Class Notes: A Journey Through Musical Emotion

Meet Clark, our guide through Musical Emotion.MPR Photo

May 07, 2014

Clark the Caterpillar is our guide through music and emotion in this Class Notes video — part of our standards-based series of fun, short movies about music education.

Watch Clark as he navigates Minneapolis to the tunes of Bernard Herrmann, Claude Debussy, Frederic Chopin and Gustav Holst, evoking joy, sadness, fear, and calm along the way. Then download the curriculum for this video via the button below to extend your learning in the classroom.

This video offers four vivid examples of classical music that will induce highly recognizable emotions in most listeners. The examples were chosen to illustrate Minnesota elementary academic standard — Describe how music communicates meaning.

We hope you enjoy the video, both in, and outside of, the classroom!