Category Archives: Music

Choose a song that was written and produced in the 1960s. Discuss how this song relates to a specific historical event or movement that occurred in the 1960s.

Choose a song that was written and produced in the 1960s.

Discuss how this song relates to a specific historical event or movement that occurred in the 1960s. Here are some examples of key events or movements: the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, and the rise of feminism and sexual freedom.

Research your topic and write a 500-word paper.

Explore how musicologists and their colleagues in related disciplines have responded to specific issues addressed in the area listed below

Explore how musicologists and their colleagues in related disciplines have responded to specific issues addressed in the area listed below. Within this area you should refer to

AT LEAST THREE significant articles / book chapters or other texts in your essay.

 

It is important that you evaluate the arguments posited by each author, compare them against one another, and assess critically the way in which the authors have responded to previous scholarship and, where appropriate, to one other’s approaches.

 

The most important thing is how the students synthesize the articles / book chapters in the essay and come out with their own critical thinking.

 

Gender, sexuality, feminism and raceà This is the area

Instructions:

 

Come up with your own title of the essay so….

Music Appreciation You Tube Project

Youtube Project

Youtube Project – Instrument Profile (40 points) You will present a project which will be a mini profile of an instrument of the orchestra. Let the readings from week 1 guide your process. You can find almost anything on Youtube, including sample sounds of instruments. I would like you to choose an instrument from the week 1 reading and provide a presentation of that instrument, including a Youtube link to a piece of music which represents that instrument well.  Be very careful here that you are choosing something from within the orchestral setting.  Please stay away from popular music artists for this project.  We are working with music from these early eras we are studying right now.

I personally really enjoy the cello. So, perhaps I would make a presentation….

ssay analyzing a 2017-2019 Grammy-nominated song, which displays a direct connection between popular culture and social change. Analyze various aspects of the song’s engagement with current or ongoing cultural or political trends, making clear connections to materials that we’ve covered in this class.

Subject of Final Paper: Write a 5-page essay analyzing a 2017-2019 Grammy-nominated song, which displays a direct connection between popular culture and social change. Analyze various aspects of the song’s engagement with current or ongoing cultural or political trends, making clear connections to materials that we’ve covered in this class.

In addition, you may discuss how the track and artist(s) express or inhabit their own sense of authenticity and/or artifice, particularly in how they reflect and interact with popular culture, and/or with their intended market and fan-base.

Your paper must reflect college level writing. Seek assistance at the College writing center, as your grade is dependent on good writing and clear presentation.  Papers may….