The following is a curated list of OER materials available in your particular subject area. The items you see here are generally well-developed, effectively structured, and are used and recommended by faculty in the SUNY system.
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Art and Music
- Art Appreciation: varied content, lots from Open University and Khan Academy. Covers Elements and Principles of Design, What is Art?, Context and Perspective, Periods in Art History, Fine Art Media and Technique, Researching and Evaluating Art Information.
- History and Appreciation of Art I: Course with many Khan Academy videos showing artwork pieces and architecture from the prehistoric era to late-medieval period. The course introduces an era, then focuses on specific pieces.
- History and Appreciation of Art II: Course with many Khan Academy videos showing artwork pieces from Proto-Renaissance to the present. The course introduces an era, then focuses on specific pieces.
- Music 101: Organized text and articles, mostly from Wikipedia. Covers the Medieval and Renaissance, Baroque, Classical Genres, Classical Forms, Classical Composers, Early Romantic Era, Romantic Opera, Late Romantic Era, 20th Century: Impressionism, Expressionism, and Twelve-Tone, 20th Century: Introduction to Primitivism, Nationalism, and Neoclassicism, 20th Century: Aleatoric, Electronic, and Minimalist Music.
- Music Appreciation: Course with content mostly from Wikipedia, organized around composers, songs, and sample videos of their music. This course is an exposition of the philosophy, principles, and materials of music from the Baroque Period to contemporary period with illustrative examples from the Baroque Period, Classical Period, Romantic Period, Contemporary Classical Music and Popular Music.
- Music Appreciation 1: Course covering melody, harmony, scales, rhythm and meter, textures and forms, tempo and dynamics, classification of human voices, musical instrument families, musical ensembles, attending concerts, and time periods of music from the middle ages through classical music.
- Music and the Child by Natalie Sarrazin
Open Music Theory by Hybrid Pedagogy Publishing. CC-BY-SA.
Music 101: Introduction to Music by Saylor. Mostly CC-BY, but varies.
The Basic Elements of Music by OpenStax. CC-BY.
Sound Reasoning by OpenStax. CC-BY.