Music Term Paper
You must either attend a live concert, watch a video or television performance, listen to an entire CD or watch a musical movie. You must only use something from this quarter for this assignment (not a concert you saw in another quarter). You may choose any type of music for this paper.
Requirements for this Assignment: fill in the boxes below.
Describe the Concert Setting and media (Video, CD, DVD, Live Performance):
Date of concert, place of concert, name of group, programs provided, program notes provided, spoken remarks, include the names of all the selections:
Date of Concert: June 16, 1978Place of Concert: United StatesName of Group: Grease CastProgram provided: DVDAny Spoken …show more content…
How would you describe the style or genre of the music, e.g., rock, folk, new age, classical, jazz, etc.
Choose two works from the program and fill in data below:
Some definitions of musical terms used below in case you need some ideas.
Melody – an organized succession of tones, something you can easily sing along with.
Rhythm – pertaining to the duration of musical sounds consisting of pulses or beats, e.g., toe tapping or not. Does it sound like a waltz or march?
Harmony – simultaneous sounding tones usually chords, sometimes voices singing different notes or a solo voice with instrumental accompaniment [homophonic].
Texture - patterns of sound created by performers falling into 4 types: monophonic consisting of melody all alone; polyphonic consisting of 2 or more different melodies sounding at the same time; homophonic consisting of a melody with accompaniment; and heterophonic consisting of 2 or more voices elaborating on the same melody at the same time. Most pop music is homophonic and sometimes heterophonic [gospel music].
Tempo – the speed at which the music is performed, fast/slow/medium.
Dynamics – the loudness or softness of a musical selection.
First Work Second Work Composer: Frankie Avalon | Composer: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey | Title: “Beauty School Dropout” | Title: "There Are Worse Things I Could Do" | Melody: Soft Tones | Melody: Soft Tones | Rhythm/Meter: Waltz