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    Baby, You're Much Too Fast: A Look at Songs About Cars

    Baby, You're Much Too Fast: A Look at Songs About Cars

    People write songs about a lot of things, mostly things that mean a lot to us. We write songs about desire, songs about loneliness, about heartbreak, love, and for some reason, we also write lots and lots of songs about cars.

    • 16 min
    Sad Songs Say So Much: A Look at Songs about Disasters

    Sad Songs Say So Much: A Look at Songs about Disasters

    Today if you want to talk about a tragedy, there are plenty of ways to do it. But in the past, one way people would pass along news was through songs.

    • 18 min
    Hey, Watch This! A Look at the Music Behind TV Theme Songs

    Hey, Watch This! A Look at the Music Behind TV Theme Songs

    Over the years, they’ve been some of the most popular songs in the country. They are TV Theme songs, something as old as TV.

    • 11 min
    Listen Up! Music Is a Language: Who's Talking?

    Listen Up! Music Is a Language: Who's Talking?

    Students learn about the composer’s selection of the right “voice” or instrumentation from the four sections of the orchestra: string, woodwind, brass, and percussion. Students are introduced to music by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Leonard Bernstein.

    • 9 min
    Summon the Heroes: Playing the Heartstrings

    Summon the Heroes: Playing the Heartstrings

    In this episode, you are introduced to the orchestra’s string section and the ability to use major and minor keys through the work of composer George Theophilus Walker.

    • 3 min
    Summon the Heroes: Matching Game

    Summon the Heroes: Matching Game

    This episode recaps what you learned from this series. You’ll re-listen to excerpts from Williams, Copland, Beethoven, and Elgar and match the work with each composer’s “hero.”

    • 4 min

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