The charts include:
1) Milestones of Music History (front cover)
2) Timeline of Composers (back cover)
3) Baroque Period Detail Chart
4) Classical Period Detail Chart
5) Romantic Period Detail Chart
6) Twentieth Century Detail Chart
In addition to the charts, the student packet includes printed peel-and-stick labels for completing the charts some blank labels for any desired additions of composers or historical events and one set of 30 color-coded Composer Seals for use either in completing the period detail charts or student repertoire sheets. The seals include images of major and minor composers of standard intermediate-to-advanced keyboard repertoire (including two women, Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn). Each Composer Seal is 2 inches X 1 3/8 inches, and the seals are arranged on the sheet in alphabetical order with full name and life dates of each composer.
All Student Packet materials are sized so that they can be incorporated into an optional 8 1/2 X 11″ cover or view binder notebook. Such a notebook can also serve as an organizer/assignment book, thus passively exposing students to the Milestones of Music History chart on the front cover and the Timeline of Composers as a reference on the back cover each time they practice. The color coding differentiates these musical periods and offers a hint to the characteristics of music of that period: gold=Baroque (royalty, nobility, high church) blue=Classical (more refined & restrained) red=Romantic (passionate, emotional) green=20th Century (color of growth, a combination of earlier colors/styles) Teaching Idea: When assigning a new piece, have the student highlight the composer’s name in the music with the appropriate color for that period. The Composer Seals include the following composers: Carl Philip Emanuel Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach, Bela Bartok, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Friedrich Burgmuller, Muzio Clementi, Frederic Chopin, Claude Debussy, George Gershwin, Edvard Grieg, Cornelius Gurlitt, George Frideric Handel , Franz Joseph Haydn, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Scott Joplin, Dmitri Kabalevsky, Aram Khatchaturian, Friedrich Daniel Kuhlau, Franz Liszt, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sergei Rachmaninov, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Domenico Scarlatti, Franz Schubert, Robert & Clara Wieck Schumann, Dmitri Shostakovich, Peter Illich Tchaikovsky, Georg Philipp Telemann.