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Art : Music

What is sampling?

Instructions:
Read “On the Process and Aesthetics of Sampling in Electronic Music Production” by Tara Rodgers as well as selections from Tricia Rose’s “Soul Sonic Forces: Technology, Orality, and Black Cultural Practice in Rap Music” and respond to the following questions.
Your answers to the following questions should total between 800-1200 words, each answer should be a paragraph long. You can number your responses to correspond with each question. You should not consult outside sources, however feel free to cite the assigned articles in your responses, but please use citations (author, page number) (e.g. Rose, 42).
You will be graded on how thoroughly and thoughtfully you answer the questions as well as spelling and grammar. **Include specific musical and technological details from pieces discussed in the articles and in class to support your answers.**
Questions:
1. What is sampling? Explain the two main types of sampling, some of the  techniques involved in sampling, as well as several of  the musical and cultural contexts in which sampling is used.
2. Discuss how sampling in hip hop reflects and also diverges from traditional African and Afro-Diasporic musical practices (e.g. repetition, quotation, oral traditions, etc.). In particular, what role does digital technology, and Black artist’s use of digital technology play in the reflections and revisions of such practices? What musical and cultural values are embodied in these newer practices?
3. According to both Rose and Rodgers, how does sampling in Hip Hop and Rap complicate Western European notions about authorship, ownership, and theft? Additionally, according to Rose, how can sampling be viewed as a form of resistance or a challenge to the record industry?
4. Based on the readings as well as your own experience, write your own “Code of Sampling Ethics.” In other words, write your own rule book for sampling that accounts for the issues of race, gender, technology, and culture Rose and Rodgers discussed. Explain your Code of Sampling Ethics based on material from these readings and lectures.

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Art : Music

Instructions: Read “On the Process and Aesthetics of Sampling in Electronic Musi

Instructions:
Read “On the Process and Aesthetics of Sampling in Electronic Music Production” by Tara Rodgers as well as selections from Tricia Rose’s “Soul Sonic Forces: Technology, Orality, and Black Cultural Practice in Rap Music” and respond to the following questions.
Your answers to the following questions should total between 800-1200 words, each answer should be a paragraph long. You can number your responses to correspond with each question. You should not consult outside sources, however feel free to cite the assigned articles in your responses, but please use citations (author, page number) (e.g. Rose, 42).
You will be graded on how thoroughly and thoughtfully you answer the questions as well as spelling and grammar. **Include specific musical and technological details from pieces discussed in the articles and in class to support your answers.**
Questions:
1. What is sampling? Explain the two main types of sampling, some of the  techniques involved in sampling, as well as several of  the musical and cultural contexts in which sampling is used.
2. Discuss how sampling in hip hop reflects and also diverges from traditional African and Afro-Diasporic musical practices (e.g. repetition, quotation, oral traditions, etc.). In particular, what role does digital technology, and Black artist’s use of digital technology play in the reflections and revisions of such practices? What musical and cultural values are embodied in these newer practices?
3. According to both Rose and Rodgers, how does sampling in Hip Hop and Rap complicate Western European notions about authorship, ownership, and theft? Additionally, according to Rose, how can sampling be viewed as a form of resistance or a challenge to the record industry?
4. Based on the readings as well as your own experience, write your own “Code of Sampling Ethics.” In other words, write your own rule book for sampling that accounts for the issues of race, gender, technology, and culture Rose and Rodgers discussed. Explain your Code of Sampling Ethics based on material from these readings and lectures.

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Art : Music

Why was the development of digital sound synthesis/synthesizers important?

Please respond to the following questions in 300–500 words total (approx. 150–200 words/question). Your response should be in complete sentences.
1. Why was the development of digital sound synthesis/synthesizers important? What were some of the defining features of digital synthesizers?
2. What made the Yamaha Dx7 so ubiquitous? What are some of your favorite songs/artists that used the Dx7? Why?

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Art : Music

Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you

The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?