed the music they hear, even if they have never heard the particular movement before. Thus, in a manner, the composer speaks to them, and they are perfectly happy in listening to what he has to say.” Charlotte Mason

Music Appreciation Course

This course is provided free when you purchase one of our My Homeschool Graded Courses

We’ve put together a four year rotation for musical studies. Pick a section for your whole family to work through over a year. Do this at least once a week.

Play some of the music in the background as study music if desired. We’ve given you a few links for that as well.

You could also use this as an independent activity for older children if you wish. Have them listen to the radio shows and watch the video clips.

Rotation One – Beginning Music Appreciation

Is all about learning to listen to music. It will help train the beginner’s ear to hearing the nuances of classical music.

Rotation Two and Three – Composer Studies

Featured composers include:

  • Bach
  • Mozart
  • Beethoven
  • Debussy
  • Handel
  • Vivaldi
  • Chopin
  • Strauss

Rotation – Ballets and Operas

We’ve also thrown in some famous ballets and operas for you to watch. And don’t think these are all posh and hard for kids to appreciate because we’ve got some Disney and Muppet interpretations they’re going to love!

This course is provided free when you purchase one of our My Homeschool Graded Courses