Evolution of Music: A Music History Crash Course – TWO MINUTE MUSIC THEORY

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Season 3, Episode 1

To kick off Season 3 of Two Minute Music Theory, we’re looking at the Entire History of Music. All of it….Okay, so it’s actually just Western Music. And really just Western Art Music.

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Music Examples Used in Evolution of Music: A Music History Crash Course –
Gregorian Chant – Salve Regina
Hildegard of Bingen – Ordo Virtutum
Leonin – Viderunt Omnes
Machaut – Notre Dame Mass
La Quarte Estampie Royal
Palestrina – Pope Marcellus Mass
Monteverdi – L’Orfeo
Vivaldi – Four Seasons, Spring
JS Bach – “Little” Fugue in G Minor
Haydn – Emperor String Quartet, First Movement
Beethoven – Symphony No. 9, Second Movement
Tchaikovsky – Theme from Romeo and Juliet
Schubert – Die Forelle
Mahler – Symphony No. 2, Finale
Verdi – Requiem, Dies Irae
Rimsky-Korsokov – Flight of the Bumblebee
Wagner – Tristan und Isolde
Wagner – Ride of the Valkyries
Strauss – Also Sprach Zarathustra
Stephen Foster – My Old Kentucky Home
Satie – Gymnopedie, No. 1
Stravinsky – Rite of Spring
Prokofiev – Alexander Nevsky, The Battle on Ice
Bensound – The Jazz Piano


Isaac So says:

I think people who don't know music history won't understand it, and people who do know music history won't enjoy so many pop culture jokes…
Who's your target audience here?
is this just a big joke video? because I don't think it acts as an communicator of information that well, what with jokes inserted so nonchalantly it might be hard for someone coming in blind to distinguish…

Susan Vaughan says:

You just made my voice student's lives SOO much more fun!

Paul says:

Thanks, that was great! "Classic Catholic Church, am I right?" Lol.

Odin G.S says:

I appreciate the idea but I feel like you could have put more effort into the jokes and the timing. Have you seen bill wurtz?

Emerick Dee says:

WOW! Just…WOW! I laughed out loud several times and can't wait to share this with my students! If only I had been so fortunate to have a music history professor who made everything as interesting and exciting and this! It almost makes me want to research some music history…almost…but not quite. You ROCK!

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