A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers

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A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers

Music impacts and is impacted by history and culture, events and beliefs. Composers create windows of understanding into the time, place, events, and norms which shaped their lives.

Music allows us an entirely unique vehicle of expression. You’ll consider what music really is—perhaps you’ll find through these lessons that you have a unique definition of what is or isn’t music. You may even find music to be funny!

Why take time to crack the code of classical music?

  • Music is from the Lord. He created it, and He created us with the ability to both make and appreciate music.
  • Classical music is uniquely part of our Western civilization.
  • Research suggests that both listening to and playing classical music aid brain development.
  • Even rudimentary exposure increases our level of enjoyment and understanding.

This course provides a close-up look at famous composers, their music, and their times, with special attention to character traits and Christian testimony (or lack thereof). Even the musically challenged will enjoy this course!

A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers is perfect for grades 4-8 but is easily adaptable for younger and older students. Minimal teacher prep will return maximum enjoyment! Includes 32 weekly lessons, easy-to-use comparative timeline and maps, composer info-cards and game directions, note-taking pages, quizzes, answer keys, coloring pages, and more.


A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers includes:

  • 32 weekly lessons
  • 26 bios of famous composers
  • 6 eras of music explained
  • Easy-to-use timeline and maps
  • Composer info cards & game directions
  • Notebooking pages
  • Student reviews
  • Answer keys
  • Listening suggestions
  • Coloring pages
  • List of resource books

Note: Download the Timeline answer key here

What is in A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers? What other resources do I need for this course?

To keep things simple, all 32 lessons and their review questions are combined into one book, along with everything else like easy-to-use maps, note-taking pages, listening suggestions, intricate coloring pages, and more. Everything you need is contained in this one book!

Why should I spend a whole year on music?

By studying the history of the arts, we can develop an appreciation for this unique portion of Western civilization that still remains with us today. Music is from the Lord. He created it, and He created us with the ability to both make and appreciate music. Students will learn to recognize music and get a close-up look at famous composers from six musical eras, their music, and their times.

I can’t download the Companion Guide. The code isn’t working.

Please refer to the code on page 161 of A Young Scholar’s Guide to Composers.

Almost all the pieces of music discussed in the book are freely available to listen to on multiple platforms. Here are two playlists you might find useful during your studies:

1) Youtube

2) Spotify (curated by our friends Luke & Trisha Gilkerson).

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Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 7.5 × 5.5 × .6 in
Manufacturer

Bright Ideas Press

License Type

Single Family Use Only, Co-op / Classroom license

Format

Download, Hardback

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