Identifying Symmetry in Music: Comparing a Contemporary Piece to Mozart’s Symphony No. 40

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In the video: Mozart and Symmetry, Leonard Bernstein discusses the importance of symmetry as related to the main theme in Mozart’s Symphony No. 40. How within an eight measure phrase, we find 2 measures symmetrical with the next 2 measures that become symmetrical with the following 4 measures and so on.
Assignment:
Watch the Bernstein video found in module 9.
Find a contemporary piece that offers a symmetrical 8 measure device similar to Mozart’s theme in Symphony No. 40.
Analyze the contemporary 8 measure melody. Discuss in detail how measures 3 4 are symmetrical to measures 1 2 (I would suggest finding a youtube video that shows the music notation to help you).
Compare the contemporary 8 measure theme to Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 Theme.

Music Question

30 resources needed for Annotated Bibliography: 150-300 words for each, summary the sources, and describe how you will use them specifically (notate the particular part in the resource that you are going to use)
Topic: compare two French composers: Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, through their style, composition technique (such as usage of scales), personality, characters of the piece, performance technique.
I will be focused on the following pieces: Debussy: “REFLETS DANS L’EAU” (REFLECTION IN THE WATER), La Mer
Ravel: Sonatina, Ondine

Theory Day 1

Please read the instructions carefully! For the excerpts that say that they contain tonicization, you may leave those blank or give them a shot. You won’t be penalized for incorrectly analyzing tonicized chords.
Here is a playlist that contains all the excerpts on the assignment: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/67Gz0G81OCGlHyWJ3UqHHg

MCY121 HipPot

Album Review (10%): Researchseveral album reviews from Rolling Stone (https://www.rollingstone.co m/music/music-album-reviews), Pitchfork, or well-renownedjournalistic publication of choice and, using those reviews asarchetypes, write a 400-600 word review of an album of your choice. See Blackboard for instructions. lf you choose to quote anything, you must provide your source in aworks cited page or it is plagiarism

This 3-5 minute speech should inform the class about a person/place/event/phenomenon or other topic of interest to the student.

This 3-5 minute speech should inform the class about a person/place/event/phenomenon or other topic of interest to the student. This speech will help you learn how to organize and present information in a logically cohesive and coherent format. A thorough outline is required. A minimum of 2 outside sources are required.

include your bibliography

View the required concert and write a review of 1250-1500 words, as described in the assignment instructions. LINK TO Essay

View the required concert and write a review of 1250-1500 words, as described in the assignment instructions.

LINK TO VIEW FACEBOOK VIDEO OF RECORDED MUSIC SHOW: https://fb.watch/ghC2Ko0HMR/

attached are instructions as well as a snippet of image to show which video to watch. (1hour video)

NO SPELLING OR GRAMMAR ERRORS ALLOWED

RESEARCH PAPER MUS 116 1 The invention of motion picture cameras and the establishment of film production companies began

RESEARCH PAPER
MUS 116
1
The invention of motion picture cameras and the establishment of film production companies
began in the 1890’s. As the medium progressed from silent films to talkies, music always played
an integral part throughout its development. An original music score written by a skilled composer
enhances the film and is an essential aspect of the movie going experience.
Assignment
Students are required to write a paper discussing a Film Score (not songs) from a movie of your
choice.
For example, if you watched the movie “Star Wars”, you would talk about the film score that John
Williams composed. The film score is the background music that serves the film and helps the
visual tell the story.
Or if you choose the movie “Titanic”, you would discuss James Horner’s film score, not the big hit
song “My Heart Will Go On” that Celine Dion sang.
Just remember that I don’t want you to talk about any songs that might be used in the movie. For
this reason, musicals should be avoided since they are primarily song based.
There are many films to review besides the obvious ones, so be sure to check out the link at the
bottom of the assignment prompt for ideas.
This assignment is worth 5 points.
Discuss the following in your paper:
• Concise plot synopsis of the film (No more than three sentences)
• Brief background of the composer
• How the score supports the movie
• Instrumentation/Orchestration
• Describe the score using appropriate musical terminology. As you listen to the music think
about musical terms such as tempo, dynamics, phrasing, texture, melody, harmony,
rhythm and emotion
Remember, when writing your paper, the movie plot and the composer’s background should be
brief. Focus on how the film score serves the film and helps the visual tell the story.
RESEARCH PAPER
MUS 116
2
General Guidelines:
• Name your file using this format: Last Name_First Name_RP_MUS 116
• Minimum 2-pages typed, 12-point font, double-spaced, 1-inch margins
• Include your name, the instructor’s name, the course number and the due date
• Write in your own words, check your grammar and spelling and do not plagiarize
• A bibliography is optional; use footnotes when appropriate
All Research Papers should be turned in as PDF. I’ll also accept Microsoft Word format (.doc or
.docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf).
Honesty is the foundation of good academic work. Follow this advice:
• Do not submit papers that have been done for a previous class
• Never submit papers which have been prepared or “co-authored” by others
• Don’t copy ideas, data or exact wording without citing your source
Submission Instructions:
1. Click on the Submit Assignment button and a new file upload box will open
2. Click the Choose File button
3. When the file window appears, locate and attach your file from your saved location
4. Click the Submit Assignment button to successfully attach your document
5. View the confirmation of your assignment submission

