Music of the Minimalist Era


Students will not only build their understanding of the sound and style of minimalism, but will also be taught how to hone their critical listening skills to eventually compose and perform their own minimalist music.

Created By

Rory H

Beginner
Exercise

5 HOURS

5 LESSONS

Music of the Minimalist Era

skill-acquisition

Course Overview



Have you ever wondered what minimalist music sounds like? This course is structured using the elements of music and focuses on building students' listening, performance and composition skills in order to integrate all of the skills needed to prepare for a GCSE music qualification. The listening lessons focus on one element in relation to minimalism and allow students to develop their critical listening skills through a series of listening and short written exercises, including a GCSE-style listening test. Each listening lesson is then followed by a practical lesson which sees students applying their knowledge through performing minimalist music and composing their own music in minimalist styles. By the end of the course, students will have a comprehensive knowledge of the sound and style of minimalism, as well as a completed minimalist performance and composition.

Course Content



12 LESSONS

12 HOURS Total Length

Lesson 1

Sonority Listening

60 minutes

Lesson 2

Sonority Performance and Composition

60 minutes

Lesson 3

Tonality and Melody Listening

60 minutes

Lesson 4

Tonality and Melody Performance and Composition

60 minutes

Lesson 5

Harmony Listening

60 minutes

Lesson 6

Harmony Performance and Composition

60 minutes

Lesson 7

Tempo, Rhythm and Metre Listening

60 minutes

Lesson 8

Tempo, Rhythm and Metre Performance and Composition

60 minutes

Lesson 9

Texture Listening

60 minutes

Lesson 10

Texture Performance and Composition

60 minutes

Lesson 11

Structure Listening

60 minutes

Lesson 12

Structure Performance and Composition

60 minutes

Key Skills


Listening

Appraising

Analysis

Composition

Educator


Rory H

Music Specialist

Rory is a music fanatic! With a number of years teaching music in the classroom, Rory now also works closely with individuals and small groups to help develop their skills and work towards their learning targets.