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Analyze the social, political, and cultural influences on Western and non-Western music.

Goal: The goal of this assignment is to compare a performance of Classical music to pop/rock music using musical terminology to express your ideas.
Course Objectives:
CO-1: Identify Western music by style and era.
CO-2: Apply musical terminology, concepts and critical listening skills to a given major composer and style of music.
CO-3: Analyze the social, political, and cultural influences on Western and non-Western music.
Descriiption:
Choose an excerpt from two concerts, one of a pop or rock concert of your choice and one of a performance of music from the Classical Era (1750-1800 AD) chosen from the list below. Watch approximately 10 minutes of each concert. (Please note: The Rock or pop concert you choose should be one you watch while this section of the course is in session, rather than a performance you watched or attended prior to the class.)
After viewing the concert excerpts, construct a comparison of these two concerts and address the following:
1. Explain why you did or did not enjoy the concerts.
2. Evaluate similarities and differences between music in the Classical era and rock/pop music. Be sure to reference specific musical attributes of the concerts, and use musical terminology and information from the course materials to express your ideas.
3. Discuss the types of people who attended concerts in the Classical era and those who attend rock or pop concerts today, and why people attended concerts in the Classical era versus today. (Be certain to use specific information from scholarly sources to support your points about concerts during the Classical era.)
4. Analyze how new technologies, such as digital media and the internet, change the ways music is experienced.
Classical Concert List
“Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Symphony No. 25 in G minor” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major” by Franz Josef Haydn
“Symphony No. 104 in D major,” Franz Josef Haydn
“Night Music of the Streets of Madrid” by Luigi Boccherini
“Piano Sonata, Op. 40, No. 2 in B minor” by Muzio Clementi
“Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major” by Ludwig van Beethoven
“Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major” by Ludwig van Beethoven
This paper should be 750-1000 words in length. This assignment should reflect knowledge and understanding of the course materials. Points should be supported by specific information from scholarly sources and musical terminology should be used to express ideas. This paper should be written in paragraph form using complete sentences with a clear introduction and conclusion. Be sure to reference both concerts in the introduction and conclusion.
In addition to these elements, please be sure to fulfill the Requirements for Writing Assignments (see below), including citing all sources (including the concerts) both in the body of the text and in a reference page. Please note that MLA is the standard citation style in the humanities. Here are some good sources of information for Evaluating Online Resources, Citing Sources, and Writing & Grammar Resources. The video links for the concerts should be cited in the body of the text and in your reference page.
Please consider the following:
Note that late submissions will be automatically downgraded according to the APUS late policy.
Papers must be uploaded as an attachment. Double check that your attachment is in .doc, .docx or .rtf format as explained in Requirements for Written Assignments (see above link).
DISCLAIMER: Originality of attachments will be verified by Turnitin. Both you and your instructor will receive the results.
Be sure to ask if you have any questions about this assignment by asking in the Questions thread in Discussions or via Email
NOTE: If you are serving overseas and have difficulty downloading or viewing concerts, there is an alternate assignment that you can complete. Just send an email explaining your situation and I will send you the alternate assignment.
Note Well: Papers will be automatically added to and checked against the standard Turnitin repositories. Originality reports will be returned to the faculty and student in roughly 15 minutes of the submission.
REQUIREMENTS FOR WRITING ASSIGNMENTS
MUSI200 – APUS
CONTENT
– Content applies to subject matter.
– Demonstrates knowledge and comprehension of major issues and concepts.
– Content reflects the use of analysis, synthesis, and comparison.
– Major points are stated clearly and are developed and supported by specific details, examples, research, or analysis supported by information from scholarly sources.
ORGANIZATION
– Response has an organized and logical structure with an introduction and conclusion.
– Smooth sentence and paragraph transitions.
– Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.
MECHANICS
– Response follows standard rules of grammar, usage, punctuation, and spelling.
– Any material referenced is properly cited with both in-text citations and references formatted in MLA style. Here is an excellent website for citing in MLA.
– If the formatting style of your major is APA, feel free to use that formatting style. Here is an excellent website for formatting in APA
– For papers submitted as attachments, formatting should be double-spaced with margins no more than 1 inch. Please use 10 or 12 pt. fonts.
– Papers submitted as attachments must be .doc, .docx or .rtf files. File formats can be changed by going to the “File” drop-down menu and clicking on “Save As.” Please note that papers submitted in any other format will not be accepted or graded. Papers must be submitted in the proper format to be considered on time.

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Apply musical terminology, concepts and critical listening skills to a given major composer and style of music.

