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Ch 17: Medieval Music: Tutoring Solution

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The Medieval Music chapter of this Intro to Humanities Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about medieval music. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach the essentials of medieval music required in a typical introductory humanities course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other humanities work.
  • Identify the medieval music concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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Who's it for?

This chapter of our introductory humanities tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about medieval music and earn better grades. This resource can help students, including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding songs of the medieval period, motets, medieval era composers, the birth of harmony, or any other medieval music topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their humanities learning
  • Prefer learning humanities visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their medieval music unit
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  • Want to get ahead in humanities
  • Don't have access to their humanities teacher outside of class

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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives:

  • Study the characteristics and composers of music from the medieval period.
  • Learn about the chants and harmonies of medieval church music.
  • Examine the polopony music and singing styles of the Renaissance and Medieval eras.
  • Define and describe the characteristics of motet.
  • Explore the contributions and musical styles of Medieval composers such as Leonid, Guillaume de Machaut and Hildegard von Bingen.

9 Lessons in Chapter 17: Medieval Music: Tutoring Solution
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What Is Medieval Music? - History, Church Music & Composers

1. What Is Medieval Music? - History, Church Music & Composers

In this lesson, you will learn about the characteristics of medieval music. You'll learn about the influence and power of the church in music and composers who exemplified these ideals, as well as those who brought music out of the church and into the streets and kingdoms across Western Europe.

Medieval Church Music: Gregorian Chant & Plainchant

2. Medieval Church Music: Gregorian Chant & Plainchant

Why is Gregorian Chant called 'Gregorian Chant?' Learn the answer, and discover the specific elements of Gregorian Chant, including its harmonic structures, variations and how it changed throughout the Medieval Period.

Singing and Polyphony in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

3. Singing and Polyphony in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Vocal music was important in both sacred and secular music in the Medieval and Renaissance periods. In this lesson, you will find out about the development of vocal styles during these time periods.

Motets: Characteristics & Composers

4. Motets: Characteristics & Composers

What is a motet? How did motets differ in the Medieval and Renaissance periods? Learn the characteristics of the different motets and key composers from each period in this lesson.

Unrequited and Courtly Love Songs of the Medieval Period

5. Unrequited and Courtly Love Songs of the Medieval Period

Troubadours entertained the royalty of the mid- and late-Medieval Period with songs of love and chivalry. In this lesson, learn about the twelfth and thirteenth century poet-musicians and their musical contributions.

Medieval Composers: Hildegard von Bingen, Guillaume de Machaut, Leonin & Perotin

6. Medieval Composers: Hildegard von Bingen, Guillaume de Machaut, Leonin & Perotin

Four of the most important composers from the Medieval Period were Hildegard von Bingen, Leonin, Perotin, and Guillaume de Machaut. Learn about their contributions and key musical works in this lesson.

Leonin and Perotin: Musical Contributions, Polyphony & Ars Antiqua

7. Leonin and Perotin: Musical Contributions, Polyphony & Ars Antiqua

The development of polyphonic, or multi-part music, was a fundamental part of the late Medieval period, and it forever influenced music thereafter. In this lesson, learn about how polyphony developed through the Medieval church composers Leonin and Perotin.

Hildegard von Bingen and Female Church Composers: Music and Styles

8. Hildegard von Bingen and Female Church Composers: Music and Styles

Hildegard von Bingen was one of the most important composers of the Medieval Period. In this lesson, learn how her compositions pushed the limits of medieval music and inspired others both musically and poetically.

Guillaume de Machaut: Music and Ars Nova Style

9. Guillaume de Machaut: Music and Ars Nova Style

Guillaume de Machaut was a French composer of the Medieval Era who significantly changed the course of music. Learn how his contributions to both sacred and secular music made him the most highly-regarded composer of his time.

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