Discussion Board and Classical Music Research Paper

Discussion Board and Classical Music Research Paper


Both assignments MUST be written at a master level. Please ONLY use resources provided. Please also complete these separately in Part A and then in Part B.

Part 1: Week 7 Discussion board:

QUESTION: Select either A or B for your main response. When you respond to others, please respond to at least one student who answered a different question than you

A. Discuss some developments in science and the visual arts that paralleled the rise of the new music of the 20th Century. Describe the attitudes towards tonality
(having a strong tonal center) and the use of dissonance in 20th century music. What new rhythmic techniques were used in contrast to the classical and romantic eras?
In what ways do these musical techniques parallel artistic techniques used during the same period?

B. Select one musical work and one work of visual art (painting, sculpture, drawing, architecture, mosaic, etc.) and discuss the similarities in treatment of the
elements of music and visual arts. Focus on one musical and visual art style from the 20th century (impressionism, symbolism, expressionism, neoclassicism, serialism,
realism, nationalism, primitivism, exoticism, jazz, minimalism, aleatoric, electronic). Discuss how the work of art and the musical piece demonstrate the musical style
you have chosen. If possible, include a link to the work of art and the YouTube or audio file.


Part B:

Classical Music Research Paper

Here is the music topic chosen to address:
Music Research Paper Topic- Folk, Blue grass and Reggae music
I am looking to discuss the history, similarities and differences between Folk music and Reggae music. It seems that music may be categorized based on its originality.
Folk music refers to the type of music that originates from traditional popular culture. Most of the music is of unknown authorship and is transmitted from one
generation to another orally. Blue grass music is a form of American root music. This type of music has mixed genre in Irish, Scottish and English. Reggae is a type of
folk music that traces its origin to Jamaica. However, it is important to note that the word reggae denotes a type of music with genres such as ska and rock. I will
use the Brandman library and other online resources to describe each type of music in the past and present, including answers to many of the questions included in the
“questions to consider” portion of our assignment.


Draft 1 of Annotated Bibliography:
Part 3: Annotated Bibliography
Kamien, R. (2015). Music: An Appreciation. (Brief Edition). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Companies.
The book Music: An Appreciation by Kamien (2015) is one of the critical authoritative sources published on music. The book will particularly provide essential insights
on the past and present of the musical genres being research on namely Folk, Blue grass and Reggae music.
Lena, J. C., & Peterson, R. A. (2008). Classification as culture: Types and trajectories of music genres. American Sociological Review, 73(5), 697-718.
This is an important article on various music genres including Folk, Blue grass and Reggae music. The article comprehensively discusses the distinctions of different
genres, their history and origin.
Peterson, R. A., & Beal, B. A. (2001). Alternative country: Origins, music, world?view, fans, and taste in genre formation.
This is one of the critically important texts on musical genres particularly when it comes to information regarding the musical genres of Folk, Blue grass and Reggae
music. The authors have not only provided important insights on the origin of these musical genres but have also discussed their cultural significance and diversity of
musical tastes in different parts of the world.

Resources for assignment:

Required Text: Kamien, R. (2015). Music: An Appreciation. (Brief Edition). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Companies. Audio
Access through Connect Plus Access Card 9781259288937, MP3 Disc 9781259310379, or MP3 Download Card


Leonard Bernstein – Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune // 1989 (COMPLETE)

User: n/a – Added: 4/10/11
YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpw4-J49auQ

Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring (Le Sacre du Printemps)
Duration: (2:47)
User: medicitv – Added: 10/9/08
YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcHNK2WOjrc

Glenn Gould and Patricia Rideout: Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire
Duration: (6:07)
User: p0lyph0ny – Added: 8/2/08
YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kc238PnGa3I

Arnold Schoenberg: A Survivor from Warsaw
Duration: (8:22)
User: ascvideo – Added: 2/6/07
YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGWai0SEpUQ

Bartók : Concerto for Orchestra Second Movement
Duration: (6:54)
User: boepapa12345678 – Added: 10/23/10
YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYcJBeFERCE

Amy Beach- The Year’s at the Spring.mp4
Duration: (1:01)
User: vocaldream – Added: 3/30/12
YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHU6T_cUL2I

William Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony – III. Animato
Duration: (3:10)
User: beac82 – Added: 10/31/12
YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7ZOAVraaRU

Detroit Civic Youth Symphony perfroms Copland’s Simple Gifts from Appalchian Spring
Duration: (3:48)
User: vpbran – Added: 5/16/11
YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az667ziu538

Ginastera: Estancia- Danza final (Malambo)
Duration: (5:10)
User: imsleepyanddead – Added: 8/8/08
YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhFpd0fDmZ4

David Greilsammer – John Cage – “prepared piano”
Duration: (1:12)
User: pumikisunshine – Added: 1/7/08
YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc3-C7Lnzh0

Poeme Electronique by Edgard Varese
Duration: (1:47)
User: LYFrTgQtG8A2WHNGQSMcqg – Added: 12/7/13
YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Argzo0OsSxM

John Adams’ Short Ride in a Fast Machine recorded by MTT & the San Francisco Symphony
Duration: (4:47)
User: sfsymphony – Added: 1/31/12
YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdz5QOaqpbk

Anton Webern – Five Pieces for Orchestra
Duration: (6:01)
User: pelodelperro – Added: 9/12/11
YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91N7pfEO_jQ


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