ERIC Number: ED134520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Beginning an Advanced Placement Music Course. Edition Y.
Thomson, William; And Others
The College Entrance Examination Board has prepared this publication to help secondary school teachers develop Advanced Placement (AP) courses in music. The discussion of strategy recommendations, reading materials, and record collections should be adapted to suit local preferences and individual skills. An opening section of general remarks suggests that AP music courses not be taught according to a chronological plan, but rather on a genre basis by a randomized period outline or according to elements of musical structure. Use of a relatively recent text, supplemented by other sources of information, is desirable. Listening to live performances, if possible, and discussion are also critical activities. Eight strategy recommendations stress focusing on the structure of each musical composition as it is heard, preferably with visual guides such as flow charts and time lines. Cassette tapes can capture short sections and allow voice cues to be recorded over musical passages. Juxtaposed examples from widely different musical cultures effectively introduce non-Western music. Sixty-eight references to books and recordings include the following topics: listening guides and background; performance sources; allied arts; non-European, Asian, and Near-Eastern music, and folk and traditional music of American-English origins. (AV)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement Programs, Audiotape Recordings, Course Organization, Curriculum Design, Guidelines, Magnetic Tape Cassettes, Music, Music Appreciation, Music Education, Music Teachers, Musical Composition, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Tape Recorders, Teaching Methods, Visual Aids
College Board Publications Orders, Box 2815, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 (free)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.