At a Glance:

  • Cost: This class is no longer available for registration.
  • Textbook: No Textbook Required
  • Age/Grade: 7th – High School
  • Teacher: Mrs. Sandra Girouard
  • Format: Live; Meets Weekly on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm CST; See the SKrafty Class Calendar HERE.
  • Course Dates: 9/11/19 – 12/18/19
  • Minecraft Activities: Yes
  • Graded: Yes
  • Number of Lessons: 14

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Music permeates the human experience, is found in all cultures in all part of the world. The class is designed to help students think critically and reflectively about music and how they themselves find value in a work of music. Class topics and activities empower students to develop a deeper understanding of what they are listening to in music. Participating students will explore the elements of music using diverse examples found in classical literature, folk music, and popular music.

This class will include lessons and activities that offer a variety of ways for students to engage and learn. Activities will include listening, quizzes, and student projects. Student projects can be completed using a variety of approaches. Options will be covered and explained in class, and may include:

● Minecraft music projects, generally using a mod
● Projects in Noteflight
● Recording a student making/performing live music
● Slideshow style presentations

Course Length:

This is one-semester course; 14 weeks with a break for Thanksgiving.


Class will meet on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 3:45 CST beginning Sep 11, 2019 and ending on Dec.18, 2019.

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Music Appreciation

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Course Content

Lessons Status

Week 1: Course Introduction


Week 2: Sound and Pitch


Week 3: Beat and Rhythm


Week 4: Accent, Meter, and Tempo


Week 5: Melody and Harmony


Week 6: Dynamics and Timbre


Week 7: Voices and Instruments


Week 8: Form


Week 9: Texture and Style


Week 10: Early Music (Middle Ages and Renaissance)


Week 11: The Baroque Era


Week 12: The Romantic Era


Week 13: The Classical Era


Week 14: The Modern Era and Course Review