What is Composer Study?
The question is not how much does the youth know? when he has finished his education, but how much does he care? and about how many orders of things does he care? In fact, how large is the room in which he finds his feet set? and, therefore, how full is the life he has before him?
Composer study is an important part of your child’s educational feast. It leads to a rich, full education.
To inspire a love for music in your home, simply choose a composer (historical or modern) to focus on each semester, playing some of their best music at least once a week. Make this a dedicated time of listening.
When listening, encourage your student to identify the instruments used. This will help them become familiar with the composer’s style.
Composer study is a pause from the hurry of life. Slowing down and narrowing your focus to a single composer will result in absorbing the beautiful contribution of one life. Charlotte Mason encourages choosing one person at a time. The goal is not to be an expert on every influencer, rather, to become familiar with one or two per year.
- The Carnival of the Animals
- Classical Kids: Hallelujah Handel
- Bach and the Pipe Organ
- The Essential Herbie Hancock
- The Complete Max Roach
- Birth of the Cool: How Jazz Great Miles Davis Found His Sound
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