Ms. Curtis

Music 10, Music 112, Passion Projects, Humanities Block

Posted: April 7, 2020

Hi guys!

Here is the plan. Each week you will be expected to do the following:

1. explore one to two different styles of music (Jazz, Rock, Country, Blues, Ska, Folk, Canadiana, etc.) You select the styles that you wish for that week and listen to as much or as little of it as you wish. . You may find that you like, or dislike certain styles, but what often sheds some light on why a particular style sounds the way that it does, is its history. So... as you explore and listen, do some research and determine from where and when this style emerged, and make note of its evolution throughout the years. For example, RAP is very different now than it was during the time of Grand Master Flash.

2. If possible, play an instrument. If you happened to have taken your assigned instrument home with you...PLAY it :) is an incredible source where you can find countless instructional videos on countless instruments. If you did not take your instrument  home, but maybe there is a neglected guitar or dusty piano in your house, give that a whirl. If neither of these options is available to you DON'T STRESS, as this will not be held against you. However, if you're feeling creative you could build a one of a kind instrument... or an ugly stick (look it up) Ha! Feel free to send me evidence of these creations through video. I'd love to see what you come up with, as would the entire community. Use this time to bring some joy to folks who could use it. Maybe those folks are in your own house, your neighbour, or maybe they are across the world, or maybe its YOU.Regardless of where or who, giving a concert in your driveway or posting a video online of you singing and/or playing an instrument could be super helpful to somebody, somewhere.  

That's it for now guys. I will continue to encourage and challenge you throughout the coming weeks with suggested activities. If ever you have questions and/or concerns PLEASE reach out to me via email

Take care and be safe!


Posted: April 7, 2020

Good Morning folks!

I trust that you are all well, and taking care of yourselves, as that is the most important thing on our agenda! Luckily, music has undeniable healing and soothing properties, so let us take advantage of that during this crazy time.  I hope that you have all been using your gifts and talents to help you get though the days of late, and if not, you NEED to. Not because it's part of your course load, but because it is good for your mental health. And that is how I'd like you to approach the remainder of the school year with regards to this course; think about how you can take care of you, by meeting your Music 112 outcomes. Essentially, that means that you will:

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. 

And that's it folks!

I will post links to websites, videos, documents, etc to help guide you in your learning/wellness. As always, I encourage you to go beyond what I suggest for you, dig deeper and quench your thirst for curiosity. It has been recommended that you spend 2.5 hours a week on this course. You can divide/schedule that time how you see fit, but I definitely recommend that you pick up your instrument daily, as well as listen to some soothing tunes as you breathe in some fresh air.


The last time we met we were discussing Renaissance music. I encourage you continue to explore that time in history and discover the very unique and cool instruments that were developed during that time.


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. 

Theory 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. 


I would be thrilled if you choose to share some evidence of your learning. Perhaps create a video or audio file of you playing your instrument and post it onine, or send it me directly. 

That's it for today folks! As always, please reach out to me if of you have any questions at all, or if you just want to chat. :) 

Take care! 



Posted: April 7, 2020

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Posted: April 7, 2020

Posted: April 7, 2020

Good morning folks! I trust that you are all well :) 

Check out our Teams page for information regarding this week's task. 

Please email me if you have any problems accessing TEAMS from home.

Posted: April 6, 2020

Posted: April 6, 2020

Hey Tommies!

1. Watch video

2. Breathe

3. Go outside

4. Check back tomorrow for more details

The End


Posted: September 10, 2018

Attached are documents which have been distributed in class to date.

This week we are looking at Instruments of the Orchestra. Powerpoint Assignments are due Thursday, Sept 13th. 

Assessment of our first unit will take place Friday, Sept. 14th. 

Posted: September 10, 2018

This week's Music Style is one of your choosing. Keep in mind that it should be a style in which you have not a great wealth of knowledge or listening hours. 


Due Date: Friday, Sept. 14th. 

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Posted: September 10, 2018

Attached you will find documents to assit you in preparing your official proposal to the Deptartment of Education. 


Due Date: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.


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