Music from the North and South

*Unit 1 DB: Music from the North and South (MUS121 Rhythm, Blues & Hip Hop)

Most of the R&B artists were from the South and doo-wop artists were from the North. What elements of each region’s culture and upbringing influenced their music?

When responding to at least two of your peers, offer an example of music from R&B and an example of music from doo-wop from this era. Does your musical example agree with what your peers have said in their initial response? How are doo-wop and R&B styles similar or different? Make sure to make formal connections to our readings and materials from this unit. When sharing your musical selections with the class, please use the mashup tool for YouTube.

How to Create a YouTube Mashup How to Create a YouTube Mashup – Alternative Formats
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*Unit 1 Discussion(ACC211 – Managerial Accounting)

Do you believe a firm must have a firm grasp of the concepts of differential cost, opportunity cost and sunk cost to be effective in making business decisions? Please be sure that your first post talks about these three different types of costs.

Consider giving examples – especially if you have examples within your own employment experience. Or – you can look for some online resources that offer you some other facets of this topic to discuss so that it isn’t just a rehash of the textbook. Don’t forget to cite any resources that you use – even the textbook!

*Unit 1 DB: Creating Value Through the Marketing Process (MKT200 Principles of Marketing)

Overview:

For this conversation, you are being asked to share your opinions as a consumer. Share your personal experiences on a recent purchase with an online seller or retail store. What factors did you consider when deciding on your purchase? Was the price the most important factor? The quality? How did the promotion influence your decision?

Simulated Business Scenario:

The marketing process is intended to create value for the consumer. For example, customer satisfaction is dependent upon the product’s perceived performance relative to a buyer’s expectations. If the product performs as or better than the customer expected, they are likely satisfied and willing to purchase the product or service again. If the product does not meet customer expectations, the customers will likely not be satisfied and may write a poor review on the company and/or the product.

Questions:

For this discussion, think of an example of a product or service offering that has either met or exceeded your expectations by creating value for you OR did not meet your expectations or create value for you. Write a review of that product/service. Give it a 1-5 star rating (1 being awful and 5 being awesome) and explain why you rated it the way you did.

Keep in mind, you are being asked to share your personal opinions and purchasing experiences!

*Unit 1.1 DB: Police Response (CRJ102 Introduction to Law Enforcement)

Discuss police response to civil disobedience, comparing how police responded in the 1960s and 1970s and how police respond today. What are the similarities and what are the differences? Give examples and support your answers and opinions

*Unit 1.2 DB: National Police Force (CRJ102 Introduction to Law Enforcement)

Law enforcement is primarily the responsibility of local governments (57.6 percent of the nation’s law enforcement employees work at the local level). Do you think we should have a national police force like other countries? Why or why not. Support your opinion.

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American sopranos

What American sopranos (two of them) broke the color barrier at the Metropolitan Opera House?
What ballerina Marie Taglioni was famous for?
With which singer is the song “Strange Fruit” most associated?
What student of Rosina Lhevinne became the winner of the 1st Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in 1958?
make evaluation of collected facts, write compact (2 paragraphs, or more) yet meaningful answer on each question

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Jazz music

As jazz music exits the 1950s and enters the second half of the 20th century–it fragments into several “schools”/styles?

It is in the decade of the 1960s that the general public loses interest in live and recorded jazz music.

Why do you think this may have happened?

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Women In Music

Art
What American sopranos (two of them) broke the color barrier at the Metropolitan Opera House?
What ballerina Marie Taglioni was famous for?
With which singer is the song “Strange Fruit” most associated?
What student of Rosina Lhevinne became the winner of the 1st Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in 1958?
make evaluation of collected facts, write compact (2 paragraphs, or more) yet meaningful answer on each question

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Women In Music

What American sopranos (two of them) broke the color barrier at the Metropolitan Opera House?
What ballerina Marie Taglioni was famous for?
With which singer is the song “Strange Fruit” most associated?
What student of Rosina Lhevinne became the winner of the 1st Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in 1958?
make evaluation of collected facts, write compact (2 paragraphs, or more) yet meaningful answer on each question