Goal: The goal of this discussion is to explore the life and music of a specific composer from the 20th or 21st century.
Course Objective(s):
CO-1: Identify Western music by style and era.
CO-2: Apply musical terminology, concepts and critical listening skills to a given major composer and style of music.
CO-3: Analyze the social, political, and cultural influences on Western and non-Western music.

W6 Forum Requirements:
Please complete both parts:
1. Many composers kept diaries during their lives. Choose a composer from the twentieth (or twenty-first) century and an important event from that composer’s life. Consider how this event relates to the music the composer wrote. Write a diary entry related to that event in 1st person voice, as if the composer wrote it (Your choice should not be in the Jazz, blues, pop, rock, rap, or other popular music genres.). Provide a link to a sound file or YouTube video of the composer’s music, to help classmates become more familiar with this individual’s work. In the subject line for your post, include the composer’s name. List any websites or other sources you used to write your post at the bottom of the post.
2. What is your personal reaction/response to this composer and/or the music we have studied so far in class? How does learning about music apply to your life and/or past experiences?

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Discuss an individual who has broken rules and innovated.

Throughout history there have been artists who have broken rules and innovated. Ludwig von Beethoven was a composer who broke rules in his symphonies. His works were longer, larger, and in some cases used movements out of traditional order. This influenced many composers to make similar changes, and the symphony was never the same.
Discuss an individual who has broken rules and innovated. This can be someone from any musical style, or even from a world outside of music. Give at least one example, and how this broke rules and influenced others.

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What is the main mode of knowledge transmission in Hindustani classical music?

I,
1. What do the musicians and the narrator believe the origin(s) of
Hindustani music is (are)?
2. What is a ‘Raag’? Besides its musical definition, how do musicians
describe “Raag”? In other words, what kind of association do they
make to the Raag?
3. Can you name one of Hindustani musical “form”?
4. What is the main mode of knowledge transmission in Hindustani
classical music? Elaborate in two or three sentences.
5. According to the musicians, what is the function of Hindustani music?
II. Ocean of Melody — Part II
1. What is “Bhava” in Carnatic music?
2. What are the two core characteristics of Carnatic music according to
master violinist Lagudi Vijayalakshmi?
3. What do “Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa-Dha—Ni” refer to?
4. According to Padma Bhushan T V Gopalakrishnan, what is the role of
the mridangam player?
5. According to the musicians, what is the function of Carnatic music?
III. Discussion Questions
1. What are two differences OR two similarities between Hindustani and
Carnatic music? (you may discuss one difference and one similarity)
2. Please pick one musician / (instrumentalist or vocalist) / from those
who were interviewed and provide a brief biography of them. (Where
they are from, what master musician they are student of, what they
are known for, any interesting information about their lives, etc.). You
may need to research on them quickly.
3. Pick and share one musical performance (youtube video, album etc.)
by the musician chosen and share your first impression of it.
4. Pick and share two quotes (one from each documentary) that you
found powerful, moving or surprising.
P.S. : Please see the attachment for a deeper understanding

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Does harmony determine how one perceives the music or it is determined by other elements?

Learning Goal: I’m working on a music report and need a sample draft to help me learn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP808MiJUcMView
the video above. The video is part of the Live Aid concert played in London in 1985. Freddie Mercury was the frontman for the band Queen and they performed “We are the champions” as part of their presentation on that day. You are expected to use the knowledge gained in class by reporting your opinion about the instruments used in the clip, the singer, how much do you know about the composer(s) (Queen) and the elements of the music of this clip. Please include at least 500 words in your report and be original. This is an OPINION report, please do not include facts direct from your sources. You are required to based the report on your own personal opinion.
Please submit the report properly by clicking on the external tool button at the end of the page. Please do not submit .pdf or Apple (.pages) files.
Only use a Word document for assignments. Please do not include .pages, Powerpoint or PDF documents.
DO NOT include the questions in your reports. These questions are only to inspire your creativity.
Please DO NOT attach your submission file in the Comment box. Please submit the report properly by clicking on the external tool button at the end of the page.
My recommendation is that you approach this assignment as a personal opinion on the song, the performer, the band and the emotions that it elicits in you personally. Your grade will depend on how well you use the musical terms used during the semester in class. Writing this report in the first person will assist you in staying away from similarities with any of the websites that you may or may have not visited.
As a teacher, i am most interested to know how much did you learned during the semester. So, pour all your knowledge into the paper and stay away from quoting the opinion of others.
Below are some suggested ideas for you to use. However, please DO NOT use them as questions to be answered. These are just some suggestions for you to think of as you develop your own report.
Is the melody easy to remember?
Can you hear more than one major theme in this work? If so, could you elaborate a bit
Is the harmony consonant or dissonant?
Does harmony determine how one perceives the music or it is determined by other elements? Please elaborate
Is the rhythm an important part of this piece?
What colors (emotions) you can describe as you listen to this movement?
Is the texture (the instruments used) rich or thin at some points? Please elaborate
Can you hear an underlying story about the music?
Can you hear a basic structure in this movement?
What is your personal opinion on this musical clip?

