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Write and submit your own blues song lyrics that follow the standard rhyme pattern (AAB) and captures the feel of the blues.

Write and submit your own blues song lyrics that follow the standard rhyme pattern (AAB) and captures the feel of the blues. Listen to the examples from the chapter for ideas and patterns. Base your form on the standard “down home” blues style and keep it simple. Submit 5 stanzas (3 lines each for a total of 15 lines) that connect to form an overall narrative, though the connection can be loose.
Scoring will be based upon your adherence to the standard blues poetic form and stylistic appropriateness. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twelve-bar_blues for more information, especially the section entitled “Lyrical Patterns.”

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How does Haydn set up expectations?

The task is to select one of Haydn’s many symphonies and compose a historical and analytical essay that guides a first-time listener through the experience. Your first step should be to select a symphony. The best way to do this is to listen to representative samples. Try one from the 40s on for size. Many of these are quite dramatic and anticipate romanticism. Or you could select an early symphony, say, the ‘Morning’ symphony. The many nicknames that are latched like mollusks to the hull of the repertoire are often misleading and, as far as I know, none originate with the composer. They can nevertheless be an excuse for a listen. Keep in mind that many of Haydn’s finest symphonies do not have nicknames. If you want a particularly rich symphony, bursting with details to mine, check out one of the so-called ‘Paris’ symphonies. If for no other reason than because you can listen to Leonard Bernstein conduct them.
Once you have a symphony you like picked out, read through the entry on Haydn on Oxford Music Online (https://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/ Links to an external site.). You have access to this through the library, and should you need help finding it, check this out: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/music. [Starting with this encyclopedia when you have a music historical question is just good musicological safety sense.] Then you might look through the entry on the symphony. You could contextualize your piece with respect to both its composer’s development and the development of the genre. Haydn plays a big role in the latter, after all. You can also look for scholarly articles on JSTOR. There are also monographs in the library devoted to these pieces. You would do well to check this out! You will want to make it to the Haydn section of the ML410s in the stacks before you complete this paper. Just seeing the secondary literature about a figure on the shelf can help orient you to how much is out there and what kind of material it encompasses.
Your next step is to take the piece apart. After this week’s listening and lectures (and from doing a bunch of listening around to choose your symphony), you should have a good idea about what is business as usual for the genre (beginning and ending on the topic, or containing a slow movement). This allows you to tell what is particular to this symphony. You have already practiced this with Symphony 45 this week. What makes this symphony stand out? How does Haydn set up expectations? Does he include an effect?
You’ll know you’re done when you feel satisfied that the reader of your paper will be well-served by your document when they step into the concert hall.
Aim for 1500 words. But don’t overestimate the importance of a word count. Your papers will be graded on their meeting the criterion just stated.

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How does the vocalist change their delivery throughout the song

In Chapter 14, your textbook likens the early songs of troubadours and trouveres (the earliest written record of secular music!) to modern singer-songwriters. They generated a long tradition of folk, classical and popular musical traditions, which all deal with the relationship between song text (poetry) and melody.
List an example of a song performed by a contemporary popular musical artist, in one of your favorite popular genres.
How does your example relate to the formal structures discussed in Chapters 6 & 8?
How does the vocalist change their delivery throughout the song, to include musical elements such as melody, dynamics, timbre, instrumentation, etc?
How does the delivery help to effectively set the text in each stanza, and how does it impact the overall story conveyed in the song?
Please include a general overview of the structure of the song you have selected, in addition to answering the questions above.

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Analyze and compare two compositions of music from different eras using musical terminology to express ideas.

This assignment is to analyze and compare two compositions of music from different eras using musical terminology to express ideas.

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This assignment is to analyze and compare two compositions of music from differe

This assignment is to analyze and compare two compositions of music from different eras using musical terminology to express ideas.

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For the Proposal: Write a 2-3 paragraph overview of your research topic that est

For the Proposal: Write a 2-3 paragraph overview of your research topic that establishes your topic and the scope and intent of your inquiry. Try to focus on a particular question that interests you; this may form the basis of your thesis in the next stage of the project.
For the Bibliography: Create a working bibliography that adheres to the formatting standards in the syllabus and the Chicago Manual of Style.
Annotate your bibliography by writing a short (1-2 sentence) descriiption for each source. Identify the topic, author, and publication date of your source, and state why the source is useful for your research project. Your annotations should reflect your own original thought. Rewording or summarizing from another source in this context is plagiarism.
Guidelines:
Your bibliography should contain at least six high-quality sources.
Include a combination of books, journal articles, and dissertations/theses. The majority of your sources should be no more than twenty-five years old. Check with me before using any sources that are more than forty years old.
Your bibliography should include at least two relevant articles from Grove Online.
Include at least one item acquired through ILL/WorldCat.
The following items should not be used as sources:
Textbooks
Wikipedia and other unreliable or unattributed online sources
Liner notes or program notes (unless they are directly relevant to your research; for example, a paper on Leonard Bernstein’s programmatic writing.)
Class materials or discussion
Shared Research Folder
Create a shared folder on Drive, Dropbox, or a similar service. Save PDF copies and scans of your research materials in the folder. Include the link to your folder in your proposal.

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Summary: Follows these steps to write your 3-2-1 assignment: 1.

Summary:
Follows these steps to write your 3-2-1 assignment:
1. Watch one of the assigned films from the unit (Save the Last Dance or Into the Beat).
2. Read the assigned article from the unit.
3. Attend the virtual Lecture.
4. Open a new Word document on your computer (do not use Pages. It is incompatible with Turnitin)
5. In 500-750 words, double-spaced and in your words, respond to the following three prompts:
a) Identify 3 different ideas or concepts that you thought were significant from the assigned article.
b) Apply 2 different ideas or concepts from the article to the film you watched.
c) Describe 1 specific dance scene from the film that illustrates the key theme for the unit.
6. Upload your assignment to the Turnitin submission link for that unit on eClass.

