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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Posted by Administrator on 6/30/2012 to Homeschooling

Blogs on Individual Composers

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at unique moments in the lives of several key composers in musicology. These moments in time are to make the composers a bit more approachable and real to students (and some teachers) who may be a little leery of getting involved with classical music because they feel intimidated by it. We need to recognize that these composers were real people who faced hardships, worked diligently, and had very personal reasons for composing the music they did. Understanding a bit more about their lives makes their music even richer and more enjoyable.

Family Favorites for Different Genres of Movies – Part 2

Posted by Administrator on 6/14/2012 to Homeschooling

Picking up where we left off…

Here is a look at the drama genre.

Drama – Aristotle said that drama is “imitated human action.” It has been clarified that drama needs three elements: (1) a story that is (2) told in action (3) by actors who impersonate and give dialogue to the characters of the story. Usually drama involves conflict of a serious tone or subject. While drama does not have to contain tragedy (drama in which human suffering or the downfall of a great man typically has a disastrous conclusion), it may and it intends to portray life’s emotion and action in a way that brings interest to and intense feeling about the story.
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