Western Art – Classical Music

Ode to Joy from the 4th movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9

Musical concept: Pitch

Program 1: Week 1 – 3


Western Art – classical music refers to the music which composed within 1750-1820. The composers from the classical period included Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Clementi. Classical music often contains short, balanced phrases. The melodies often use motives that are based on scales or broken chords, and which can be developed.  Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist who lost his hearing in his late 20s, but he remains to be one of the most influential composers. In this program, students will be learning the standard Orchestral Instrument through learning Beethoven’s well-known piece “Ode to Joy“, which is the fourth movement of Symphony no 9. In this program, students will be experimenting playing basic chords and the main melody on guitar based on the Ode to Joy theme. Both left-handed and right-handed students will be catered to learn.

Regarding assessment, there will be a group performance (duet or trio), in which students will have to show the competency of playing both the melody and the chords (accompaniment). During the lessons, the music teacher will be providing guitars for students to learn and practice. However, for extra rehearsal and practice, please book a practice room through contact or email your music teachers to practice. Click here for the sample of Assessment Rubric.

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