A Young Scholar's Guide to ComposersHot
Classical music is uniquely part of our Western civilization. Research suggests that both listening to and playing classical music aids brain development. Even rudimentary exposure increases one’s 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! It’s perfect for grades 4-8 but is easily adaptable for younger and older students. Minimal teacher prep will return maximum enjoyment!
There is quite a lot of information and options in this one book! You can choose to utilize all of them, or just a few. The read is quick but gives some good information. It's not super in-depth but enough to get a feel for the composer. If your child takes a particular interest in one of them, i would recommend checking out a more thorough biography and going deeper. It's written chronologically, which makes it easy to do along with history. There are games for helping the kids memorize composer info, maps and timelines, even coloring pictures for younger siblings!
Would love to have this product. It is educational and entertaing,too.
There is so much here! I wanted something to introduce my oldest to the history of classical music, because he really enjoys listening to it. This definitely gives us a years worth of learning and is very easy for me to work with.