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Basic Resources For Teachers

Staying organized and knowledgeable is a must for music teachers. We've got some recommendations to help you and your students set a good musical foundation. Stay organized with our helpful resources, get an edge with one of these music books, or brush up on some music history with our guides to each period of music. More to come!

Helpful Resources for Music Teachers
by Brendan Lai-Tong

Teaching music isn't just about the notes and rhythm! You'll need to stay organized as well as be on the cutting edge of music technology. Here are some recommendations for staying productive.

Must-Read Books for Music Teachers
by Zach Friesen

Succeeding in the music business is no easy task. You're going to need all the help you can get! Here are some books to help you succeed in music in the 21st century.

Introduction to the Baroque Period
by Catherine Hua

If it's not Baroque, don't fix it! The Baroque period was an imporant period in music history. With an emphasis on order, restraint and intellectual beauty, the Baroque period gave rise to some of the greatest composers like Johann Pachelbel, Antonio Vivaldi, Henry Purcell, Georg Telemann, George Handel, Domenico Scarlatti, and of course, Johann Sebastian Bach.

Introduction to the Classical Period
by Catherine Hua

Although we refer to it as "classical" music, the Classical period was just one period in our vast musical history. During the classical era you have the birth of the Symphony, Sonata, and orchestra! While we think of the classical period as reserved and calm, it was actually a time of clandestine experimentation and exploration. Composers like Haydn and Mozart challenged our concept of what instrumental music could achieve. The classical era set the foundation for western music for the next 300 years.

Introduction to the Romantic Period
by Catherine Hua

"Romanticism" is the embodiment of nature and human emotions in the form of music, painting and literature. No longer were composers subject to kings and the church for patronage and compositional ideas. Composers began to describe their feelings and emotions in music, as well as visual imagery. Public concerts were started and now composers were composing for the People, not the upper class. Music underwent significant changes during this period, such as the expansion of Sonata form by Beethoven, or the "Tone Poems" of Franz Lizst. You also find the rise to the modern full orchestra via Berlioz, as well as compositional styles that would set the stage for the avant-garde of the 20th century.

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