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How do you teach set works

Discussion in 'Music' started by silverfern, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. silverfern

    silverfern New commenter

    - Notate the main themes in Sibelius. Have students learn one/some of the themes, and play them to the class. Colour each theme a different colour on the 'themes' sheet, and then find all the themes in the score, and colour them (this does rely on each student buying the score though). Then, when you look at the score, you can see the themes, fragmentation, texture, etc.
    - Write analysis questions (melody, harmony, structure, texture, etc), and get the students to answer them; thus finding the musical features themselves. Highlight the features on the score as they go.
    - Play 'Jeopardy'. You say the answer (eg. circle of 5ths) and the students have to find the question (eg. what composing technique does Mozart use in bar 254?)
    - Play 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire'. Ask a question and give four possible answers. They have to look at the score, and choose the right answer.
    - Divide up the score between the students. They have to analyse it themselves and present their findings (perhaps after you've check them!) to the class.
    - Get the students to play some of the musical features, eg. circle of 5ths chord progression, or final cadential progression.
  2. thank you for your suggestions. cheers again.

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