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Summon the Heroes!

ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center's Arts Education Netw

Summon the Heroes!
12 min2012 SEP 28
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Everyday heroes come from the real world. A hero can be an ordinary person who does something great and who is admired for brave deeds or remarkable ability. Sometimes, a nation comes together to honor its heroes. Other times, you choose a personal hero all for yourself. While you listen, think about different types of heroes including those from pop culture, history, myths, everyday experience, and your personal life. In this episode, hear how heroes are celebrated with music, whether by a triumphant march or a thoughtful theme. Discover the basic musical tools used by composers, like John Williams and his use of pitch and rhythm.