Humanities

For the music paper you must create 500 to 600 words of written text. You need to select a program on Youtube to watch. As a first step read an article about the type of music or dance you have chosen to watch. So if you pick Salsa for instance search the article for information about the instruments used, the choreography presented, the types of rhythm and sounds that are presented, the kinds of lyrics that are developed. Then pick a Youtube program that presents a major artist or artists doing a performance.  Since this is part of the international education component of the course you may not use American musicians or American based compositions i.e. no Japanese rock and roll for instance. Select a style of music that originated abroad i.e. classical music and composers that worked in Europe, opera created by European artists, Latin American music such as the lambada, the macarena, the salsa, the tango and the list goes on, traditional forms of Asian music such as Japanese music or Chinese music, or forms of African tribal music. As you watch the presentation select two of the songs that are performed. Tell me who created them, what the songs symbolize, what kinds of lyrics and instruments are used, what the songs sound like i.e. rhythm, tempo , pitch etc.  Some of these types of music are closely associated with dance or ballet. So if the music includes elements of either of those, briefly describe their impact on the production.Also briefly describe your aesthetic response to each piece of music. Whatever  you watch  electronically cite the program using MLA style.

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