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I’ve been working on it for a year, and it’s now ready for you!  Hop over to my store to check out 21 Lessons in 20th Century American Music Appreciation!

What is it?

21 Lessons in 20th Century American Music Appreciation is a 36-page ebook curriculum is delivered in digital format to make it easier to follow the links to hear and watch the music. You will find 21 lessons, which can be taught to students in grades K-12 in only minutes a day. Also included are 2 notebooking sheets so the students can record what they are learning and an extensive bibliography that you can use for further study.

High School students can use this curriculum for high school credit in music appreciation!

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Why should you get it?

  • I wrote the curriculum for several reasons. First of all, I needed to teach a 20th Century music appreciation class at my children’s homeschool co-op. I searched high and low for a curriculum but couldn’t find one. Maybe I missed it out there someplace, but I think that 21 Lessons in 20th Century American Music Appreciation is unique!  
  • It makes teaching music appreciation super easy for the mom or teacher and loads of fun for the students!  The music is awesome. Every time I went in to edit it, I loved just lingering over the links and listening to the music again and again!

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Table of Contents:

  • Introduction to 20th Century Music
  • Lesson 1…………………John Phillip Sousa (Marches)
  • Lesson 2…………………Scott Joplin (Ragtime) and Fats Waller (Stride Piano)
  • Lesson 3…………………Blues
  • Lesson 4…………………Jazz (Dixieland, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington)
  • Lesson 5…………………George Gershwin (Folk Opera: Porgy and Bess)
  • Lesson 6…………………Gian Carlo Menotti (Amahl and the Night Visitors)
  • Lesson 7…………………George Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue and songs)
  • Lesson 8……………..…Big Band Music
  • Lesson 9……………..…Charles Ives
  • Lesson 10………………Aaron Copland
  • Lesson 11………………Ferde Grofe
  • Lesson 12………………Musical Theater Before 1965
  • Lesson 13…………..….Rock and Roll Beginnings
  • Lesson 14………………Irving Berlin and Cole Porter
  • Lesson 15………………Jazz (Bebop and Cool)
  • Lesson 16………………Folk Music (Woody Guthrie and others)
  • Lesson 17………………Leonard Bernstein
  • Lesson 18………………John Williams
  • Lesson 19………………John Cage
  • Lesson 20……………..Philip Glass
  • Lesson 21………………Musical Theater after 1965 (Stephen Sondheim and Stephen Schwartz)
  • Appendix………………Further Study and Notebooking pages

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