Construct an argument for your stand on the issues involved in Bridgeport and VMG Salsoul. 250-300 words This specific

Construct an argument for your stand on the issues involved in Bridgeport and VMG Salsoul.

250-300 words

This specific assignment requires your opinion based exclusively on the materials provided in this lesson.

Do not consult any outside source to complete this assignment. Act as a juror and base your opinions only on the materials
presented in Lesson 3.

Do not use or quote from the two Wikipedia posts in Lesson 3 or the material referenced in those specific Wikipedia posts.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridgeport_Music,_Inc._v._Dimension_Films

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VMG_Salsoul_v_Ciccone

Music 3 : Money in My Pocket and Ghetto Riddims

Summary:
This video contains two final two programs from a six-part series: Money In My Pocket and Ghetto Riddims. Experience the prince of reggae, Dennis Brown, and learn about the connections between Jamaican politics, commerce, and music. Clips include Edward Seaga and Michael Manley united on stage by Bob Marley at the famous reconciliation concert during the bitter and violent 1981 election campaign. This video also features radio music such as Sonia Edwards and Robert Wilson; street music by Charlie Ace’s Swing-a-Ling music van; and studio time with Sheila Hylton and Dennis Brown. The next segment showcases street-corner talent, exploring the Jamaican poor and the huge contribution of the ghetto to Jamaican musical culture. Witness Charlie Ace bringing music to the people, and Jack Ruby’s street-corner audition sessions, attracting formidable original lyrics and compositions from unknown artists. Highlights include The Skatalites, The Mighty Diamonds, and Micky Simpson.

As a starting point for our look at the power of music within society, take notes on the main points presented in the film.

Write a 750-1,000 word article about the music of Jamaica during this time period, and its affect upon society. To make your article engaging, please include visuals, or even links to songs!
https://youtu.be/7XDrny4b4R4

In a short essay (~500-700 words), describe the SOUND of at least three, and no more than five, different

In a short essay (~500-700 words), describe the SOUND of at least three, and no more than five, different recordings. Listen critically, with musicians’ ears! What sort of emotions or images (if any) does the song bring up for you? Be as specific as you can in your desсrіptions. Think of yourself as a painter – use colorful language and images to carry across the flavor of the interpretations.

Songs: Ain’t Misbehavin by Fat Waller in 1992, Ruth Etting Ain’t Misbehavin, and Louis Armstrong′s: Ain’t Misbehavin

Feel free to list some general information about the song… but don’t make this the major thrust of your paper. (e.g. What is the title of your song? The composer? If there are lyrics, who was the lyricist? When was the song composed? And for what context? What versions have you located of the song? When were these recorded, and in what context?) NOTE: I’m actually not terribly interested in all this “biography”-type stuff, but it’s good to know and to get out of the way so you can then discuss what’s actually interesting to me: your relationship to the song and how you describe the sound of what you hear.

What comparisons/contrasts can you make about the different interpretations? Which do enjoy the most, and why? In giving this assignment, my hope is that you discover some of the flexibility of these well-crafted, older songs.

Also, consider what the experience of spending time with an unfamiliar song, or most likely, an unfamiliar period of music, has meant to you. You have free reign to write creatively, to tell stories, to include ideas about popular music we’ve discussed in class, or to explore whatever direction your mind takes you in related to our semester so far!

Three bits of advice about what not to do:

1) Don′t waste time speculating about the inner emotional life of the songwriter or the performer, in a way that isn′t connected to a discussion of musical details. Remember that songwriters are doing a job, which is to conjure emotion – they′re not necessarily experiencing that emotion themselves. Your focus should always be on creating a picture of the sound of the song to someone who isn′t listening to the track.

