Music Appreciation

What does the word appreciation mean to you?

It means when you: really-really, Rreally-"truely like or love something".

Example: To honestly like the music, the cat, the dog, the mom, the dad, the hat, those shoes, the house, the car, the song etc.…

What does no appreciation mean?  It means when you: really-really, really

“turely dislike-something”. Example: the  song, the, cat, the dog,  what the mom or  dad said to you. The hat, those shoes, that house, the car, the song etc.…

 

Understanding your real emotions  will enable you learn and  express yourself well with your lyric/song writing.

Now before We can move forward with my lesson plan there's a few more words I want you to clearly and completely  understand with respect to the next following words:  Integrity, No Integrity, Regret, and No Regret.

In your own words, what do you thing makes a song  universal?

There are 4 types of listeners, The Sensuous Listener, The Associative Listener, The Critical Listener, and The Attentive Listener.

Do you know what Type of listener are you?

Music is an indispensable tool for any child, teen, or adult.  It boost concentration, self-discipline, listening and social skills.  It also has a tremendous organizing quality to the brain and aids in developing memory, emotion and mood.

When writing a song it is and can be used as a form of music therapy.  That also provide avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words.

This course begins by examining basic music literacy and core musical elements such as melody, rhythm, harmony, form, Lyric and texture. We need these ingredient to aid in  writing a song. So don't be afraid you can do it so let's go..

 

Beginning Piano Theory

We must understand the piano and how it works, the lower, middle and upper sounds on the piano. Getting the feel of using your fingers moving on the piano to the point that you are able to close your eye and play on the piano.

Easy to understand wording and definitions: topics covered included:

  • Staves
  • Clefs
  • Note and rest values
  • Dotted notes and rests
  • Time signatures
  • Note groupings
  • Ties, slurs, legato, staccato
  • Sharps, Flats, Naturals, Intervals
  • Major & Minor Scales, keys and  key Signatures
  • Chords, and Transposition.
  • Musical Terms
  • Melody, Rhythm, Harmony, Lyric writing, form and texture.

If you know the scales and chords you can put together a song.

You will learn to open up your mind to piano theory, Lyric writing, and songwriting. Your life is very important, telling your story through music so you can and will inspire and motivate  yourself and others overcome personal childhood struggles.  Let’s get started.

Lyric & Songwriting

Songwriting:

Washington, will give students a step by step instruction on how she created a inspirational song in the key of A minor.

  1. The Title
  2. Built your story on the title.
  3. Structure (Lyric).
  4. Melody
  5. Harmony
  6. Chord progression