MFW Music: Maybe More Historically Connected?

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MFW Music: Maybe More Historically Connected?

Unread post by allipollitt » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:27 pm

First let me say, I LOVE MFW and the music CDs. I do! I love all of MFW - BIG advocate. But let me put this out there: could we work together to have more musical selections from the Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern historical periods line up with the history in each curriculum? It was just strange to miss out on those opportunities during Creation to Greek through to where we are now, Expl. to 1850 (which does spiral back to some applicable composers, like Handel, for example.) Even during the Exploring Countries and Cultures, there is opportunity to study folk music from the geographical locations, also American folk music during Adventures in U.S. History. I would love to hear thoughts. It hits me close to home because I am a trained and certified (certifiable, maybe - wink, wink) Music Educator.

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Re: MFW Music: Maybe More Historically Connected?

Unread post by manyblessings » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:10 pm

Love your perspective on this! I studied toward a BMus in vocal performance (unfortunately never quite finished), and also love the idea of having music line up with the time period being studied-it's nice to study music history alongside the rest of history, because music is such a big part of all history! All the arts, in fact :)
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Re: MFW Music: Maybe More Historically Connected?

Unread post by Julie in MN » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:46 pm

Hi Allison (and Lourdes),
I'm thinking you musical folks can create a nice list for those musically inclined families out there!

Meanwhile, I'll chat, even though I know very little about studying music. We did do all the MFW music, which my son liked a lot. I think it was because he was schooling alone, and it got too quiet. We did music in between many things.

So in ECC, there were the folk songs on the Wee Sing CD. Did you do those? Do you have more ideas to add? One similar CD we had was called World Music -- I see I described it here ... sic#p60239
We listened to another CD with Spanish Guitar, mentioned way down near the end of this post: ... 909#p58909

In CTG, it might be hard to find ancient music (or know what it was about!), although maybe you studied that? We listened to a little Jewish music, described here: ... 263#p35263
Or, were you thinking of expanding on the classical musicians studied during each year? They are introduced pretty much in chronological order, but maybe you wanted to add more, or do more with the musicians who are already studied? We did a little of that, especially during the reviews in EX1850, as you mentioned, for example (again, way down at the end of my long post): ... 806#p41806

I think in 1850MOD, you will find more of what you describe -- Foster & Sousa (Oh Susanna and such), Jazz, and even patriotic-type songs. Although, you could plan to delve into all of those even further, of course. (And share with the rest of us!)

Well just throwing out some things we did for fun!
Julie, married 29 yrs, finding our way without Shane
Reid (21) college student; used MFW 3rd-12th grades (2004-2014)
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