2) Try to stay away from hackneyed images, such as: ″I could picture this being played in a smoky jazz club or Italian restaurant, with people snapping their fingers and bobbing their heads.″ Images like this do not create a sufficient picture of the music – dig deeper! Also, clichés deaden our ability to think imaginatively by putting things into our own words. Related, don′t make the mistake of assuming that the relatively limited ways this music might function today (as in, ″I could picture this being played at a classy Italian restaurant″) is the only value it has ever held.

3) Don′t reference our class, ″Professor McCool,″ or the parameters of this assignment. Try to make your writing stand up outside of the context of this prompt, so that someone might be reading, say, The New Yorker, and come across your essay as a legitimate thinkpiece, rather than something which reads like a rote response to an college writing prompt.

Please remember my golden rule of expository writing: It’s almost impossible to write well about a topic that isn’t interesting to you. I’m completely uninterested in “Wikipedia regurgitations,” as, I assume, are you. Instead, write about what moves you, and invest something! Find an interesting, attention-grabbing title for your work, and remember, you have 1.5 seconds to grab your reader’s attention at the very beginning of your paper. (This is your “lede″ – we can talk more about this in this week′s live session – but basically, it′s what hooks your reader in and makes them want to keep reading. Think about what makes you keep reading when you first open a news story or article. Please note: dry facts almost never work as a strong lede (e.g., [So and so] was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1921: BORRRRINGGG. Storytelling usually does–show some personality!)

“Names of Songs” should go in quotes, and Album Titles (or Film Titles) go in italics. Please double-space. And obviously, don’t forget to proofread for spelling and grammar.

grading rubric

1. STYLE
• Does the author impart an elegance of phrasing and word choice?
• Attention to details? A sense of variety?
• Creative and colorful desсrіptive details? (use of metaphor, imagery, humor)
• Does the prose have a sense of flow, and feel well edited? (Look out for repetitions and seek variety!)

2. CONTENT
• Does the author present an argument that seems clear, coherent, and developed?
• Does the analysis go somewhere?
• Does the author seem to have discovered anything in the process of writing the paper?
• Are ″facts″ (biographical or historical details) deployed not as an end (as in an encyclopedia entry), but a beginning?
• Are facts contextualized within a larger framework of speculation and original thought?
• Does the author employ an authoritative tone?

3. STRUCTURE
• Is the piece well organized?
• Does the author use paragraphs to lend direction and focus?

4. INVESTITURE/STAKES
• Does the piece sound like it came from a human who has a stake in the game, and something to say?
• Did the author choose to write about a topic that meant something to them?
• Is the author revealing anything about themselves?
• Do I get a sense that the author grappled with any of the key issues?

5. GRAMMAR
• Has the paper been adequately proofread?
• Are any instances of clunky grammar or passive voice expunged from the writing?
Songs: Ain’t Misbehavin by Fat Waller in 1992, Ruth Etting Ain’t Misbehavin, and Louis Armstrong′s: Ain’t Misbehavin

Feel free to list some general information about the song… but don’t make this the major thrust of your paper. (e.g. What is the title of your song? The composer? If there are lyrics, who was the lyricist? When was the song composed? And for what context? What versions have you located of the song? When were these recorded, and in what context?) NOTE: I’m actually not terribly interested in all this “biography”-type stuff, but it’s good to know and to get out of the way so you can then discuss what’s actually interesting to me: your relationship to the song and how you describe the sound of what you hear.

What comparisons/contrasts can you make about the different interpretations? Which do enjoy the most, and why? In giving this assignment, my hope is that you discover some of the flexibility of these well-crafted, older songs.

Also, consider what the experience of spending time with an unfamiliar song, or most likely, an unfamiliar period of music, has meant to you. You have free reign to write creatively, to tell stories, to include ideas about popular music we’ve discussed in class, or to explore whatever direction your mind takes you in related to our semester so far!

Three bits of advice about what not to do:

1) Don′t waste time speculating about the inner emotional life of the songwriter or the performer, in a way that isn′t connected to a discussion of musical details. Remember that songwriters are doing a job, which is to conjure emotion – they′re not necessarily experiencing that emotion themselves. Your focus should always be on creating a picture of the sound of the song to someone who isn′t listening to the track.

