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Ch 21: Music's Classical Period: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Music's Classical Period chapter of this Introduction to Humanities: Help and Review course is the simplest way to master the Classical period of music. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of music's Classical period.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering music's Classical period material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the Classical period of music. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the history of the symphony and compositions of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about music (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about the Classical period of music
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra music learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Classical period of music chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Classical period of music chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any Classical period question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a Classical period of music unit of a standard introduction to humanities course. Topics covered include:

  • Instrumental music in the Classical era
  • How music connected to art in the Classical period
  • The characteristics and usage of the piano
  • What type of operas were prevalent in the Classical period
  • The symphonies and compositions of Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn

9 Lessons in Chapter 21: Music's Classical Period: Help and Review
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Instrumental Music in the Classical Era

1. Instrumental Music in the Classical Era

During music's Classical period, instrumental music was popular entertainment in both the concert hall and the home. In this lesson, we'll look at four popular genres of Classical-era instrumental music: symphony, concerto, string quartet, and sonata.

Classical Music and Art: How Music Connected to Art in the Classical Period

2. Classical Music and Art: How Music Connected to Art in the Classical Period

Did you know that the word 'classical' in 'Classical music' is a reference to 'classical' Greek and Roman art? In this lesson, we'll talk about how the culture of Ancient Greece and Rome influenced both music and art during music's Classical Period.

The Piano: Instrument Definition, Characteristics and Usage

3. The Piano: Instrument Definition, Characteristics and Usage

The piano is central to so many of today's music genres, but did you know that it first became popular during music's Classical Period? In this lesson, we'll look at the history of the piano, find out how it works, and learn about the role it played in Classical-era music.

The Symphony: History, Parts and Function in Society

4. 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 Era Opera: Mozart and Popular Operas

5. Classical Era Opera: Mozart and Popular Operas

Classical era opera offers a dramatic reflection of the society of its time. Read on to learn about opera seria and opera buffa, the two popular styles of Classical era opera.

Classical Era Composers: Mozart, Haydn & Beethoven

6. Classical Era Composers: Mozart, Haydn & Beethoven

Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven are the three composers who epitomize music's Classical period. In this lesson, we'll explore their life stories and learn about the kinds of music they wrote.

Mozart: Operas, Symphonies & Piano Concerti

7. Mozart: Operas, Symphonies & Piano Concerti

Mozart was one of the top composers of music's Classical period. In this lesson, we'll look at three categories of his greatest works: the genres of opera, symphony, and piano concerto.

Haydn: Symphonies and Compositions for String Quartet

8. Haydn: Symphonies and Compositions for String Quartet

Franz Joseph Haydn was one of the preeminent composers of music's Classical period and also one of the best jokesters in the history of music. In this lesson, we'll focus on two music genres in which Haydn stood out: symphony and string quartet.

Beethoven: Symphonies & Shift from Classical to Romantic

9. Beethoven: Symphonies & Shift from Classical to Romantic

It's not every day that a musician comes along and changes the world's perception of music, but that's just what Ludwig van Beethoven did. In this lesson, we'll explore how his nine symphonies helped inspire the intense 19th-century musical style called Romanticism.

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