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Online musical performance

C​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​hoose an online musical performance, please choose a full length concert of at least 20mins or more. (YouTube is a good place to find these. If you need help choosing a performance, I can help.) Watch the performance attentively and write a review on your experience. If you have never written a review before, I have included a suggested outline below. This paper must be 3 pages double-spaced. Suggested Outline 1. (Upper right) Your name, date, class and instructor 2. (Centered) Title of Review (should briefly reflect your opinion of the concert) 3. Paragraph 1: WHO, WHERE, WHEN, WHAT- Who performed, what venue, date and time of the performance, what type of music was it? Also, what led you personally to this concert? Any interesting story as to how and why you got there? 4.​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​ Following paragraph(s): More detailed statements about the program, as appropriate: who led or conducted, what pieces were performed, who were the principal performers, how well did they perform? Which work did you find most enjoyable and why? Which work did you least enjoy and why? Also, how large was the crowd and its response? How good was the sound reinforcement- did it contribute to or detract from the show? 5. Concluding paragraph(s): Your overall opinion of the concert. Cite other similar concerts that you have attended for comparison if you wish. Would you go again? Do you recommend this group or performance to others? *Throughout the review try to include connections to the material, for example: melody, harmony, rhythm, word painting, and the emotional connections in music​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​.

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The demand for Guitars in the music industry.

Craft Guitars was established in 2015 to meet the demand for Guitars in the music industry. Craft Guitars was started with an investment of $200,000 from Ms. Garcia and $300,000 from private stock sale to family and senior management. Sales increased rapidly in the first six years of operations. The Company has successfully been able to maintain margins despite the rapid growth. Industry projections indicate a growing demand for the type of products the company manufactures. Craft Guitars maintains a competitive edge with prompt order fulfillment, excellent customer relationships, and custom design capabilities. The company is adequately housed in a 15,030 square-foot facility in San Bernardino and desires to meet the growing demand for its products. In the next three to five years Craft Guitars plans to increase its current sales by 15-20% by 2026”.

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Analyzing music

• Musical Summary. Summarize the tracks on the album. How does it start? With a faster song, a ballad, a blues? Using the vocabulary you learned in class, try to briefly describe each song, as far as form, instruments featured, and general mood. Does this album have an underlying concept, or is it more just a collection of songs?
• Musical Analysis. Choose one track off of the album to describe more in detail. How does the piece progress? What is the form? What is the order of solos? How would you describe each soloists playing? How composed is it, versus improvised? How would you describe the timbre, melody, rhythm, and harmony of the tune? What kind of specific moods does the song invoke, and how do those moods compare with the rest of the album?

Please use the following album

Album: Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy
Songs in the album:

  1. -St. Louis Blues
    2 -Yellow Dog Blues
    3 -Loveless Love
    4 -Aunt Hagar’s Blues
    5 -Long Gone (From the Bowlin’ Green)
    6 -The Memphis Blues (Or Mister Crump)
    7 -Beale Street Blues
    8 -Ole Miss Blues
    9 -Chantez Les Bas (Sing ‘Em Low)
    10 -Hesitating Blues
    11 – Atlanta Blues (Make Me One Pallet on Your Floor)
    12 -George Avakian’s Interview with W.C. Handy
    13 -Loveless Love
    14 -Hesitating Blues
    15 -Alligator Story

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The most important “political” musical artist/band of all time

Write a five paragraph persuasive research essay on one of the following topics, or suggest an argumentative music-related topic of your own (it must be approved beforehand). The essay must include a minimum of three secondary sources, but direct quotes cannot take up more than 15% of the essay. The essay should be between 800-1200 words in length. The essay is worth 20% of your total mark.

Who is the most important “political” musical artist/band of all time? (compare & contrast) Possible candidates include Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Jello Biafra, Bob Marley, and Bono)
Do violent lyrics in music promote violent behaviour?
Who is the most important female musical artist of all time? (compare and contrast)
Compare a poem and a song that deal with the same subject. Make an argument that one is in some way or ways superior. (https://blog.teacherspayteachers.com/15-poem-song-pairings-liven-up-poetry-unit/)
Compare the cultural impact (politics, fashion, lifestyles, attitudes, moral or mores) of two of the following: Jazz in the 1920-30s, Rock music in the 1950-60s, or Rap/Hip-hop music in the 1980-90s. Which of the two had the greater impact?
Does listening to music while studying improve student academic performance?
To what extent should Travis Scott be held responsible for the tragic events at Astroworld? Put a number (% out of 100) and then justify that number.

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The jazz-rock fusion

The jazz-rock fusion was influenced both by Rock and Roll and Jazz. Compare and contrast the music of Blood, Sweat and Tears with the music either the music of Frank Zappa or the music of Steely Dan. Discuss the importance of the use of instruments not traditionally associated with Rock and Roll to the success of this particular sound.

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