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8th Grade Syllabus

General Music            AH SLMS logo.JPG                      

9 Week Exploratory Class





Jo Anna Brock Sizemore

General Information


General Music is the study of music appreciation, theory, history, and performance. Subject matter will include:   playing on instruments, alone and with others, improvise melodies, compose and arrange music in a variety of ways, read and notate music, listen, analyze and describe music, evaluate music and musical performances, make connections between music, other arts and other subjects, understand music as it relates to history, and sing alone and with others, many different kinds of songs.

Expectations and Goals

All general music students will be expected to:

  • Respect each other, the teacher, the classroom, music and equipment
  • Positively participate in classroom activities
  • Be on time and prepared for class
  • Work to the best of your ability

Grading Scale





F-59% or Below

Course Materials

Required Materials

  • Folder –pockets on the sides/prongs in the center
  • Paper
  • Pencil

Optional Materials

  • Kleenex is always needed.



 8th Grade

Week One:  Fundamental Review                                                         Week Six:  Classical

Week Two:  Woodwind, Brass                                                                Week Seven:  Romantic, Impressionist

Week Three:  Percussion, Guitars and fretted instruments                    Week Eight:  Blues, Rock, Reggae, Country

Week Four:  Keyboard Family, Vocal                                                      Week Nine:  Form

Week Five:  Baroque    





Parent/Guardian communication

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child or the class, please feel free to call me during school hours at 606-862-4745 or email me at