Intro 2 Music @ ATU

Read. It is just that simple.

When asked about his secret to success, Warren Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will…”

Get your brain ready to learn and to think. It is a beautiful way of life.


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Sign up for makeup exam 3.   ♥️. Initial when You CAN take it. ♥️ times only.

Go back to sleep.  Remember we said no class today.

XC Concert Tonight 7:30!

7:30.    7:30.      7:30.      7:30.   

Rock +

Rock Listening List – 0-ListeningROCK

“Blue Suede Shoes” – Carl Perkins –


 “The Times They are a Changing” – Dylan – video

“Think” – Aretha Franklin – video

“My World is Empty Without You” – The Supremes – video

“Purple Haze” – Jimi Hendrix – video

 “The Weight” – The Band (Levon Helm from near Helena, AR) – video

“Shining Star” – Earth Wind & Fire –

“Things Have Changed” – Dylan – 


“Where Is the Love?” – Black Eyed Peas – 

 CrossOver: (CO) “Dixie Flyer” – Randy Newman – video

“(You Can) Call Me Al” – Paul Simon   – video


“Anything not understood in more than one way is not understood at all.” Dr. R. J. Kizlik

Prince. From Kiss.   “Act your age not your shoe size.”   Explore his music. Discover.

20 Feet from Stardom.  

Background singers. Just for your enjoyment. Not on the test.

Country (& Western) & Folk

How are true folk songs and composed folk songs different?

“We Shall Overcome” – Folk/Gospel   

“Wildwood Flower” – Carter Family.

“Arkansas Traveler” – Jerry Garcia & David Grisman (tune is also “Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee” and one of Arkansas’ state tunes)  

 “Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night” – Nickle Creek – Live.

“Man of Constant Sorrow” – Union Station – Dan Tyminski –

“Foggy Mountain Breakdown” – Flatt & Scruggs     Scruggs, Martin, Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Albert Lee

“Whoopee-Ti-Yi-Yo” – Sons of the Pioneers  or Roy Rogers.

“San Antonio Rose” – John Denver or Asleep At the Wheel

“Your Cheatin’ Heart” – Hank Williams

Cajun – podcast – Michael Doucet – skip

Gospel – podcast – Blind Boys of Alabama  &  “Last Month of the Year” 

Composed Folk – “Ashokan Farewell”  – Jay and Molly Ungar

Composed Folk – Americana. “Pony” – Diana Jones.

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CrossOver:  (CO)

“Cold, Cold Heart” written by Hank Williams, sung by Norah Jones

I Can’t Stop Loving You” – recorded by Kitty Wells, Don Gibson, Ray Charles 

Folk, etc. Listening List0-ListeningFOLK 1



Take home portion – Dylan Question – print, listen to both pieces, do research, answer with your best music vocabulary and reflections. (10 points). You will compare and contrast the meaning/lyrics, instruments, voice of “The Times They are A’changing” and “Things have Changed”

       (10 points for all listening sheets – handwritten titles and notes). 

     Six Types of Songs    Write these on your listening lists and find songs that fit each category, or as many as possible.

OK.  Short and sweet.

Three major branches of American music: Jazz, Country, Rock

Lots of crossover, lots of new thangs ( as in “It’s yo’ thang, do what you want to do.”)

Sub-genres of Jazz:  ragtime, blues, honky tonk,

Scott Joplin – “The Entertainer”


Bessie Smith – “Lost Your Head Blues”

I was with you baby, when you didn’t have a dime.

I was with you baby, when you didn’t have a dime.

         Now since you got plenty o’money, you have throwed your good gal down.

Once ain’t for always. Two ain’t but twice.

Once ain’t for always. Two ain’t but twice.

          When you got a good gal, you better treat her nice.    …



screen-shot-2016-11-27-at-4-17-16-pmLouis Armstrong – “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans”


Benny Goodman on clarinet & Gene Krupa on drums – “Sing! Sing! Sing!”


Glen Miller – “In the Mood”


Duke Ellington – “Take the ‘A’Train”  


Chet Baker – “What’ll I Do?”


Herb Alpert – “A Taste of Honey”


Weather Report – “Birdland”


Diana Krall – “Peel Me a Grape”


Esperanza Spalding – “Fragile” by Sting

Esperanza Spalding. String bass, electric bass, cello, vocalist, composer


Snarky Puppy –  “Lingus” 

Snarky Puppy

Unit 3 Listening List

Beethoven                            Spring 2017 Unit 3

Moonlight Sonata

Für Elise

Symphony No. 3 in Eb Major, 3rd Movement (1804)

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, 1st Movement (1804-1808)

Symphony No. 7 in A Major,  2nd Movement (1812)

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, 4th Movement (1824)

Romantic Era
















~Schumann-Traumerei(Dreaming from Scenes From Childhood).mp3


~Stuart-DearFriends.mp3 (modern, written about Stephen Foster)

~Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture (end section)

~Wagner-Die Walkü

Twentieth Century





~Holst-Jupiter the.Bringer.of.Jollity.mp3


~Prokoviev-LtKije’s Wedding.mp3




Unit Three – Twentieth Century, Limited

The 20th Century Limited was for a time the most famous train in America.

One more from the Romantic era…Johann Strauss, II. Son of a composer. Often called the waltz king.

On the Beautiful Blue Danube

You will only be responsible for the tracks we listen to or I tell you to listen to.  Therefore, come to class. 

Leonard Bernstein – USA – “America” from West Side Story 


Samuel Barber – USA –  Adagio for Strings

That which is beautiful is sometimes … Cause for sadness. —————— 

Ralph Vaughan Williams – UK – Fantasia on Greensleeves 


Richard Strauss – ————- 

Prokofiev– —————-

 Holst – The Planets- a seven movement orchestral suite – Earth not included.  Mars, Bringer of War (great read The Martian by Andy Weir, best movie ever!)

Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity 


Erik Satie     1866-1925      France.     Gymnopédie No.1   – originally for piano


– Debussy – Clair de Lune


— Paul Dukas – French


– John Philip Sousa – Stars and Stripes Forever


— George Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue

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