Music Question

Here is a list of possible class related topics for your Final Papers. Again, bear in mind that this list is not exhaustive, and some of these topics were only touched upon in class. But still, they may be interesting for some of you. Remember that readings can be an interesting source of info and ideas. But above all, keep in mind that your personal connections are the most important thing about these papers. Here’s the list:
From Week 6
-Mexican Sones: General characteristics, geographical and cultural regions
-Son Huasteco
-Son Jarocho
From Week 7
-Huapango Arribeño
-Son de Artesa
-Son de Tarima
-Son Calentano
-Chilena
-Sones de Marimba
From Week 8
-Son de Arpa Grande
-Son Jalisciense/Traditional Mariachi
-Canción Cardenche
-Tamborazo Zacatecano
From Week 9
-Modern Mariachi: origins, transformation, mariachi as symbol of Mexican national identity, mariachi as international music
-Canción Ranchera
From Week 10
-Modern Mariachi Culture in the US
-Conjunto Tejano Music
-Música Norteña

3 Paragraphs About three Artist

In 150-200 words per artist, discuss the three choices liked below. Please write in complete sentences, use good grammar and spell-check your post before you submit it.
Make a separate paragraph for each artist.
What did you learn? What did you like? why did you choose the artists you chose?
Listen to three of the 50 Great Voices and their music clips onhttp://www.npr.org/series/122287224/50-great-voices/archive
1) Esma Redzepova: ‘Queen Of The Gypsies’
2) Asha Bhosle: The Voice Of Bollywood And More
3) Ahmad Zahir: The Voice Of The Golden Years
*After writing a paragraph for each artist please see the attached photos and make a very short response for each post ( no more than 50 words per photo) there are only two

Choose two pieces from the list below: one from Section A and one from Section B. After listening to Essay

Choose two pieces from the list below: one from Section A and one from Section B. After
listening to each of the pieces, write a comparative descriiption, or “analysis”, of the two pieces.
You can listen to each piece you have chosen as many times as you want: the more you listen,
the more you will understand the selection. In addition to describing what you hear about each
selection, compare and contrast the two. For example, what musical components (ie tempo,
instrumentation, texture, etc) are similar? How are they different? Would you expect to hear
these two selections together in a performance? Lastly, provide some background information
on both the composers and the composition.
Submit your document online (word, docx, pdf formats). Additional information regarding the
assignment:
 Be sure to list the names of the two pieces in the assignment.

Here are the two pieces:
– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l45DAuXYSIs
– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G4NKzmfC-Q

Music Study #1 Essay

Address each of the five Bernstein videos individually. Be specific as to what Bernstein covers about folk music and how it has always influenced composers of classical music. Always include language, dialect, country, or region. Name the music that is used for demonstration. Be thorough! Video 1 through 5: Number each of your responses as Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Video 4 and Video 5. Or they will not be corrected and graded.

I have included the instructions and the videos in the attached file

MUS100 Question

Assignment 1: From the ’16th Notes’ Content page, copy my rhythmic examples 1-4 and include counting numbers as instructed in the content page. Upload the image of your handwritten page (PDF preferred). Make sure to carefully read the instructions on the content page and video before submission. Note:examples 1-3 are located on one part of the content page and example 4 is located separately further down in the 16th rest portion.
Assignment 2: noteflight.com (Links to an external site.) – in 4/4 time, compose a two measure rhythm that includes sixteenth notes, a dotted eighth note together with a sixteenth note, and at least one sixteenth rests. Other rhythms can be used as well. Screenshot and upload.

MUS 100 question

Assignment 1: From the ’16th Notes’ Content page, copy my rhythmic examples 1-4 and include counting numbers as instructed in the content page. Upload the image of your handwritten page (PDF preferred). Make sure to carefully read the instructions on the content page and video before submission. Note:examples 1-3 are located on one part of the content page and example 4 is located separately further down in the 16th rest portion.
Assignment 2: noteflight.com (Links to an external site.) – in 4/4 time, compose a two measure rhythm that includes sixteenth notes, a dotted eighth note together with a sixteenth note, and at least one sixteenth rests. Other rhythms can be used as well. Screenshot and upload.

Music 21: Concert Report Format and Guidelines Attend a virtual classical music performance and write a typed report. Make

Music 21: Concert Report Format and Guidelines

Attend a virtual classical music performance and write a typed report. Make sure to review all instructions prior to watching a performance.

Concert guidelines:
1. The level of the performance must be college-age performers or professionals – no middle/high school performances.
2. The performance must be of western art music, similar to the genres discussed in the text – orchestra, chamber music, solo instrumental performances, opera, choir, ballet, musicals, etc. If you are unsure about a concert qualifying as “western art” music, consult with me before attending.
3. You must attend the entire performance and name all the pieces in the concert.

Report format:
1. 2-3 pages, typed, double-spaced on 8.5 x 11 paper with one-inch margins.
2. Attach the concert program and ticket if applicable to your report – obviously, you cannot do this during COVID 19, but you will need to name the pieces or look up information about the pieces performed.
3. Do NOT copy program notes. You may use outside references with proper citation. MLA or APA is fine. Check PCC Library’s website for help: pasadena.edu/library/citing.cfm
4. Reports are due on the dates listed in Canvas. You will submit your report through Turnitin in the assignment in Canvas.
Content of the Report:
1. Performance setting: Give the date, place, and name(s) of groups performing. Briefly describe the performance setting – for example, you might include your observations on the ambiance of the performance space, performers’ dress, audience’s dress, etc. and how it affected your concert going experience.
2. Type(s) of music: Which types/genres of music were performed (symphony, opera, concerto, etc. Which historical periods of music were represented on the program? What instruments or voices were needed to perform the works? Were concert programs with notes provided? Did you read or research the works before or after the performance? If so, in which source(s)?
3. Choose two movements or short pieces from the program and contrast and compare these works with references to the specific musical elements we have discussed in class and that can be found in the text. Your essay may include, but is not limited to a discussion about the melody, dynamics, rhythm, harmony, texture, timbre, form, and word-music relationships (if applicable). Use your ears and listen for the basic elements discussed in class and the text and apply them to the pieces of your concert. Try to highlight what really “stuck out” to you about the music.
4. Evaluate your concert going experience. What did you enjoy about the music? What would have improved your experience? How did the performance fit your expectations? Were there any aspects of the performance that were unfamiliar or surprising to you? If so, what?

