Do you like music? Have you ever wanted to play an instrument, one that is actually practical in the real world? Well, now's your chance! Join Music Appreciation. This isn't a typical book class. In Music Appreciation we'll explore all aspects of music as we "learn by doing." This class will be divided into 3 parts: 1. Theory (Reading Music & Playing Rhythms), 2. Music History (learning about the "Music of the decades," Jazz, Blues, etc.), and 3. Application (applying music to real instruments--such as keyboards and guitars!!! No experience necessary. Only good attitudes!
Sponsors of Germantown Middle School & Music Appreciation:
A special thanks to our dear friends and Partners in Education for providing the class set of guitars and keyboards:
The Rogue Starter Acoustic Guitar is an amazing deal for a small-bodied guitar. The smaller profile is very playable for young teens , and has a nice tone. It has a 7/8 scale body, maple neck, and rosewood fretboard. It even comes set up with quality Martin strings. Features 7/8 scale body, maple neck, and rosewood fretboard.
Yamaha PRS233 Piano Keyboard:
More Info on Music Appreciation:
Music Appreciation will be a combination of hands-on learning, as well as an introduction to a wide variety of musical topics. Performance units include beginning guitar and introduction to drumming. Historical units include "Music throughout the Decades," "Music in the Media," "Broadway," "World Music," "Rhythm and Beat (Stomp)," and many more. We will have a class set of Rhythm-Sticks, although your child is welcome to bring his/her own pair of drum sticks to class. Guitars will be provided by the school, although a small one-time "materials fee" may be required for the replacement of strings. We're looking forward to a great year!