Gr. 9 Music History Unit

Gr. 9 Music History Unit – INQUIRY (Research) & COMMUNICATION (Presenting)

 

Each group will:

  • Divide topics and tasks evenly between group members.
  • Document who was responsible for specific parts and who and completed specific parts.
  • Come to presentation day prepared with presentation completed and logged in chromebook or other device.
  • Present information in google slides format for class.
  • Each member will present their own portion and answer questions
  • Not read every word off screen or paper but be able to speak and explain concepts without reading.
  • Present various musical examples that support topic being presented.
  • Offer multiple visual examples of era.
  • Explain concepts clearly.
  • Use presentation voice with clear diction and vocal projection.
  • Each presentation group should take up approximately 40 minutes in total (including musical excerpts and discussion).

 

GROUP 1 – MEDIEVAL MUSIC – Dec. 8

Anthony, Austin, Isabella, Sophia C., Mark, Jared, Cesar

 

1) Who was Guido D'Arezzo?

Explain his significance and contribution to music.

 

2) There were two main types of music – Secular and Religious.

Religious: http://medievaleurope.mrdonn.org/gregorian_chants.html. Without instrument accompaniment, sung or chanted by Uses of Religious music: Church Masses, religious events.

 

3) Secular: Folk songs, ballads, troubadours.

Uses of Secular Music: Dances, Serenades (Troubadours http://www.medieval-life-and-times.info/medieval-music/troubadours.htm ) and entertainment. Give examples of Medieval Dance.

 

4) Medieval Instruments:

http://www.loyno.edu/~leh/KingArthur/

 

Important terms: Monody, Gregorian chant (plainchant), Troubadour, Motet, Pitch, Ars Nova

Important composers: Hildegard von Bingen, Giullaume de Machaut

 

GROUP 2 - RENAISSANCE MUSIC – Dec. 13

Amanda, Donny, Jackie, Jordan, Tanveer, Thania,

 

1) How is Renaissance music different from Medieval music? How does it sound different?

   What impact did the Renaissance have on the development of music theory?

  • Give examples and explain.

2) What role did music play in the Renaissance era (in society)?

    What places did music have the first influence on during the Renaissance? How?

    How did the opera influence the people during the Renaissance?

 

3) How did the history, art, religion and culture influence music and vice versa?

    Which important people had influence on the music at that time? How?

 

Important terms: Polyphony, counterpoint, Madrigal, Allemande, Bourée, Chaconne, Gavotte, Gigue, Minuet, Sarabande, Passacaille.

Important composers: Palestrina, Claudio Monteverdi,

http://bis7hum2renaissance.weebly.com/music.html

 

GROUP 3 – BAROQUE MUSIC – Dec. 14

Peter, Alexia, Daniel, Justin, Om, Ivana, Sophia LP,

 

1) How is Baroque music different from Renaissance music? How does it sound different?

   What impact did the Baroque have on the development of music theory?

  • Give examples and explain.

2) What role did music play in the Baroque era (in society)?

    What places did music have the first influence on during the Baroque era? How?

    How did the opera influence the people during the Baroque era?

 

3) How did the history, art, religion and culture influence music and vice versa?

    Which important people had influence on the music at that time? How?

 

http://kidsmusiccorner.co.uk/types/classical/baroque/

https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Baroque_music

http://www.dovesong.com/positive_music/archives/baroque/about_baroque.asp

 

Important terms: Basso continuo, Concerto Grosso, Virtuoso, Ornamentation, Opera, Oratorio, Baroque tuning, Equal temperament, Patronage system, Castrato.

Important composers: Vivaldi, Handel, Bach,

 

 

GROUP 4 – MUSIC FORMS – Dec. 15

Makayla, Mikayla, Claudia, Mya, Lucas, Luca,

 

1) What is the Fugue?

  • Development and evolution
  • Form
  • Characteristics
  • Instrumentation
  • Significance
  • Effect on music’s future

 

2) What is the Concerto Grosso?

  • Development and evolution
  • Form
  • Characteristics
  • Instrumentation
  • Significance
  • Effect on music’s future

 

3) What is Oratorio vs. Opera?

  • Development and evolution
  • Form
  • Characteristics
  • Instrumentation
  • Significance
  • Effect on music’s future

http://kidsmusiccorner.co.uk/types/classical/baroque/

https://wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Baroque_music

http://www.dovesong.com/positive_music/archives/baroque/about_baroque.asp

 

Important terms: Basso continuo, Concerto Grosso, Virtuoso, Ornamentation, Opera, Oratorio, Baroque tuning, Equal temperament, Patronage system, Castrato

Important composers: Vivaldi, Handel, Bach,