2) Try to stay away from hackneyed images, such as: ″I could picture this being played in a smoky jazz club or Italian restaurant, with people snapping their fingers and bobbing their heads.″ Images like this do not create a sufficient picture of the music – dig deeper! Also, clichés deaden our ability to think imaginatively by putting things into our own words. Related, don′t make the mistake of assuming that the relatively limited ways this music might function today (as in, ″I could picture this being played at a classy Italian restaurant″) is the only value it has ever held.

3) Don′t reference our class, ″Professor McCool,″ or the parameters of this assignment. Try to make your writing stand up outside of the context of this prompt, so that someone might be reading, say, The New Yorker, and come across your essay as a legitimate thinkpiece, rather than something which reads like a rote response to an college writing prompt.

Please remember my golden rule of expository writing: It’s almost impossible to write well about a topic that isn’t interesting to you. I’m completely uninterested in “Wikipedia regurgitations,” as, I assume, are you. Instead, write about what moves you, and invest something! Find an interesting, attention-grabbing title for your work, and remember, you have 1.5 seconds to grab your reader’s attention at the very beginning of your paper. (This is your “lede″ – we can talk more about this in this week′s live session – but basically, it′s what hooks your reader in and makes them want to keep reading. Think about what makes you keep reading when you first open a news story or article. Please note: dry facts almost never work as a strong lede (e.g., [So and so] was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1921: BORRRRINGGG. Storytelling usually does–show some personality!)

“Names of Songs” should go in quotes, and Album Titles (or Film Titles) go in italics. Please double-space. And obviously, don’t forget to proofread for spelling and grammar.

grading rubric

1. STYLE
• Does the author impart an elegance of phrasing and word choice?
• Attention to details? A sense of variety?
• Creative and colorful desсrіptive details? (use of metaphor, imagery, humor)
• Does the prose have a sense of flow, and feel well edited? (Look out for repetitions and seek variety!)

2. CONTENT
• Does the author present an argument that seems clear, coherent, and developed?
• Does the analysis go somewhere?
• Does the author seem to have discovered anything in the process of writing the paper?
• Are ″facts″ (biographical or historical details) deployed not as an end (as in an encyclopedia entry), but a beginning?
• Are facts contextualized within a larger framework of speculation and original thought?
• Does the author employ an authoritative tone?

3. STRUCTURE
• Is the piece well organized?
• Does the author use paragraphs to lend direction and focus?

4. INVESTITURE/STAKES
• Does the piece sound like it came from a human who has a stake in the game, and something to say?
• Did the author choose to write about a topic that meant something to them?
• Is the author revealing anything about themselves?
• Do I get a sense that the author grappled with any of the key issues?

5. GRAMMAR
• Has the paper been adequately proofread?
• Are any instances of clunky grammar or passive voice expunged from the writing?

Writing Assignment Essay

Written Assignment #2
Phil Spector was an important producer who created an original sound and recording style. Your task is to first, list and describe some of the techniques that Spector developed, and how they affected the sound of his recordings. Then, from the list below choose two songs produced by Phil Spector, and describe how they reflect his stylistic traits.
The Crystals, “Then He Kissed Me”
The Righteous Brothers, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'”
The Ronettes, “Baby I Love You”
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Part One (300 words) Bernart de Ventadorn, Troubadour song, “Can vei la” additional performance (Emmanuel Bouquey) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkp2GHBRUiQ Medieval dance

Part One (300 words)
Bernart de Ventadorn, Troubadour song, “Can vei la”
additional performance (Emmanuel Bouquey)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkp2GHBRUiQ

Medieval dance – Estampie (Arany Zoltan) –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdSJYgjMIfQ

Setting and Context
Today’s romantic love tradition stems from the great art and courtly love, or chivalry, culture created in the south of France by troubadours that arose around the time of first Crusades, from the 1100s into almost 1300s.

Watch this documentary to learn about Troubadours, their time, their role and music
Trail of the Troubadours – complete (28:37) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J23ZYkIhVJw
Additional resource:
Chapter 1, Episode 5 – The Troubadours

Writer’s choice Essay

LABEL AND WRITE EACH QUESTION AND PLACE YOUR DETAILED REPLY BELOW IT at least 100 word response for each prompt. Each prompt reply should be in response to all the clips presented here and please make sure that all of your comments are in your own thoughts and words. You only have to do one set of questions below for all three prompts (which are YouTube videos attached in Files) but do all three questions.

