- Recognize various musical elements.
- Identify musical styles.
- Understand cultural/sociological contexts that affect popular music.
- Trace origins/influences of different musical traditions.
- Understand and recognize interrelationship of styles.
- Write intelligently on a popular music topic of student's choice.
- Communicate verbally to the class on a popular music subject of the student's choice.
- Compare and contrast relationships between different styles
- Compare and contrast past and present trends in style
- Evaluate the effect of technology on popular music
Student Learning Outcomes
- The student will be able to express, in written and oral formats, a correct comprehension of popular musical concepts and rhythm, melody, and harmony and forum.
- The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in new technologies for the purpose of research, communication, composition, recording and performance as it applies to popular music.
- The student will be able to interact appropriately with other in the assessment of popular musical performance assignments, including collaboration with other musicians.
Be respectful to everyone and everything
- This includes the teacher, guest teachers, each other, and the classroom.
- Respect class time by not talking out of turn. If you have a comment or question, please raise your hand.
- Pick up after yourself, pay attention and work hard.
- Participate in class and do your homework.
- Other's backpacks, binders, pencils, etc.
- The teacher's belongings
- Each other
- Be prepared with everything you need for class.
- Set up quickly.
- Participate and give your best effort!
What to bring
Bring these items to class everyday. You should have these with you at your desk at the beginning of class.
- Binder (1.5" or 2")
- 5 Dividers - Notes, Classwork, Homework, Tests, Projects
- Pen or Pencil
- The textbook we are using is Popular Music in America: The Beat Goes On
No eating in the classroom. The only drink allowed in the classroom is water. The reason is crumbs on the floor bring in unwanted creatures.
Electronic devices may only be used under teacher's permission only. If you have not explicitly asked for permission or you were told no, your device will be confiscated.
Homework/Classwork = 20%
Tests = 30%
Tests = 30%
- Research Project
- Concert Report
Tests can be on anything discussed in class or any assignments given. Cheating will not be tolerated. If you are caught cheating (either getting or giving answers), you will receive a zero on the test and will not be able to make it up. During a test there is no talking. If you are talking during the test, you will be assumed to be cheating.
Students must attend a musical concert/ musical event and write a 500-750 word (approx 2-3 pages) report describing the nature of the event, the style of music, and details about the performance, including the instrumentation, genres, and performer-audience interactions.
To get notifications from the director, you can text @a8c23e to 81010 or got to rmd.at/a8c23e on a smartphone.
Assignments may be modified from above to better suit the class.