Lightnote explores How Music Works with 7 free interactive music theory lessons. With Music Theory you’ll be able to… make your own music build your own chord progressions improvise melodies and chords learn & memorize your favorite music faster by understanding the underlying structure …and it’s easy to learn with our ~2 minute interactive, playable […]
We have updated our free music studies that correspond to the Child’s Own Book of Great Musicians series by Thomas Tapper. This series includes a free eBook download for each composer studied, including: Bach. Beethoven. Chopin. Grieg. Haydn. Mozart. More! Including the introduction, by covering one composer each week you’ll have 13 weeks of lessons […]
Here is a biography of Beethoven written by Nobel Prize for Literature winner Romain Rolland that is an accessible and interesting read — and free! The book was published near the end of the first World War, which may explain the tone of the book. The theme of the author’s take on Beethoven’s life can […]
Why teach music theory? One of the ways to think of music theory is in the same way we consider grammar in relation to writing — it only makes sense after you know how to write (or in this case, play an instrument). One is the art, the other the science. And they work together, […]
Names of Jesus is another favorite free unit study from Karen Caroe that starts on December 1 covering 24 different names of Jesus.
When “Silent Night, Holy Night,” was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818, its composers probably did not anticipate that it would become one of the world’s most beloved carols. While legend has embellished some of the details of the song’s early history, in reality the story is quite simple. In 1816, a priest named Joseph […]
Joy to the World! covers 25 Christmas carols, one for each day of December through Christmas. Perfect spine for a Christmas unit!
We covered the Child’s Own Book of Great Musicians series in alphabetical order from Bach to Wagner. However, many may prefer to approach these wonderful free music studies in chronological order to help give a better sense of: The contemporaries of each composer. The period that each composer worked in. The changes classical music went […]
If you are working through our free music studies based on The Child’s Own Book of Great Musicians series by Thomas Tapper, you will notice we included First Studies in Music Biography also by Thomas Tapper as a resource. This free eBook is an excellent reference and guide for Mom. It can also be used […]
Wagner: The Story of the Boy Who Wrote Little Plays Richard Wagner was a German born composer famous for his complex operas. Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF) LibriVox Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Germany Leipzig, Germany (where Wagner was born) View the Bruhl, or the house of […]
Verdi: The Story of the Little Boy Who Loved the Hand Organ Giuseppe Verdi was an Italian composer of operas during the Romantic period. Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF) LibriVox Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Italy Roncole, Italy (where Verdi was born) Milan, Italy (where Verdi […]
Schumann: The Story of the Boy Who Made Pictures in Music Robert Schumann was a German composer and critic of the Romantic period. Free eBook Various formats (Kindle, EPUB, PDF) Suggestions Map the following (you’ll find mapping resources below): Germany Zwickau, Germany (where Schumann was born) Listen to “The Happy Farmer.” Listen to […]