Here’s how we recommend teachers introduce Classical Music to young listeners of all ages. We realize that the the term “Classical Music” can be ambiguous at best (and at times, downright intimidating). So our approach defines classical music in the simplest of terms: The “classic” instrumental musical forms of Concerto, Sonata and Symphony circa 1750-1820.
Please print out this Written Assessment pdf and our free Classical Music Vocabulary pdf. Give them a try, along with the steps laid out in this lesson plan resource:
The Essential Question
How are the traditional classical musical forms identified?
We help you identify the “classic” instrumental musical forms of Concerto, Sonata and Symphony circa 1750-1820.
By developing a student’s Critical Listening Skills, you enable him to be more enlightened, educated and entertained.
Students will apply the appropriate vocabulary when discriminating between the traditional classical musical forms of concerto, symphony and sonata.
Classical Music Vocabulary
Classical Musical Form links When you click on this link: http://minormusicllc.com/?p=1208 you will be redirected to Minor Music’s Classical Music Blog Post. Scroll down to the links for Concerto, Sonata and Symphony. You will then be redirected to amazon.com’s mp3 downloads. There you can review examples of each musical form.
Teacher plays selections, and informally polls class regarding which musical form they hear.
Teacher will guide the students through the textual components of the lesson and
assessments; Teacher may replay audio examples as often as needed.