A. HOW DOES THEATRE ENGAGE ITS AUDIENCE DIFFERENTLY THAN TELEVISION OR FILM?

B. ARE THE DEMOGRAPHICS FOR THEATRE THE SAME OR DIFFERENT THAT TELEVISION OR FILM?

C. HOW DOES TECHNOLOGY INFLUENCE HOW THEATRE IS PRESENTED FOR ALL AUDIENCES

For this assignment you will be writing a paper describing the sounds you hear. You should pick a safe

For this assignment you will be writing a paper describing the sounds you hear. You should pick a safe place that is filled with interesting sounds. After the location is chosen, go there and sit for an extended period of time. Listen and write down all the sounds you hear. Every single one of them as they happen. Use whatever notation and format you want. This will be the sound equivalent of plein air painting or life drawing. The final product will be a paper similar to a score or some sort of scriipt for environmental sounds. We will share our experiences in critique.

Reading:

Ways of Hearing Episode 3

Interview with Pauline Oliveros

Thulani Davis on Roscoe Mitchell

Music Question

Here is a list of possible class related topics for your Final Papers. Again, bear in mind that this list is not exhaustive, and some of these topics were only touched upon in class. But still, they may be interesting for some of you. Remember that readings can be an interesting source of info and ideas. But above all, keep in mind that your personal connections are the most important thing about these papers. Here’s the list:
From Week 6
-Mexican Sones: General characteristics, geographical and cultural regions
-Son Huasteco
-Son Jarocho
From Week 7
-Huapango Arribeño
-Son de Artesa
-Son de Tarima
-Son Calentano
-Chilena
-Sones de Marimba
From Week 8
-Son de Arpa Grande
-Son Jalisciense/Traditional Mariachi
-Canción Cardenche
-Tamborazo Zacatecano
From Week 9
-Modern Mariachi: origins, transformation, mariachi as symbol of Mexican national identity, mariachi as international music
-Canción Ranchera
From Week 10
-Modern Mariachi Culture in the US
-Conjunto Tejano Music
-Música Norteña

3 Paragraphs About three Artist

In 150-200 words per artist, discuss the three choices liked below. Please write in complete sentences, use good grammar and spell-check your post before you submit it.
Make a separate paragraph for each artist.
What did you learn? What did you like? why did you choose the artists you chose?
Listen to three of the 50 Great Voices and their music clips onhttp://www.npr.org/series/122287224/50-great-voices/archive
1) Esma Redzepova: ‘Queen Of The Gypsies’
2) Asha Bhosle: The Voice Of Bollywood And More
3) Ahmad Zahir: The Voice Of The Golden Years
*After writing a paragraph for each artist please see the attached photos and make a very short response for each post ( no more than 50 words per photo) there are only two

Music Study #1 Essay

Address each of the five Bernstein videos individually. Be specific as to what Bernstein covers about folk music and how it has always influenced composers of classical music. Always include language, dialect, country, or region. Name the music that is used for demonstration. Be thorough! Video 1 through 5: Number each of your responses as Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Video 4 and Video 5. Or they will not be corrected and graded.

I have included the instructions and the videos in the attached file

MUS100 Question

Assignment 1: From the ’16th Notes’ Content page, copy my rhythmic examples 1-4 and include counting numbers as instructed in the content page. Upload the image of your handwritten page (PDF preferred). Make sure to carefully read the instructions on the content page and video before submission. Note:examples 1-3 are located on one part of the content page and example 4 is located separately further down in the 16th rest portion.
Assignment 2: noteflight.com (Links to an external site.) – in 4/4 time, compose a two measure rhythm that includes sixteenth notes, a dotted eighth note together with a sixteenth note, and at least one sixteenth rests. Other rhythms can be used as well. Screenshot and upload.

MUS 100 question

Assignment 1: From the ’16th Notes’ Content page, copy my rhythmic examples 1-4 and include counting numbers as instructed in the content page. Upload the image of your handwritten page (PDF preferred). Make sure to carefully read the instructions on the content page and video before submission. Note:examples 1-3 are located on one part of the content page and example 4 is located separately further down in the 16th rest portion.
Assignment 2: noteflight.com (Links to an external site.) – in 4/4 time, compose a two measure rhythm that includes sixteenth notes, a dotted eighth note together with a sixteenth note, and at least one sixteenth rests. Other rhythms can be used as well. Screenshot and upload.