MUSIC APPRECIATION MUSC 1100 Live Concert Attendance and Journals
Concert Link https://youtu.be/wBca3z7bAtE
After watching the complete concert performance at the above link, review each piece on the program using good journalistic prose. Begin your concert journal with an introduction, followed by a thorough review of each piece on the program, incorporating as many musical elements and performance factors as possible.
Criteria for Music Reviews:
1. Watch an entire approved live concert online provided.
2. Take copious notes during performance.
3. Look up information about the composer(s). Use this information in your review. Cite your resources!
4. Write a review focusing on who, what, when, where, how did they do, what was your response, and what was especially moving or enjoyable?
5. End with a conclusion offering your final thoughts or analyses.
6. Format: Typed, Double-spaced, 12-point font, 3 pages.
7. Put titles of songs in quotation marks, such as “I Could Have Danced all Night.” from My Fair Lady.
The following criteria will be used to assess written journals.
1. Completeness: The student has thoroughly discussed each piece on the program. 2. Personal Insight: The concert journal exhibits a high level of insight and critical reflection. 3. Course Content Integration: Elements and Performance Factors are integrated into the concert journal. 4. Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar: The journal entry contains no spelling, punctuation or grammatical errors. 5. General Presentation: The journal is written using good journalistic prose. Fonts and spacing are observed.
Sample Musical Elements (Choose from the following)
· Instrumentation: Strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, keyboard
· Tempo: very slow, slow, medium slow, medium fast, fast, very fast, changes in tempo
· Dynamics: very soft, soft, medium soft, medium loud, loud, very loud, style of dynamic contrast
· Rhythm: steadiness, simple or complex, primary focal point, secondary to other elements
· Melody: simple or elaborate, primary focal point, secondary to other elements
· Harmony: simple or complex, primary focal point, secondary to other elements
· Texture: monophonic, homophonic, polyphonic
· Period: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th Century, Modern
Sample Performance Factors (Choose from the following)
· Ensemble: What type? Musical cohesion, balance and unification achieved in the performance
· Musicianship: Style, Expressiveness, Artistry
· Other Performance Factors: Choice of literature, personal opinion, How does this fit with your own personal musical history? Was this music you were familiar with or new?