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Music Appreciation for 8th Grade

Music Appreciation for 8th Grade

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Quick Overview

Music Appreciation covers the fundamentals of music (such as rhythm, beat, melody, harmony, form and expression) and a survey of music history beginning with early music of the Greeks and Middle Ages and concluding with Modern Music of composers such as Copland and Prokofiev. The course concludes with Modern music by composers such as Copland and Prokofiev. Topics include the elements of music; music and emotion; music and style; musical instruments of the world; and music through history.

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Course Overview

Music Appreciation covers the fundamentals of music (such as rhythm, beat, melody, harmony, form and expression) and a survey of music history beginning with early music of the Greeks and Middle Ages and concluding with Modern Music of composers such as Copland and Prokofiev. The course concludes with Modern music by composers such as Copland and Prokofiev. Topics include the elements of music; music and emotion; music and style; musical instruments of the world; and music through history.

Course Outline

  • The Elements of Music
  • Music and Emotion
  • Musical Style
  • Musical Instruments of the World
  • Music Through History

Additional Information

Course Length 12 Months
Prerequisites N/A
Course Materials No
Course Start Date

Independent Study Courses

Courses can be started any day for independent study courses without a teacher. Full-year courses last 12 months and semester courses last 6 months.

 

Courses Taught by a K12 Teacher

Courses with a teacher have designated start dates throughout Fall and Spring. Full-year courses last 10 months and semester courses last 5 months. Courses are taught by teachers in K12 International Academy. For details on start dates, click here.

Teacher Assisted This course is available in two forms: taught by a teacher or designed for independent use. This teacher-supported course is taught through K12 International Academy. It is also available as independent study, where a parent will guide the course.
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To use this course, you'll need a computer with an Internet connection.  Some courses require additional free software programs, which you can download from the Internet.

Hardware and Browsers (Minimum Recommendations)

Windows OS

  • CPU: 1.8 GHz or faster processor (or equivalent)

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher

  • At this time our users are encouraged not to upgrade to Windows 10 or Edge (the new browser)

 

Mac OS

  • CPU: PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster processor; Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher (Safari is not supported!)

Using  Mobile Devices with the Online School

Unfortunately, many portable devices do not support the software products required to run the Online School. These devices may include (but not limited to): Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, iPods, Kindles, eReaders, and Andriod phones.

Internet Connections

It is highly recommended that a broadband connection be used instead of dial up.