In this option, students will compile a listening portfolio of 20 recordings of musical works from multiple historical periods and genres. Discuss each piece, incorporating the elements of music covered in this course like melody, harmony, rhythm, form, texture, and timbre.
Compile a listening portfolio of 20 recordings of musical works from multiple historical periods and genres. Your listening list can include some folk, world, jazz, and popular music, as long as your list represents selections fro each of the different periods studied this semester. Selections must be supplemental to required MLP listening selections. Discussion of selections with Active Listening Guides will not receive credit.
Name all composers, musical era, specific years of composition, names of forms, number of movements and relevant historical facts. Distinguish songwriters and composers from performers. Discuss each recording naming performers and recording label, using objective musical terminology learned in this course, covering elements like melody, harmony, rhythm, form, texture, and timbre. Do not use subjective criteria for this assignment.
This paper should be at least 1000 words in length not counting the works cited list. The works cited should include a variety of sources, including at least one source in print. The paper and works cited list should be in MLA format. If you need to brush up on MLA format, here is a good guide. Submissions must be word documents in the format .doc, .docx or .rtf. Any other format will receive no credit (F).
Your paper should include the following sections:
1.Introduction that prepares the reader for the information to follow.
2.Body that covers every piece in your listening portfolio. A complete paragraph about each selection is expected. Please discuss selections in chronological order.
3.Conclusion that wraps up the paper with at least one major take-away point.
4.Works Cited list that includes a variety of sources. You should cite every recording mentioned in your portfolio, as well as any supporting sources that you used in your research. YouTube, Wikipedia and Listen to This by Bonds are not allowable research