Baroque, Bach, and lap books… Oh my! This week, I’m so excited to begin our Winter 2015 curriculum focus on the Eras of Music! I have been busy preparing interesting and informative materials to help us along the way.
During the month of February, we will start our journey into the history of music by taking a look at the Baroque Era (1600 – 1750). We will read about the characteristics of the Baroque Era and listen to some of the music that was produced during this time. We will also take a closer look at J. S. Bach, who lived and composed during the Baroque Era.
To support our study of Bach, we will assemble a lap book of Bach over the course of the month. A lap book is a folder that visually groups categories of information about the topic you are studying. Thank you to www.colorinmypiano.com for the wonderful, attractive, and well-researched materials. Here’s what your finished Bach lap book will look like:
Do you see all that cool stuff in there?!? I had so much fun putting together the sample lap book for the studio, and I even learned a few new facts about Bach in the process.
Finally, I have put together a Baroque Era playlist for you on YouTube. There are videos giving you some examples of Baroque Era music, as well as videos that highlight some of Bach’s most well-known works. Here is a link to that playlist:
After you watch a video on my Playlist, can you please come back here and leave a comment on this blog page? Include your first name, and some of your thoughts about the video. I would love to hear from you, and it might not be such a good idea to leave a comment directly on the YouTube page. There are lots of comments from all kinds of people on YouTube.
I can’t wait to see some of your thoughts about the Baroque Era and Bach!