Music Theory and Appreciation        


Music is said to be the speech of angels.  Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.  Music is life; that's why our hearts
have beats.  Music is forever. The Church knows what the Psalmist knew: Music praises God.  Music can change the world because it can change
people.  Music is the art of thinking with sounds.  Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.

I  took a music class under Lori Davis.  The class was a Music theory and appreciation Piano class at Harmony Hall every Thursday (9:30am - 11:30am).  This class
taught you about
the Great Musical Composers from periods 1600s to the  present, such as:

  • Francoia Coupern                       o Edward McDowell - 1860 -1908                   
  • Johann Sebastian                        o Igor Starvinsky - 1882-1971
  • Domenico Scalette                       o Sergei Prokofiev - 1891-1953        
  • Muzio Clementi                             o  Amy Beach - 1867 - 1944
  • Franz Joseph Haydn
  • Wolfgang Amadeua Mozart
  • Ludwig Van Bethoven
  • Franz Scfubert
  • Fanny Mendelssohn
  • Felix Mendelssohn
  • Frederic Francois Chopin
  • Clara Schumann -
  • Stephen Foster - 1826 - 1864
  • Enrique Granados - 1867 - 1916
  • Peter Tchaikovsky - 1840 - 1893
  • Atononi Dvorak - 1841 - 1904

I have learned about different types of music:

Oratorio, Concerto, Mazuka, Ballet, Opera, Humresque, Suite, and 20 century.

Books:
1)        Play Piano Now - Alfred Basic Adult Piano course
2)        Alfred's essentials Music Lessions - Ear training - Author: Andrew Surmani - Karen Farnum Surmani - Morton Manus