Music Theory and Practice
Wooster High School ~ 1st Semester, 2017-2018 ~ Mr. Adams
You will receive two books for this class. The worktext has been purchased by you as a fee for the class. Many of the assignments to be turned in will come from this book. A 3-ring binder is recommended to save these pages as they are returned to you. The Music In Theory and Practice text belongs to the school and will be used from year to year. Please take special care of this book and do not write in it - even in pencil. Also, get a cover for it (plastic phone book covers work perfectly).
It is expected that students will come to class each day with all necessary materials.
Part 1: Musicians Raw Materials
Part 2: Rhythm, Meter, Melody, and Harmony
Part 3: Further Explorations
|1st Quarter Grading||2nd Quarter Grading|
"I know that the twelve notes in each octave and the varieties of rhythm offer me opportunities that all of human genius will never exhaust."
"I produce music as an apple tree produces apples."
"I write as a sow piddles."
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
"Composing is like driving down a foggy road toward a house. Slowly you see more details of the house, the color and slates and bricks, the shape of the windows. The notes are the bricks and the mortar of the house."
"A great work is made out of a combination of obedience and liberty."
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