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A‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍ll students will be required to submit a review of a live jazz performance they attend. This review should be roughly two typed pages long. The following things should be included: the name of the group, the names of the individual performers (or key performers if the group is very large), the name and location of the venue, the length of the performance, titles of selections played, and the names of the composers. Write the review in such a way…

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T‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍opic; How is popular music used in violent films such as Pulp Fiction? Is the music effective or would a clas‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍sical score be more appropriate? No need for outside sources on this one. Based on writers choice of though‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍.

EN317 20th Century Literature This paper will be 1 1/2 pages in length, double-s

EN317 20th Century Literature This paper will be 1 1/2 pages in length, double-spaced and using MLA page format. Choose one of the following topics to write about: · Describe a character in The Great Gatsby and explain how he or she exemplifies the culture or attitude of the “Roaring Twenties.” Use examples from the novel and other materials to back up your assertions. Although this is a short paper, it needs to be grammatically correct with proper punctuation and…

According to Covach, “The enormous crossover appeal of Motown records and artist

According to Covach, "The enormous crossover appeal of Motown records and artists in the mid 1960's combined with Berry Gordy's desire to appeal not only to white teens but also to a predominantly white , middle class audience, has frequently prompted criticisms that Motown sold out to white America. Some writers have characterized the Southern Soul of Stax/Atlantic as being truer to black culture than the productions of Motown..." What are your thoughts on this controversy? Share with your classmates…

The author of our textbook describes the two different styles and sounds of blac

The author of our textbook describes the two different styles and sounds of black American pop - Motown and Southern Soul. He also compares artists from two of the most influential record labels for black pop during the 1960’s - Motown Records and Stax Records. For this activity, you will take a detailed look at the differences between the Motown and Southern Soul. Begin by clicking on the song title and watching the artists perform. Motown Temptations: I'm Losing You…

Prepare a 1500-word minimum review of a concert. This may be a live event or one

Prepare a 1500-word minimum review of a concert. This may be a live event or one viewed on the internet or TV. Any style of music is acceptable. Discussions may include musical genre or style, performers, instrumentation/voices, group or composer biography etc. Your description of the event may be supplemented with additional research. Once you have an event in mind, I suggest finding information on the performer(s) and the history of the genre of music. Always look for reputable sources.…

This is an Oral Presentation project, you need to write about 600 words and crea

This is an Oral Presentation project, you need to write about 600 words and create a PowerPoint for it, correctly listing and classifying your textual ideas and embedding images and audio. You don't need to think about the aesthetics of the slides. 1. Briefly describing the approximate development of electronic music and electronic instruments between 1900 and 1920, which sets the stage for the content that follows; this section should be about 150 words. 2. Introduce the development of electronic…

This assignment asks you to interpret music as a cultural expression or cultural

This assignment asks you to interpret music as a cultural expression or cultural product. Choose two musical examples from the Brazil and the Hispanic Caribbean Units (one example from each unit) to discuss. The examples can be songs, instrumental compositions, live performances, musical events/activities, or recording projects. For each musical example, write a couple well-written paragraphs with details that cover the following topics. First, describe the music using terminology from the course and your own words. Second, explain the cultural…

Our goal for this class will be to talk about jazz a bit more broadly, and touch

Our goal for this class will be to talk about jazz a bit more broadly, and touch on some of the major eras, styles, and composers /performers in the jazz tradition. We will talk about the reading, discuss your responses to the videos below, and work our way through the basic characteristics of the “jazz standard," especially in relation to the “bebop” era of jazz. As ridiculous as this first video is, it nonetheless highlights some important distinctions between the…

In this class, we’ll be talking about the “Second Viennese School,” a group of c

In this class, we'll be talking about the "Second Viennese School," a group of composers who developed "atonality"--an explicit rejection of tonality as music's central organizing principle--in Vienna in the early twentieth century. In addition to listening to works by Arnold Schoenberg and one of his top students, Anton Webern, we will discuss some key aspects of their broader art world: the attempt to establish a new culture of music performance at the "Society for Private Musical Performances," which focused…