Music Cryptography: Hidden Messages in Music
In this 3 week course, students will listen to examples of composers and bands using various forms of hidden codes in their music. In the final week, learners will compose their own hidden messages in music. Can we crack your coded song?
Ms. Caitlin Brown
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Once per week
over 3 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
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Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Week One: Students will be introduced to the idea of hidden codes in music. We will learn about the most well-known codes that have been employed in music and listen to examples of music by classical composers such as Bach, Brahms, Shostakovitch, and others. This focus will be on musical "signatures" using note names. Students will learn the French and German methods of music cryptograms, which were the most common. Week Two: We will learn the basics and history of Morse Code. Also discussed...
After the second class, students will be assigned the task of creating their own musical theme or motif using their choice of the codes studied. Students can complete the project by hand, or by using any free notation websites such as Noteflight or MuseScore. Students should submit their projects within 24 hours of the final class so that I can have it ready to share with the class the next day. Regardless if students send in their project handwritten or on a notation site, I will create midi audio playbacks of their composition.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
We will watch sections of YouTube videos to follow along with the score and sound of the musical excerpts we discuss
Ms. Caitlin BrownMusic Teacher & Nature Enthusiast
28 total reviews
71 completed classes
Hi, my name is Ms. Caitlin. I have been teaching private music lessons since 2011. My primary instrument is the violin, but I also play the piano and other string instruments. I have a Master of Music with a major in violin performance from...