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A Brief History of 20th Century Music

Video Overview
The history, characteristics, images and audio examples of 20th century musical styles are explored in an up-to-date way through remaking a song in various musical styles. >
Extension Activities

Click here for  3 interactive music activities based on the above video.

Alabama Course of Study

Arts Education (2006)

Grade 4

10.) Identify theme and variations in musical selections.
13.) Recognize styles of twentieth-century music.
Examples: jazz, pop, country

Grades 6-8
12.) Identify the relationship of American music to American history.
Example: "We Shall Overcome" as a symbol of the Civil Rights Movement
13.) Identify characteristic differences in music of various cultures.
Examples: Western music based on diatonic scale, music of the Far East based on pentatonic scale
• Identifying instruments unique to a specific culture
Examples: bagpipe--Scottish, talking drums--African
• Identifying ensembles unique to a specific culture
- jazz band--American,
- mariachi band--Mexican,
- steel drums--Jamaican
Vocal Music Level I
8.) Analyze a vocal composition to determine how the use of tempo, dynamics, and articulation are used to create a specific mood or effect.

 Vocal Music: Level IV

5.) Improvise vocally in various musical styles.
Examples: jazz, blues, gospel
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