Ch 4: AP Music Theory: Visual Score Analysis Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Visual Score Analysis chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the analysis of musical scores in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Visual Score Analysis chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Phrase structure
Sectional Form
Sonata-Allegro Form
How to analyze phrase structure
Strophic, through-composed, binary, ternary
Exposition, development, recapitulation
TuesdayRondo form
Theme and variation
Coda and codetta

Definition of rondo form
Determining theme
Definition of coda
WednesdayTexture and voices in music
Dynamics in music
Melody and harmony
Thin and thick texture, numbered arrangements
Common dynamics and why they're important
Examples of melody and harmony to show how they differ
ThursdayMelody with accompaniment
Polyphony
Heterophony
Solo and Soli
Examples of accompaniment
Definition of polyphony
Definition of heterophony
Definition of solo
FridayInstrumentation and identification of timbre
Instrument families in an orchestra
Register and tessiture
Instrumental transposition
How timbre is established
Types of instruments in an orchestra and their groupings
Definition of register and tessitura
Overview of transposition

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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