Crescendo: A Project on Music Theory

June 7, 2021 by CM2 Student Diego M.

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Learning Targets

  • Creation of an Original Piece
  • Interpretation
  • Rhetoric
  • Visual Literacy

Driving Question: How can I learn about music theory and teach others by analyzing Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata?

Module Overview: For this project, Diego learned about music theory by researching chords, scales, and sheet music elements like clefs, staff, accidentals, and dynamic markings. Diego then analyzed and played Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata to identify the elements used in this song.

Project Reflection: “I didn’t feel this project was work. I thought it more like a hobby, just one more day doing what I like. I learned many things that I didn’t know about the theory, even though I have been playing the piano for several years now. It is the first time that I have shown many people what I can do or play, and that’s really exciting to finally share.”