Forms & assignments

Assignment: What music moves you?

What music moves you? Using the elements of music to express our opinions on the music that moves us.


Choose two pieces of music that could be found on “Spotify”. One you love, one you hate.

After your decision has been made, email me at and tell me your choices. In the subject line write “What music moves you?” To help me locate your songs faster you could send me a Spotify link. Also, the music selection shouldn’t be unsuitable for performance in class with any explicit/ inappropriate language. I will keep your selections confidential unless you want me to attach your name to a piece. To increase the variety of choices within our class, consider picking pieces you love or hate that the majority of class members may not know (just a suggestion).

I will look at the classes’ selections and play them in class to elicit discussion. We will look for opportunities for comparison and contrast of the various types of music that surrounds us.

This project is meant to be fun and not to be stressful or worrisome. It doesn’t count for marks, its just for expanding our exposure to music and the way we describe it.

I look forward to hearing your ideas.

Let the music begin…


Here are some common forms and handouts used in our classes:

Tuning chart video (how to complete it):


sectional sheet

Section Leader Responsibilities

How To Practice

Attitude is everything from Dr. Tim

Why Teach Music poster