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) Select a scene or music video clip where there is lots of dancing that exem

) Select a scene or music video clip where there is lots of dancing that exemplifies the theme for this unit – race. This can be from one of the films we watched or from Youtube, Vimeo or social media as long as the url is accessible to your TA. The dancing may be of any genre or style.
2) Watch the video multiple times.
3) Go to the Movement Descriiption Forum on eClass and reply to your TA’s post.
4) Copy and paste the url.
5) Introduce the scene or video: include the name of the artist(s), dancers, song title or film title. Song titles should be in quotation marks (e.g.“Time of My Life”). Film titles should be in italics (e.g. Dirty Dancing). Both songs and film titles should include the release year the first time you mention them. For example, “Time of My Life” (1987) and Dirty Dancing (1987).
6) Describe the dancing in a way that would help someone imagine it. Use the Movement Vocabulary Worksheet to help you describe the movements you see. Consider using analogies or metaphors to capture the feeling of a movement. Try doing the movements yourself and see how they feel in your body.
7) Then, in complete sentences, answer the following question:
8) Using examples, discuss what is the dance or choreography in the scene doing? Is it….
A) Amplifying, minimizing or contrasting?
B) A narrative device?
C) Interpretive?
D) All three things at the same time?
– Race
– Class
– Sexuality
– Gender
– Power
– Is it telling a story?
– What story is it telling?
– How is it telling the story?
– How does the dancing influence the arc of the story?
– What is it interpreting?
– Lyrics?
– Rhythm?
– Instrumentation?
– Emotion and mood?
– Amplifying, minimizing or contrasting and
– Telling a story and
– Interpreting

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) Select a scene or music video clip where there is lots of dancing that exem

) Select a scene or music video clip where there is lots of dancing that exemplifies the theme for this unit – race. This can be from one of the films we watched or from Youtube, Vimeo or social media as long as the url is accessible to your TA. The dancing may be of any genre or style.
2) Watch the video multiple times.
3) Go to the Movement Descriiption Forum on eClass and reply to your TA’s post.
4) Copy and paste the url.
5) Introduce the scene or video: include the name of the artist(s), dancers, song title or film title. Song titles should be in quotation marks (e.g.“Time of My Life”). Film titles should be in italics (e.g. Dirty Dancing). Both songs and film titles should include the release year the first time you mention them. For example, “Time of My Life” (1987) and Dirty Dancing (1987).
6) Describe the dancing in a way that would help someone imagine it. Use the Movement Vocabulary Worksheet to help you describe the movements you see. Consider using analogies or metaphors to capture the feeling of a movement. Try doing the movements yourself and see how they feel in your body.
7) Then, in complete sentences, answer the following question:
8) Using examples, discuss what is the dance or choreography in the scene doing? Is it….
A) Amplifying, minimizing or contrasting?
B) A narrative device?
C) Interpretive?
D) All three things at the same time?
– Race
– Class
– Sexuality
– Gender
– Power
– Is it telling a story?
– What story is it telling?
– How is it telling the story?
– How does the dancing influence the arc of the story?
– What is it interpreting?
– Lyrics?
– Rhythm?
– Instrumentation?
– Emotion and mood?
– Amplifying, minimizing or contrasting and
– Telling a story and
– Interpreting

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Examine different styles of music found around the world.

Instructions
Goal: The goal of this project is to explore the history, culture, instruments and musical elements of a specific style of non-Western music from one of the world’s local cultures.
Course Objectives:
CO-2: Apply musical terminology, concepts and critical listening skills to a given major composer and style of music.
CO-3: Analyze the social, political, and cultural influences on Western and non-Western music.
CO-4: Examine different styles of music found around the world.
Descriiption:
In this project, you will create an informative PowerPoint presentation featuring the music of a specific non-Western culture. (Note that the term “world music” in the context of this assignment refers to music that is not based in the Western tradition of music. If you are not sure if your chosen topic is a style of non-Western music, contact your instructor, who will provide guidance on your topic selection.) Something to consider when choosing your topic is to make sure it is a style of music that is still in existence and performed, so you will be able to find musical examples and address all of the required elements of the assignment.
The presentation should include the following:
1. A summary of the chosen culture including a short history.
2. A brief explanation of some beliefs and traditions of the culture.
3. Descriiption of the instruments used in that culture’s music.
4. Explanation of the key attributes of the culture’s music, including melody, harmony, timbre, texture, rhythm and form. (If the style of music you choose does not include one or more of these musical elements, then you need to explain why that musical element is not present in the music.)
5. Specific introduction to one piece of music from the culture. Include at least three examples of the music, such as through linking to YouTube performances. Be sure to include a descriiption of one of the musical examples.
Your project should include photos and video (either linked or embedded). Embedded photos and videos need to be cited.
Your choice of world music must be a style of traditional music that is non-Western or not from the Western tradition of music, therefore avoid choosing styles of music from the U.S., Canada, or Europe, including jazz, folk, or any type of pop music (including hip hop). For example, a pop or rock band from Europe or Japan would not be appropriate for this assignment. Celtic or Irish music are also not appropriate styles of music because these are European styles of music. Also, because most students are already familiar with Reggae music, do not choose Reggae for your topic.
Sources must be valid, academic sources (i.e. Please do not use non-academic websites, such as Wikipedia or About.com). Your project should not contain more than 15% direct quotes and direct quotes must be in quotation marks. Direct quotes and paraphrased material must be cited in the body of the text and in a reference section.