IB Music/Music Perspectives

4/11/14

posted Apr 11, 2014, 8:23 AM by Phil Barnes

In class
Analysis of 2nd and 3rd movements of Xian

Homework
Finish analysis of 3rd movement (if you haven't done so already) and do your own analysis of the 4th movement. Be sure to label the major sections of the movement and discuss relevant features of each section. (Just write everything directly into your score.)

Happy Spring Break!

Harmony 3B & 3C

posted Mar 25, 2014, 2:11 PM by Phil Barnes


Harmony 3A

posted Mar 13, 2014, 2:16 PM by Phil Barnes


2/25

posted Feb 25, 2014, 9:34 AM by Phil Barnes

In class
Ear Training

Homework
Ear Training: Melody 3D due Thursday (audio attached)
Shostakovich Reading Guide due tomorrow

For Tomorrow
Book/reading guides
World Music

2/18

posted Feb 18, 2014, 10:04 AM by Phil Barnes

In class
Discussed Stravinsky

Homework
Listen to the Stravinsky excerpts from the book
Complete Chapter 8 reading guide (Expressionism) and the front half of the Chapter 9 Reading Guide (Schoenberg)

For Tomorrow
Textbook/Reading guides

1/27

posted Jan 27, 2014, 9:38 AM by Phil Barnes

In class
Discussed Nationalism, Tchaikovsky & Smetana

Homework
Reading Guides: Dvoark & Brahms
Finish listening for Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky & Smetana (see today's email with updated login info)

For Tomorrow
Reading guides & textbook

1/24

posted Jan 24, 2014, 1:31 PM by Phil Barnes

In class
Discussed Mendelssohn, Program Music & Berlioz

Homework/For Monday
Reading Guides for Nationalism, Tchaikovsky & Smetana

In addition to the reading guides that are due on Monday, please take a few moments to listen to the excerpts provided in the book for Mendelssohn and Berlioz, since we didn’t get to listen to them in class today. You can listen to them while you complete your reading guides!

You can visit http://connect.mcgraw-hill.com/connect/shortUrl.do?accessUrl=p_barnes_2013-2014_1 to access the player we’ve been using in class lately that includes the listening guides. You’ll need to click on the “Register Now” button on the right side of the page and complete the registration process to access the player.

Once you register and login:
- Click on the textbook image on the right side of the page
- Using the “Reading” tab, navigate to the appropriate chapter (for example: the Mendelssohn chapter)
- At the end of the chapter you’ll see the listening outline for the excerpt. Click on the “launch” button
- The listening outline will open and a box will pop up. Click on the “ok, got it!” button
- Read the background, and then click on the “Listening” tab
- Press the play button and follow along!

Please write down a few comments about each of the excerpts and be prepared to share in class on Monday.

One last thing: MCPS has acquired a trial subscription to the online Grove Music Dictionary (now called Oxford Music Online)! This is a great resource for your Musical Links Investigations! See me for more info on how to access the content.

1/9

posted Jan 9, 2014, 2:23 PM by Phil Barnes

In class
Ear Training: Melody 3B & 3C

Homework
Complete all of Melody 3B and first half of Melody 3C by Tuesday...it will be your "entrance card" to the exam! (Files attached)
Analysis for Musical Links piece #1 due tomorrow as well!

For tomorrow
Exam Review!

1/8

posted Jan 9, 2014, 2:22 PM by Phil Barnes

In class
World music

Homework
Nothing new...ear training from Tuesday due Thursday

For tomorrow
Ear Training

1/7

posted Jan 7, 2014, 10:41 AM by Phil Barnes

In class
Worked on ear training

Homework
Harmony 2E (all of it) and Rhythm 2A (up through #8) due Thursday (files attached)

For tomorrow
World Music

1-10 of 64