The exploration of any of the topic possibilities below (or your own ideas) may also be pedagogically adapted, if you wish, to student/ensemble/classroom use on the level you customarily teach — or to a different level on which you aspire to teach — in any number of ways that respond to the national core arts standards and/or the ap music skills posted at the bottom of the syllabus page.

There are 4 principal stylistic traditions of Western Christian plainchant: Gregorian, Sarum, Mozarabic, and Ambrosian. This project would explore any of them in depth OR all of them in a comparative study that differentiates their musical features in the context of the locations and cultural traditions in which they arose. The exploration of any of… Continue reading The exploration of any of the topic possibilities below (or your own ideas) may also be pedagogically adapted, if you wish, to student/ensemble/classroom use on the level you customarily teach — or to a different level on which you aspire to teach — in any number of ways that respond to the national core arts standards and/or the ap music skills posted at the bottom of the syllabus page.

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Please follow the instruction, and i don’t need a citation.

Essay #1 “Soundtrack of my daily life” Purpose To interrogate the boundaries between “noise” and “music.” To bring to awareness everyday sound events. To practice describing sounds and their meaning. Tasks Carry out a bit of “local fieldwork,” and list the daily sound events you notice on the designated Bb discussion forum. In the essay,… Continue reading Please follow the instruction, and i don’t need a citation.

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After all, a song—like an essay, a video, a speech, or anything else that relies on verbal or nonverbal communication—is a rhetorical situation.

For this assignment, you will compose a miniature playlist of 3-5 songs that serves to in some way tell the story of your life. A personal narrative asks you to reflect on your experiences using the kind of critical rhetorical distance we’ve encountered in some of our course readings. But how else might writing about… Continue reading After all, a song—like an essay, a video, a speech, or anything else that relies on verbal or nonverbal communication—is a rhetorical situation.

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Your papers should be double spaced, 12-point font, with 1-inch margins.

In 1 page, please respond to the assigned listening (Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto in A Minor, Op.3 No. 6). In your response, please discuss your general analysis of the work. How is this piece constructed? What are the structural elements of its form? Please touch of elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and tone color, but pay… Continue reading Your papers should be double spaced, 12-point font, with 1-inch margins.

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Include in your analysis the following: how people lived, their way of life, the jobs they held (especially in music), and the clothes they wore.

Week 2, Module 2, Unit II – The Middle Ages, pages 59-78 & The Renaissance, pages 78-89 Explore what changed—and why—from The Middle Ages to The Renaissance. Include in your analysis the following: how people lived, their way of life, the jobs they held (especially in music), and the clothes they wore. Tie all this… Continue reading Include in your analysis the following: how people lived, their way of life, the jobs they held (especially in music), and the clothes they wore.

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Pick any song of your choice.

It’s very important you break them in 5 sections and follow the example provided. Pick any song of your choice.

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Treat your writing as though your words are all i will ever learn about the music you chose.

This is a short essay project intended to help you become familiar with musical terminology/”the language of music” by putting it to use right away. It’s designed to prepare you for your tests and provide you with practice before writing your concert review report or your research paper. FORMAT: 2-3 pages, Times New Roman font,… Continue reading Treat your writing as though your words are all i will ever learn about the music you chose.

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