the listening examples
Of all the listening examples (marked Listening Cues) presented in Module 1, pick just two to comment on. Listen to them again, and for each write a short paragraph of your reactions. Be sure to tell me which two examples you are discussing in your reaction paragraphs and the chapter where you found them!
2. Three or four complete sentences are enough for each example if you provide sufficient information. (That would make 6 – 8 sentences total, divided into two paragraphs.)
3. Include the name of the work you are citing, and the name of the composer and lyricist (if any), as well as the chapter or movement from which the piece comes. (For example, you might either mention a piece
Chapter 1 Student Tasks:
1 Read Chapter 1, The English-Celtic Tradition, pp. 4 – 15. As you go, pay special attention to the terms that will help you understand conventions of English-Celtic folksong and get you started in your journey through American Music History. The important terms are repeated at the end of every chapter, so there is no need to write them down, unless that helps you remember them.
▪ The chapter will likely take you no more than a half hour to read (plus time to listen to the musical examples), but if English is not your first language or if you read slowly your time may be longer. This is only to give you a general idea, so please adjust my rough estimates to your own learning style. This online course grants you considerable freedom in planning your own schedule. All you have to worry about as far as deadlines go is the day and time the module closes – after that, no work can be accepted.
Listen: As you go, listen to the 5 musical examples embedded in chapter 1, called Listening Cue 1 – 5. Remember, you just downloaded them! They are short – the longest is less than three minutes, the shortest only a minute. Your text for each Listening Cue gives basic information about the recording and things to listen for, but usually the first time through you may wish just to go for a general impression. You may recognize one or more of these. They’ll give you a better idea of early American folk music than any amount of reading could give!
Chapter 2 Student Tasks:
2 Read Chapter 2, The African American Tradition, pp. 16 – 26. As you go, pay special attention to the terms and concepts that will likely be new to you. The important new terms are repeated at the end of each chapter. It should take you less than a half hour, plus time to listen to the musical examples.
Listen: As you go, listen to the 5 musical examples embedded in chapter 2, called Listening Cue 6 – 10. Again, they are short – the longest is less than three minutes, the shortest only a minute.
Chapter 4 Student Tasks:
4 Read Chapter 4, Latino Traditions, pp. 36 – 53. As you go, pay special attention to the terms and concepts that will likely be new to you. The important new terms are repeated at the end of each chapter.
Listen: As you go, listen to the 6 musical examples embedded in chapter 4, called Listening Cue 16 – 21. Again, they are short – the longest is less than three minutes, the shortest only a minute.
American Music, a Panorama. Concise 5thEd. Lorenzo Candelaria, Coursesmart.com, 2013.