Learn Music Theory with Louise

The Spookiest Music in History: Part Three

Louise G.
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Level: Beginner

About this class

This class is perfect for the music enthusiast that enjoys the Halloween season! We will discuss the darker side of music and how scary music can enhance our media experiences. We will learn what makes music "sound" scary and what inspires composers to write creepy tunes. Students will learn about how musical elements such as rhythm, dynamics, dissonance, etc. can be manipulated to sound frightening to the human ear and why it affects listeners a certain way. Students will learn composer names, historical backdrops, and names of compositions. We will discuss music lyrics and listen to musical excerpts. Each lesson, students will study a musical, classical piece, and popular song that has a haunting sound or theme. Students will interact with the teacher and peers through discussion and musical evaluation. No musical experience is required.

Session Three:
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
The Addams Family
Music from "Psycho"

About Louise G.

Hello! My name is Louise, and I have a vast amount of teaching experience in diverse subjects. I am primarily, a performer and voice teacher. My bachelor's degree is in vocal performance; I have over 2 decades of experience singing vocal solos, choral music, performing musical theatre roles, and competing in auditions and contests. I have over ten years experience teaching private voice lessons and directing church choral programs. I love to sing and help others meet their performance and audition goals!

I also have almost 10 years experience as an educator in public schools. I hold a master's degree in special education, and worked in classrooms with students with intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, and behavioral disorders. This experience gives me an edge that allows me to modify and personalize each lesson based on student demeanor and ability.

I am also an online English teacher (native speaker). I hope to make learning English fun and practical based on your goals and purposes for learning. I use a combination of methods including music-based activities.