Directions Choose ONE topic from the list below and write a well-thought and sourced paper. Papers must be at least two full pages (typed, 12-pt font Times New Roman, double-spaced, standard (default) margins). Please choose between MLA or APA formatting (Links to an external site.). Formatting will be strictly enforced, and points will be taken… Continue reading Writer’s Choice
What is “American” music and what differentiates it from European or African music? Be sure to use scholarly sources and specific musical examples from this week’s listening to support your ideas. Canada: Cape Breton Fiddling – “E Minor Jigs” U.S.A.: Ballad-Singing – “Edward” U.S.A.: Old Regular Baptist Lined Hymn – “And Must This Body Die”… Continue reading How is American Music different from European or African music?
To what extent does this week’s music reflect pre-Columbian, European, or African musical traits? Be sure to use specific musical examples from this week’s listening and scholarly sources to support your ideas. World Music CD 3 – #4 Haiti: Vodou ritual – Excerpts from “Bosou Djo Eya” World Music CD 3 -#5 Jamaica: Reggae –… Continue reading Musical Traits
Listen to each and choose one musical selection from this list to write your listening reflection. Linked to Chapter 6 It’s All Right by Ray Charles Think by Aretha Franklin Linked to Chapter 7 A Day In the Life by The Beatles Paint it Black by The Rolling Stones Answer the following questions as a… Continue reading Week 4 Listening Reflection
For each module you will be expected to complete a short writing concerning the topics covered by the lecture and readings for that module and insert it as a text entry below. Please do not put your name in the text box with your writing. Writings are to be no less than 300 words, and… Continue reading WRITING ASSIGNMENT
the introduction of the paper, which should include the title, the musician you chose to focus on (Billie Holiday), why you chose this person, and your thesis in bold print. Billie Holiday is the artist to focus on. No outside sources. Just knowledge from what you know.
Critical Essay on a Musician or Band Instructions When learning music history and/or “appreciation,” there is an extent to which we study and absorb the critical consensus about the musicians we examine. Certain admired artists are/were great, certain other people were less great, and so on. It is important to know that this is the… Continue reading A critical essay following the guidelines below on the music of Johnny Cash and the influence he had on Rock and Roll
Read: World Music: Traditions and Transformations by Michael Bakan Chapter 3, pp. 31-40; Chapter 5, pp. 58-59. Watch: Touch The Sound. The link is under the course materials tab on Blackboard. Prompt: Based upon Bakan’s discussion of rhythm, write a 500-word essay that examines in detail two different music examples of rhythm of your choosing.… Continue reading Writer’s Choice
Write a free form summary of the chapters covered this week submitted either as a text entry or file upload. In order for this assignment to be marked complete, you must include all of the following requirements. Paragraph form with complete sentences 200 words minimum Brief summary of each chapter Include at least 2 musical… Continue reading Week 3 summary MHL153
For the assignment on composers, students will write a report with a minimum of 300 words. This report requires that the student select his or her favorite composer from the list below: Bach Brahms Corelli Haydn Mendelssohn Purcell Schubert Tchaikowsky Vivaldi Wagner When writing the report, be sure you address the following questions: Why did… Continue reading For the assignment on composers, students will write a report with a minimum of