Ch 4: Visual Score Analysis: Homeschool Curriculum

About This Chapter

The Visual Score Analysis unit of this AP Music Theory Homeschool Curriculum course is designed to help homeschooled students learn how to analyze musical scores. Parents can use the short videos to introduce topics, break up lessons and keep students engaged.

Who's it for?

This unit of our AP Music Theory Homeschool Curriculum course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about visual score analysis. There is no faster or easier way to learn how to analyze musical scores. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about musical dynamics, texture and voice.
  • Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
  • Homeschool parents who need a music curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
  • Gifted students and students with learning differences.

How it works:

  • Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
  • Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
  • Short quizzes and a Visual Score Analysis unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.

Visual Score Analysis Unit Objectives:

  • Define what the words 'thin' and 'thick' mean in music.
  • Discuss why background instruments are important to musical texture.
  • Understand how harmony and melody differ.
  • Identify the different kinds of harmonies found in classical and popular music.
  • Explore the different types of orchestral instruments.
  • Discuss the differences and similarities found among orchestral instruments.

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