Music Lessons of Hobbits, Elves, and Dwarves
Fun music appreciation lessons related to the music of Tolkien's books and movies!
Who wants to learn about some music of hobbits, elves, and dwarves? Join in the fun with the Music Lessons of Hobbits, Elves, and Dwarves online mini-course, which is great for all ages!
We will learn about the composer of the music for the film series of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings--Howard Shore--and how he used a technique called leitmotif to enhance the movie-watcher's enjoyment!
Learn all about leitmotifs, listen to them, and learn to distinguish the differences between them.
This mini-course can be completed in a couple of weeks, or spread it out even longer if you'd like.
Here's a free preview lesson to try out:
Also, read Introduction, How to Use, and FAQ here.
Gena Mayo is a homeschooling mom of 8 who has been teaching music in various forms for 30 years. She has a Bachelors degree in Music Education and a Masters degree in Vocal Pedagogy (teaching voice lessons). It has been her joy to teach elementary and junior high choir, high school voice classes, private voice lessons for teens through adults, early childhood music and movement classes (babies through preschool), elementary general music, and music appreciation for elementary through high school. But, her favorite music teaching experience has been as musical director for stage musicals such as Seussical, Shrek, Singing in the Rain, Newsies, and Beauty and the Beast. It is Gena's desire to help all homeschoolers easily include music in their homeschools!
StartIntroduction to Howard Shore
StartWhat is a Leitmotif?
PreviewThe Shire Theme
StartThe Ring Theme
StartThe Fellowship Theme
StartThe Rohan Theme
StartThe Gondor Theme
StartThe Rescue Theme
StartDwarf/Misty Mountains Theme
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