Grading Criteria
1. Proper use of terminology, quality of answers to the guidelines above.
2. Individuality of thought, personal observations and insights
3. Spelling, grammar, proper formatting and citations and general coherence

Concert Opportunities: FOR ONLINE CLASSES, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO ATTEND A LIVE CONCERT. PLEASE USE THE LIST OF APPROVED CONCERTS THAT I HAVE PROVIDED FOR YOU IN THE CONCERT REPORT MODULE.
The greater Los Angeles area offers a plethora of concert opportunities, many of which are free or offer discounted student rush opportunities. Here are a few ideas to get started and I will try to announce concerts in class as they occur. Many concerts are listed in the Pasadena Star News and the LA Times. There are also online resources for finding local concerts. Chamber Music Newsletter sundayslive.org/newsletter.cfm and Performing Arts Live Calendar at performingartslive.com. Also each of the venues listed below should have a calendar of events listed on their websites.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Los Angeles Opera (Music Center)
Gloria Kaufman Dance at the Music Center
Pasadena Symphony Orchestra
Pacific Symphony
Long Beach Symphony
Santa Barbara Symphony
PCC Campus performances
Colburn and USC Thornton Concerts
LACMA Sundays Live
Lake Avenue Church Thursdays at Noon
Southwest Chamber Music
Jacaranda Chamber Music
Muse/ique
Pasadena Presbyterian Church (Wednesdays at Noon)
Brand Library Music Series in Glendale

Helpful Hints: EVERYONE USE THESE HELPFUL HINTS

1. Take a pad of paper and jot down a few notes in between pieces to help jog your memory when you write your paper later. However, do not write during the performance. It will distract others and even possibly the performers!
2. Plan ahead! Keep an eye out for an event that really interests you. Writing about something you find interesting will be much easier.
3. Be open to try something new, but also consider researching the program to make sure it is something you won’t actively dislike. Find other performances of the program online or at the library (Youtube, Spotify) so you know what you will be seeing and hearing ahead of time.

Concert Etiquette:
1. If you must leave for an emergency or have arrived late, enter only when an usher indicates it is OK to do so. If there are no ushers, only enter during applause in between selections.
2. Don’t talk during a performance.
3. Cell phones and other noise making devices must be off!
4. Never text or call someone during a concert. Never video or take pictures at the concert as you may be asked to leave. Never use a device that makes noise or has a flash.
5. No food or drink should ever be brought in to a concert. The one exception is if you have a cough. Have cough drops unwrapped and ready to silently stem your coughing.
6. Some classical pieces of music are broken down into parts called “movements”. In between these movements the music will stop for a few seconds. Usually the audience does not applaud until the conductor or performers have dropped their hands and have turned around or risen to acknowledge the audience.

Your Final Project will consist of a 7-10 slide multimedia presentation, with written comments that support your presentation. This

Your Final Project will consist of a 7-10 slide multimedia presentation, with written comments that support your presentation. This project will fulfill the following learning objectives for the course:

Recognize various elements, styles, composers, and major historical periods of music.
Identify and discuss genres and uses of music.
Demonstrate knowledge of the historical and cultural context of musical styles and periods.
Analyze and make critical judgments of music listening experiences utilizing appropriate terms and concepts.
Tasks:

Choose a new specific topic or a musical piece from the class. You might also choose to use one of your unit writing assignments and turn it into a power point presentation. If you choose your own topic, make sure the topic is worthy for this type of college project. The project must be presented academically–not just a selection of a contemporary pop artist or song with materials from the “Fan Website” or album cover. If you have questions about your topic being worthy, contact your instructor for topic approval.
Your slides should incorporate four active audio and video links for listening and viewing related information. Your 7-10 slides might look like the following:
The name of your presentation, your name, and date.
A summary of the piece’s composers/performers/producers.
A summary of its historical and musical context (what was happening in the world and in music around the time of its composition/production).
A summary of its most important performing forces and musical characteristics.
A listening guide of the composition.
A conclusions slide.
Your Works Cited slide in MLA format. Check the MLA references in your How to Succeed in this Course module for guidance on formatting.
You must submit the power point presentation as a PDF attachment. You may use PowerPoint, Google Slides or any other free presentation software that will allow you to save the presentation as a PDF.
Criteria on which you will be graded:

25% Historical

After listening to Moldau by Bedřich Smetana, explain why you chose that selection. The short essay should be a

After listening to Moldau by Bedřich Smetana, explain why you chose that selection. The short essay should be a minimum of 400 words in length. Then, please, utilize the knowledge obtained from the Listening assignment to discuss Melody, harmony, texture, style, any information regarding the composer, and his/her background based on the required research.

Discussion #4 Essay

Discuss the background and musical organization of the swing band. What sets this music apart from the jazz that came before and after? What is the standard instrumentation? What are some distinctive characteristics that make this swing and not another jazz style? Make sure to cover the historical details. Reference at least two musical selections from the required listening to make your points.