Music Appreciation is a listening class designed to expose students to a multitude of styles, genres and historical periods of music. Though listening guides and class discussion, students will learn how music is written and how to effectively listen as to gain a greater appreciation for its craftsmanship. The class will begin with the history of Early European music and move up through modern popular music with focus on Symphonic music, Jazz and Rock.
Students will develop a knowledge of proper listening skills, historical cultural knowledge, and aesthetic analytical techniques.
Music Appreciation is an elective course open to any student at Duxbury High School without prerequisite or performance ability.
Students will have guided listening though selected music designed to increase their awareness of artistic intent and historical perspective.
Other media, movie and lessons are incorporated to enhance to overall experience
Students will also be asked to bring in listening examples of their own music for discussion and review.