Music 112 Week of April 14-17

Posted: April 14, 2020

Hi Folks! I trust that you had a very nice Easter weekend. Moving forward, a reminder that your weekly tasks area as follows:

1) continue to play an instrument on a daily basis 

2) continue to listen/analyse music of familiar and new styles and periods in history

3) challenge yoursleves by learning some new music theory. 



This week I'd like you to move on to the Baroque Era and dive into the music of this period. Some incredible artists such as J. S. Bach , G.F Handel and Antonio Vivaldi emerged at this time, as well as the styles of opera and the Oratorio and the Fugue.  This is definitely one of my favoutire music periods in history; such incredible music to sink your teeth in to. The following videos give a pretty comprehensive overview of  the Baroque period. Check em out!




As i mentioned above, the goal is to play your instruments daily. Challenge yoursleves by learning to play a new style  (Blues, Jazz, Classical, etc.) as you continue to take comfort in playing what soothes you. 


Continue with your music theory :)

At this point, you should be working on aurally identifying and writing  major, natural minor, harmonic minor, and melodic minor scales, but feel free to move ahead to identifying intervals if you have already covered scales. is a great website with interactive activities that will allow you to continue to work on your theory and ear training skills. I encourage you to check it out and spend some time weekly on music  theory. 

As always, reach out if you have any questison or concerns.