Thursday, September 8, 2011

Assignment 1

For your first assignment I want you to create a listening map using the music that you personally enjoy. This can be as colorful and creative as you want it to be! (Michaels is having a sale) It should reveal who you are as a music listener at this time in your life. For examples, look at the walls of the room.

For extra credit you may create your own mixed cd. Taking the musicians you have included on your listening map, make a mixed cd 90's style! For any questions as me, or John Cusak in High Fidelity.

Can't wait to see what you create! It is due WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14.

-Mrs. Christy

Our Definition of Music

So in the first few days we have discussed what we define music to be. Using adjectives that you brainstormed in class, we collaborated to create the following definition.

"Music is a unique, inspiring and expressive language. It can have a specific meaning to each individual. The complex rhythms lead masterpieces to be created. These can be inspired by different cultures around the world. Music includes both sound and silence that is simple yet complicated and various diversly. It elicits an emotional response; whether happy, sad, angry or disturbed. It can be heavy or lift, energetic or calm, loud or soft."

We will use our Friday history lessons to further explore this definition and revisit it at the end of the year.

-Mrs. Christy

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Welcome to Theory 1!

Hello Class,

Welcome to another year at Smithtown! I am looking forward to teaching you the "nuts and bolts" of Music Theory. Attached is the class syllabus which we will review in class tomorrow. Please show it to your parent/guardian, have it signed and return it to my by Monday, September 12.

Looking forward to meeting you all.

-Mrs. Christy

Course Syllabus