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Ch 8: FTCE Humanities: Genres in Music

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In this chapter, we can help you prepare for the FTCE Humanities exam. Watch the user-friendly video lessons and take the quizzes to review information about genres in music.

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.

14 Lessons in Chapter 8: FTCE Humanities: Genres in Music
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What Is an Opera? - Opera Terms and Key Parts

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.

Chamber Music: Definition, Instruments & Composers

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.

What Is a String Quartet? - Definition, Instruments & Arrangements

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.

What is Classical Music? - Definition, History & Composers

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.

The Symphony: History, Parts and Function in Society

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.

Classical Concerto: Definition & Form

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.

Avant Garde Music: Definition, Style & Artists

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.

Big Band: Music, Leaders & Singers

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.

What Is Jazz? - History, Characteristics & Instruments

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.

Ragtime Music: Definition, Composers & History

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!

What Is Blues Music? - Definition, History & Artists

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.

Punk Music: Definition, History & Bands

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.

What is Gospel Music? - Definition, History & Artists

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.

What Is Swing Music? - Definition, History & 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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