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What colors (emotions) you can describe as you listen to this movement?

Learning Goal: I’m working on a music report and need a sample draft to help me learn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP808MiJUcMView
the video above. The video is part of the Live Aid concert played in London in 1985. Freddie Mercury was the frontman for the band Queen and they performed “We are the champions” as part of their presentation on that day. You are expected to use the knowledge gained in class by reporting your opinion about the instruments used in the clip, the singer, how much do you know about the composer(s) (Queen) and the elements of the music of this clip. Please include at least 500 words in your report and be original. This is an OPINION report, please do not include facts direct from your sources. You are required to BASE the report on your own personal opinion.
Please submit the report properly by clicking on the external tool button at the end of the page. Please do not submit .pdf or Apple (.pages) files.
Only use a Word document for assignments. Please do not include .pages, Powerpoint or PDF documents.
DO NOT include the questions in your reports. These questions are only to inspire your creativity.
Please DO NOT attach your submission file in the Comment box. Please submit the report properly by clicking on the external tool button at the end of the page.
My recommendation is that you approach this assignment as a personal opinion on the song, the performer, the band and the emotions that it elicits in you personally. Your grade will depend on how well you use the musical terms used during the semester in class. Writing this report in the first person will assist you in staying away from similarities with any of the websites that you may or may have not visited.
As a teacher, i am most interested to know how much did you learned during the semester. So, pour all your knowledge into the paper and stay away from quoting the opinion of others.
Below are some suggested ideas for you to use. However, please DO NOT use them as questions to be answered. These are just some suggestions for you to think of as you develop your own report.
Is the melody easy to remember?
Can you hear more than one major theme in this work? If so, could you elaborate a bit
Is the harmony consonant or dissonant?
Does harmony determine how one perceives the music or it is determined by other elements? Please elaborate
Is the rhythm an important part of this piece?
What colors (emotions) you can describe as you listen to this movement?
Is the texture (the instruments used) rich or thin at some points? Please elaborate
Can you hear an underlying story about the music?
Can you hear a basic structure in this movement?
What is your personal opinion on this musical clip?

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What kinds of details helped frame the authors opinion clearly while keeping the writing engaging for the reader?

Did you feel that their argument or perspective was communicated clearly?
What subtle elements/differences were illuminated between the two compositions?
Did the thesis clearly state the subjects that are to be compared/contrasted or both? how?
Did the author organize their thoughts via subjects in a linear style or by individual points in which each point is being discussed in relation to a subject. In your opinion, did their approach work?
How did the author use pointed phrases of contrast/comparison in order to signal to their readers how the two compositions are being analyzed?
Was their focus too broad or too specific? What kinds of details helped frame the authors opinion clearly while keeping the writing engaging for the reader?
Other thoughts or constructive criticism?

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Differentiate between opera, oratorio and cantata in the Baroque Period.

Differentiate between opera, oratorio and cantata in the Baroque Period. Include composers who composed in each form, discussion only has to be 250 words

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How are the orchestration and the voice different from the original piece written by Schubert?

Listen one more time the Schubert: Erlkönig (you can find it on canvas under files and Week 4 listening). Now that you know the original version check out this version by Hector Berlioz and explain in 250-300 words how the story is told differently? How are the orchestration and the voice different from the original piece written by Schubert? Which one do you prefer and why?
Schubert: Erlkönig, D. 328 (Op.1) – Orchestrated By Hector Berlioz (Links to an external site.)Schubert: Erlkönig, D. 328 (Op.1) – Orchestrated By Hector Berlioz
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Make sure the information in each of your paragraphs relates to your opening topic sentence.
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How does The Wizard of Oz use music throughout the film?

1. Outline the characteristics of a classical film score. What role did musicals play in popularizing this style of scoring?
2. How does The Wizard of Oz use music throughout the film? Why do you think it is considered the greatest musical of all time?