december 3: who composed me?

December 3, 2015 @ 4:04 pm | Filed under:

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I’ve written before about how useful my kids and I have found Memrise for foreign language study and certain kinds of rote memorization. We’ve tackled the American Presidents and the Monarchs of England this way, and I dip into various German vocab lists every six months or so to keep my intermediate-ish skills from backsliding.

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Today we were exploring new courses and happened upon this gem: “Who Composed Me?” You listen to audio samples of particular musical works and match them to their composers. We’re having a lot of fun with it so far. This mini-course lends itself well to group study. We already know several of the pieces by heart, having enjoyed them in our own composer study times in years past. I like to pick one composer a month to encounter Charlotte Mason-fashion, listening to one key work per week, more or less. It’ll be fun to draw from the pool in the Memrise course for future selections.


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