Category Archives: Music

Choose a song that was written and produced in the 1960s. Discuss how this song relates to a specific historical event or movement that occurred in the 1960s.

Choose a song that was written and produced in the 1960s.

Discuss how this song relates to a specific historical event or movement that occurred in the 1960s. Here are some examples of key events or movements: the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, and the rise of feminism and sexual freedom.

Research your topic and write a 500-word paper.

Explore how musicologists and their colleagues in related disciplines have responded to specific issues addressed in the area listed below

Explore how musicologists and their colleagues in related disciplines have responded to specific issues addressed in the area listed below. Within this area you should refer to

AT LEAST THREE significant articles / book chapters or other texts in your essay.

 

It is important that you evaluate the arguments posited by each author, compare them against one another, and assess critically the way in which the authors have responded to previous scholarship and, where appropriate, to one other’s approaches.

 

The most important thing is how the students synthesize the articles / book chapters in the essay and come out with their own critical thinking.

 

Gender, sexuality, feminism and raceà This is the area

Instructions:

 

Come up with your own title of the essay so….

Music Appreciation You Tube Project

Youtube Project

Youtube Project – Instrument Profile (40 points) You will present a project which will be a mini profile of an instrument of the orchestra. Let the readings from week 1 guide your process. You can find almost anything on Youtube, including sample sounds of instruments. I would like you to choose an instrument from the week 1 reading and provide a presentation of that instrument, including a Youtube link to a piece of music which represents that instrument well.  Be very careful here that you are choosing something from within the orchestral setting.  Please stay away from popular music artists for this project.  We are working with music from these early eras we are studying right now.

I personally really enjoy the cello. So, perhaps I would make a presentation….

ssay analyzing a 2017-2019 Grammy-nominated song, which displays a direct connection between popular culture and social change. Analyze various aspects of the song’s engagement with current or ongoing cultural or political trends, making clear connections to materials that we’ve covered in this class.

Subject of Final Paper: Write a 5-page essay analyzing a 2017-2019 Grammy-nominated song, which displays a direct connection between popular culture and social change. Analyze various aspects of the song’s engagement with current or ongoing cultural or political trends, making clear connections to materials that we’ve covered in this class.

In addition, you may discuss how the track and artist(s) express or inhabit their own sense of authenticity and/or artifice, particularly in how they reflect and interact with popular culture, and/or with their intended market and fan-base.

Your paper must reflect college level writing. Seek assistance at the College writing center, as your grade is dependent on good writing and clear presentation.  Papers may….

Describe how your genre and/or musician correspond to the SLU Core Value of Excellence

QEP Research Paper for MUS110CL –

Sample template for addressing all parts of the QEP rubric

 

Introductory information:

Using the QEP guidelines, establish why you chose the genre and composer  that you are describing, and what it represents in our culture.

 

Provide your thesis statement/ question at issue

 

Body: – the 4 components below all intertwine within the content that you provide == Make sure that you document within the paper through MLA format by citing anything that is quoted, paraphrased, or not previously known. Remember this is a research paper not opinion; so, documented research must be provided.

 

Provide background information on the genre that you chose

 

Provide biographical background information on the performer/ musician

 

Describe how the song(s)….

Creating a Piano with the Arduino

Procedure:

· Watch the video: “Exploring Arduino” Chapter 5 Demo: Pentatonic Piano (https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=28&v=c3m4jzE4mvs)

· Construct the breadboard circuit and implement the program presented in the video and Chapter 5 (pp.102-105) of your textbook to implement the Pentatonic Micro Piano.

Lab 5b:

Procedure:

Expanding on Lab 5a, design a circuit and Arduino program that accomplishes the following:

1. Implements all of the functionality of the Pentatonic Micro Piano.

2. Use an array as described in Chapter 5 (pp. 99-101) to simplify your sketch on determining the buttons pressed.

3. Add the RGB, yellow, Blue, and Green LEDS to create a separate LED or joint LEDs (RGB LED) and resistors to light for each note when the pushbutton is pressed.

4. Include a video of your circuit in operation and….

Discuss some developments in science and the visual arts that paralleled the rise of the new music of the 20th Century.

The music research paper is the primary assignment in this course.  By the end of week 4, you will submit a short paper describing your music research topic. You will also provide a brief reflection explaining why you chose that topic and how you will conduct your research.  Your instructor will need to approve your topic choice.  Each week you will work on sections of your research. The final research paper is due at the end of week 7. The text of the research paper should be approximately 1500 words, not including the title page, the discography, the interview or observation, and the APA or MLA reference page.  The schedule is as follows:

Week 4: Brief Paper Describing Topic Week 5: Annotated Bibliography (Reference List in MLA or….

The Dodd-Frank Act

8-1 Discussion: The Dodd-Frank Act   

The Volcker Rule limited banks’ abilities to own, invest, or sponsor private equity funds, proprietary trading operations, or hedge funds for their own profit, unrelated to serving their customers. The Volcker Rule came about as part of The Dodd-Frank Act that altered the Federal Reserve’s ability to extend emergency liquidity to non-depository institutions.

Evaluate policy innovations in the regulation of financial intermediaries that are aimed at decreasing systemic or systematic risk. Present your understanding of how these policy innovations could have an impact on individual firms across the economy.

Discuss whether you believe these actions are compatible or incompatible with Bagehot’s dictum as it has been interpreted by the Federal Reserve. Do you believe that these policy innovations are beneficial to firms….

A major theatre company has decided to turn a well-known movie into a musical theatre production.

Context:

As an accomplished musical composer, they have asked you to choose the movie and write a song for this new production. As a cohort, you can either write your own musical adaptation or a musical from scratch. Pick out the “musical moments” in the storyline and choose one that suites your ideas for a composition.

 

Your Task:

You are to write a song with instrumental accompaniment to fit within the context of the production (it must be relevant to the character/s and plot). It must also reflect the musical theatre style currently being studied. You may choose to write a piece for a chorus, a small ensemble, a duet or a solo vocalist.

You will need to write and set your own, appropriate lyrics. This response….