Identities through music

Write short autobiographical essay, explore 2 of your identities through music. For each identity (race, gender, age, occupation, etc.) select one song or piece to illustrate it. For each piece, describe 3 musical characteristics to show how the piece connects to that particular identity.

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Research questions relating to the music culture

Think of at least three research questions relating to the music culture that you want to explore. Reflect on these questions. To guide your reflections on these questions, compile source information on your subject through library and Internet research, documenting three of the best library sources. After compiling your list of six sources (3 library articles/Ebooks and 3 educational websites) and reflecting on each of the three research questions, write 2-3 paragraphs in response to each question. Locate and include images, listening examples, or videos to illustrate your reflections.

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Music making

Think of open-ended questions that will encourage the musicians to share significant information about their experiences making music.

After you create the Interview Questions, write a few sentences about the preparations you have made for compiling your observations of music making as a participant or observer. Where are you in the process? Are all of your preparations in place?

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6 concert reviews

Write 6 concert reviews (around 250-300 words each) for the following concerts via YouTube?

George Benson, Hammersmith Apollo, London 18 July 2019

Pat Metheny: Side Eye live in Rome (2022)

Biréli Lagrène Trio – Live à Maisons-Laffitte Jazz Festival​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​atch?v=V-lb4V_7doM&t=122s

Joey Alexander Trio live | Jazzline | 2021

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra ft. Wynton Marsalis Diana Krall Live In New York Full Concert 2022

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“Enough” starring Jennifer Lopez

provide a critical analysis of a film that depicts IPV or child abuse. This assignment does require you to write a formal essay using the template provided below and your responses should be carefully and thoughtfully written. Remember to incorporate specific examples from the film you watched to illustrate your analysis.

The film chosen to be analyzed is the movie “Enough” starring Jennifer Lopez

Introduction and Overview
You will want to begin with an introduction that briefly introduces the topic and provides a quick overview of the selected media source.
Summary of IPV (Intimate Partner Violence) or Child Abuse in Media Source
You will then provide a brief overview of how specifically IPV or child abuse was portrayed in the media source. Include key details of the plot, especially those pertinent to your analysis.
Accuracy of Depiction (with Citations)
Based on what you have learned, what is accurate or inaccurate in the media source? How is it different from or the same as what the literature says?
Discuss the accuracy of the information presented in the article/film
Media Influence on Society and Social Work Practice
Based on how IPV/child abuse is portrayed in the film, what impact does that have on society’s perceptions?
How will the depiction of IPV/child abuse in the film inform your own social work practice?

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Renaissance sacred music

Renaissance sacred music had become somewhat common to encounter Renaissance composers incorporating secular songs/melodies into sacred music compositions. The Church had an opinion on this, but what are your thoughts? Is there always a clear distinction between sacred and secular music? What makes a piece of music one or the other? Can secular melodies or musical styles be successfully integrated into sacred music, and is it appropriate to have secular styles or melodies in sacred music (past or present)? Why or why not?

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“Musical Impressionism: The Early History of the Term”

Read the essay “Musical Impressionism: The Early History of the Term” by Ronald L. Byrnside from The Musical Quarterly, Vol. 66, No. 4 (October, 1980), pp. 522-537, published by Oxford University Press here in Module 6.4. Now that you’ve carefully examined and researched the work of music, write and submit the finished essay using at least three fully developed paragraphs and at least 500 words, in which you:

Describe Claude Debussy’s “Clair de Lune” analytically. In doing this, identify at least TWO basic elements of music described in the Module 6 required textbook pages “The Basic Elements of Music.”
Identify the “mood” of the song. What kind of “Impression” does it give you?
Explain whether “Clair de Lune” is Apollonian or Dionysian, and provide evidence supporting your argument.
Knowing that “Clair de Lune” belongs to a musical school known as Impressionism (based on your research) describe the similarities and differences between Impressionism as an artistic movement (as we learned about in Module 5) and as a movement in music. Use evidence from “Clair de Lune” and your exploration of Impressionism to support your arguments.
Conclude by commenting on whether or not you believe that Music and Visual Art should share an artistic classification such as “Impressionism.” In other words, does referring to “Clair de Lune” (the song) AND Claude Monet’s “Impression Sunrise” (the painting) both as “Impressionism” make sense? Or is this just an example of Academicians in Humanities making an unnecessary connection?
Be sure to use and cite “Musical Impressionism: The Early History of the Term” by Ronald L. Byrnside and/or another essay you have already found and read as a research source article concerning the musical school and movement known as Impressionism.
claire de lune :

Musical Impressionism pages 522-537 :

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The principles of unity and variety

The principles of unity and variety apply to music of any compositional style or historical period. Now that you are familiar with basic musical concepts, listen to this selection called “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” ( analyze what you have heard.

Your analysis should include:

the number of musical ideas you hear (one, two, or three)
timings of those musical ideas by using the YouTube timer bottom left of screen
how unity and variety are shown through the use of dynamics, timbre, and pitch
the solo and ensemble performances heard in the music
the musical style
the purpose of this music
any specific connotations

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Various fundamentals concepts of music and music notation symbols

• Identify and describe the various fundamentals concepts of music and music notation symbols by applying traditional terminology.
• Discuss and compare the various functions, uses, and contexts of music.
• Define and contrast historical eras and their musical genres.
• Evaluate music’s relationship to culture and society.

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