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Learning Exercise

Material: John Cage's Experimental Music
Submitted by: Joseph Irizarry on Feb 27, 2012
Date Last Modified: Feb 29, 2012
Title: John cage and Experimental Music
Description: This lesson provides a survey of experimental music and its origins. It looks at some of the key contributors to the rise of this genre and the style of compostion they used.
Type of Task: Individual
Time Required 1 hour
Topics: experimental music, music, music history, art, john cage
Course: Music History
Audience: College General Ed
Prerequisites Skills: Knowledge of music history and composition.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion students will be able to gain an understanding of the era of experimental music. Students will be familiar with origins, composers, and composition styles of the time.
Technical Notes: Will use reading material in addition to viewing samples of musical styles from YouTube. Will need to review student submitted samples of experimental music.
Text of Learning Exercise: Students in an independent setting will read through the assigned article. The article covers history, concepts, theories, and composition styles of the era. Once students have finished reading the article, they will be instructed to watch the two examples from YouTube. These examples highlight the compositions of two of the composers mentioned in the reading. Students will then make an educated comment on each clip with the hashtag “#exmusic” to distinguish their writing. This comment will be submitted to the instructor.
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Assessment: When students have an understanding of the material, they will be instructed to create a example of experimental music, and submit to the instructor.
Content Builder page/site description: The Great Learning Paragraph 7 Example 4'33" Example
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