Music Taste Analysis

Follow this link  (Links to an external site.) , to the website “Every Noise at Once.”  Take some time to explore the hundreds of genre samples (be sure to scroll down).  By clicking on the double arrow that  reveals next to each genre label you can explore that category in depth.  The sheer number of […]

Jazz Music History

Topic: The choice of a specific jazz music topic for this paper is up to you, based on the following criteria. You may choose to write about an individual musician, a band, an album, a composition, a social movement related to jazz music, a sub-genre in jazz, a specific place in time, or a process of influence […]

Sacred vs. Secular in the Renaissance

Listen to Josquin’s Ave Maria, virgo…serena and the madrigal Fair Phyllis by John Farmer, which are examples of music from the sacred and secular worlds of the Renaissance.* The listening guides are on pp. 80 and 75 in the textbook, respectively. In which piece is the melody more important, and in which is the rhythm more important? Of course both […]

What Music do you Secretly Love

So this question was inspired by the “Six Songs of Me” article. What music do you “secretly” love? By secret, I mean, what music do you love but don’t think your friends, peer group, parents, etc. would appreciate or even tolerate, thereby affecting their opinion of you (possibly). What do you love about it? What […]

Live Performance Review

Live Performance Review Essay.  600 word minimum.  Use more if that is what it takes.  The live performance review essay (2 pages in length, 12-point font, double spaced) is modeled on examples found in primary source research (i.e. New York Times Historical Newspapers online, Lexis Nexis, International Index to Music Periodicals, local newspaper articles, and similar resources). The […]

NPR Listening Test

Here is the link to the NPR listening test (copy and paste into your browser). https://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2015/06/02/411473508/how-well-can-you-hear-audio-quality Please: 1.Tell me what format you used to take the test (stereo speakers, car audio, earbuds, headphones, etc).  Please use the highest quality speakers you have available. 2. Give me a short paragraph for each song explaining your choice.  Tell me […]

Listening and Reaction Log

The 1970’s Write your own personal reaction to each of these recordings.  For these listening reaction assignments, the goal is to write what you hear and perceive; as always use only your own words.  3-5 sentences per musical selection.   For each selection: Primarily, we are trying to ascertain what is meaningful about the selections.  You may use […]

Crisis in American Orchestras

Read the New Republic article write a response to the article that addresses the following three questions 1.) what is your general response to the article in relation to at least one other assigned reading? ( The reading is “Music Changes the Way You Think” and the link will be https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/music-changes-the-way-you-think/) 2.) What is your […]

Musical Structure and Understanding

Module Overview This module provides an overview and critique of methods for analysing Western art music from 1750, and examines to what extent analysis might inform the understanding of performer and/or listener. By studying how theory-based analysis can illuminate meanings in music, we can see also how analytical tools are the output of specific social […]

Music Homework Help

Four options of online concerts have been posted below. Please choose ONE to complete the assignment.You will need to have paper and pen to take notes while watching the video. Some students find it helpful to make a chart beforehand of the musical elements and write comments in each category about each piece on the […]