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Intermediate Level

Approx. 8 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Employ techniques that teach improvisation in blues and jazz music

  • Employ approaches that teach youth the basic principles of songwriting

  • Engage in the use of social cultural contexts in all aspects of instruction

  • Explore multiple uses of technologies for music making

Skills you will gain

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 8 hours to complete
English

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Berklee College of Music

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Welcome to Teaching Popular Music!

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 1 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
1 video
4 readings
Connect with Your Classmates10m
Course Resources10m
Earn A Course Certificate10m
Join the Discussion!10m
2 practice exercises
What Are Your Goals?30m
Establishing a Common Language30m
2 hours to complete

Conversations Through Sound: Improvisation, Listening, and Cultural Contexts

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 43 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Introduction to Improvisation7m
Tuning the Ears6m
Modeling Conversations Through Sound12m
Cultural Contexts4m
Cultural Contexts Continued3m
Select and Interpret4m
Launching Your Web-based Tool Box2m
3 readings
Student Ensemble Disclaimer10m
Join Your Study Group10m
How to Launch Your Web-Based Tool-Box10m
2 practice exercises
Call and Response: Conversations Through Sound15m
SELF-ASSESSMENT: Lesson 1 Tool-Box
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Songwriting

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 25 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Basic Principles and Techniques of Songwriting7m
Awareness4m
Incorporating Technology6m
Suggested Objectives and Student Assessments5m
Web-Based Tool-Box1m
1 reading
Join Your Study Group10m
2 practice exercises
Songwriting15m
SELF-ASSESSMENT: Lesson 2 Tool-Box
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Arranging Music with Interactive Media Tools

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 14 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Engaging and Empowering Students4m
Integrating Instruments with Tracks3m
Suggested Objectives and Student Assessments3m
Web-Based Tool-Box1m
1 reading
Join Your Study Group10m
2 practice exercises
Technology and Arrangement15m
SELF-ASSESSMENT: Lesson 3 Tool-Box
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Making the Band: From Modeling to Informal Learning

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 63 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
10 videos
Establishing Small Ensembles8m
Instructional Approaches6m
Informal Learning Practices7m
Modeling Instructional Approaches11m
Modeling Instructional Approaches Continued17m
Social Emotional Learning3m
Suggested Objectives and Student Assessments3m
Final Project Overview2m
Course Wrap-Up38s
1 reading
Join Your Study Group10m
2 practice exercises
Making the Band15m
Our Common Language15m

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