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FTCE Humanities: Genres in Music- Chapter Summary
This chapter contains lessons that will help you study information about the different genres in music. Use the resources available to you in this chapter to master this material before you take the exam. The lessons will cover topics such as:
- Opera, chamber music, and the symphony
- Classical music, string quartets, and classical concertos
- Avant garde music
- Big band, swing, and jazz music
- Ragtime and blues
- Punk music
- Gospel music
Qualified instructors will present each lesson in this chapter in a clear and informative manner. After studying each lesson, you will be given the chance to test what you retained with the multiple-choice quizzes. When you complete all of the lessons, you can take the chapter test. This will test you on all of the information within the lessons and will cover information that you will find on the FTCE Humanities exam. Keep track of your progress through the dashboard so you don't miss a lesson.
1. What Is an Opera? - Opera Terms and Key Parts
Opera incorporates the elements of not only singing but acting, dancing, costuming and more! In this lesson, you will learn all about the key parts of opera and important opera terms.
2. Chamber Music: Definition, Instruments & Composers
Chamber music makes up a third of the trinity of European classical music: chamber music, sacred music, and theater music. This lesson will examine the developing role of chamber music, what it is, and who made it popular.
3. What Is a String Quartet? - Definition, Instruments & Arrangements
In this lesson you will learn about the instruments that make up a string quartet. You will also learn about the music a string quartet plays, including original music and arrangements.
4. What is Classical Music? - Definition, History & Composers
While many now think of Classical music as stodgy and stiff, the style itself began as a rebellion against the heavy influence of the Church in music. Classical music gave audiences a complete idea as to the power of newly perfected instruments.
5. The Symphony: History, Parts and Function in Society
During the Classical Period, the genre of symphony was considered the highest form of instrumental music. In this lesson, we'll look at how the symphony developed and the part it played in Classical-era culture.
6. Classical Concerto: Definition & Form
In this lesson, you will learn about the classical concerto. You will understand what instruments would perform a concerto, the form of the concerto and its movements, and how its development still affects modern concertos today.
7. Avant Garde Music: Definition, Style & Artists
Avant garde music pushes the boundaries of what is considered music. In this lesson, we will learn more about avant garde music, including some of the different types and the composers who write it.
8. Big Band: Music, Leaders & Singers
This lesson is a survey of the big band. It will teach you the instrumentation and tradition, and introduce you to some of the most important bandleaders and big band singers in history.
9. What Is Jazz? - History, Characteristics & Instruments
Jazz is considered America's gift to music, but what exactly is jazz? When and where did it start? What instruments are used in jazz music? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this lesson.
10. Ragtime Music: Definition, Composers & History
Learn about ragtime music, from its plantation roots to World War I. Meet some of the many composers and become acquainted with some of the music they wrote and then test your knowledge with a quiz!
11. What Is Blues Music? - Definition, History & Artists
What is blues music and how did it originate? In learning the answers to these questions, you will also meet some early blues musicians and their music.
12. Punk Music: Definition, History & Bands
Punk rock is more than spiked hair and mosh pits. In this lesson, we'll explore this short-lived, though incredibly influential genre, examining what punk is, where it came from, and some of its most influential bands.
13. What is Gospel Music? - Definition, History & Artists
This lesson provides a general overview of gospel music. In addition to offering a definition of this musical genre, it provides some historical information about it and discusses some well-known gospel artists.
14. What Is Swing Music? - Definition, History & Artists
Explore swing era music and some of its important artists. Begin by checking your familiarity with some swing era slang terms and then test your knowledge on the lesson with a quiz.
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