And so today I bring you a delight... Music for your ears, and learning for your students. Gena Mayo of I Choose Joy has put together 21 Lessons in 2oth Century American Music Appreciation.
We spent the next hour listening to various pieces of ragtime music and listening for the difference between it and Stride Piano. We both prefer the original ragtime. The piece below is one we listened to. (not linked in the ebook).
You get an ebook of 38 pages covering 21 lessons of composers such as Sousa, Gershwin, Joplin, Bernstein and others. Also types of music such as folk art, jazz and big band.
Each Lesson gives you links to videos and sites such as Classics for Kids. You are given an introductory look at each composer. This is not meant to be an in-depth look at all these composers, it is meant to give you an introduction to them and a good sampling of their music to inspire you to go on.
Even better.. it's on sale right now. Use the code August50 and you save half price. 21 lessons...that will cover a GOOD part of your year if you do one lesson a week. This is what we plan to do.
Title: 21 lessons in 20th Century American Music Appreciation
Author: Gena Mayo
Price: $25. Currently on sale half price, code August50