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Monday 1/27: Introduction to Exploring Music

Reading: None

Assigned Listening: None

In-Class Links:

    • “Drowning” Music Video | A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, performer
    • “The Making Of A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s “Drowning” With Jahaan Sweet | Deconstructed”

Work Due: Joining the course site and commenting on the “Welcome” post (Due Monday 2/3 by 11:59pm on course site)

Wednesday 1/29: Music and Culture (Popular Music and World Music)

Reading: Chapter 1, “Experiencing Music” | Physical Copy: 3-7; Digital Copy: 34-48

Assigned Listening: None

In-Class Links:

Work Due: In-Class Syllabus Quiz


Monday 2/3: Music and Culture (Western Art Music)

Reading: Chapter 1, “Experiencing Music” | Physical Copy: 8-14; Digital Copy: 48-62

Assigned Listening: None

In-Class Links:

Wednesday 2/5: Stocking our Musical Toolbox (Melody and Rhythm)

Reading: Chapter 2, “Listening to Music” | Introduction, Melody, Rhythm

Assigned Listening:

    • “Summertime,” from Porgy and Bess | Leontyne Price, performer; George Gershwin, composer; DuBose Heyward, lyricist
    • “Amazing Grace” | Robert Shaw Festival Singers, performers

Work Due: Blog #1 (Due Sunday 2/9 at 12:00pm on course site)

In-Class Links:


Monday 2/10: Stocking our Musical Toolbox (Harmony, Texture, Timbre, Form)

Reading: Chapter 2, “Listening to Music” | Sections on Harmony and Texture

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: Blog #2 (Due Sunday 2/16 at 12:00pm on course site)

Wednesday 2/12

No Class


Monday 2/17

No Class

Wednesday 2/19: Putting our Tools to Work

Reading: Chapter 3, “Three Listening Examples”

Assigned Listening:

In Class Links:

Work Due: NO BLOG  DUE


Monday 2/24: Putting Our Tools to Work

Reading: Chapter 3, “Three Listening Examples”

Assigned Listening:

In-Class Links:

Work Due: None

Wednesday 2/26: Workshop Day (Topic Proposal)

Reading: None

Assigned Listening: None

Work Due:

    • Quiz 1 (in class)
    • Music and… Playlist Topic Proposal (due Monday 3/2 by 10:45am via email)

||| Deadline to Acquire the Textbook |||


Monday 3/2: Music and Technology

Reading: Chapter 15, “Music and Technology” | Physical Copy: 297-308; Digital Copy: 689-718

Assigned Listening: None

In-Class Links:

Work Due: Music and… Playlist Topic Proposal (due Monday 3/2 by 10:45am via email)

Wednesday 3/4: Music and Film

Reading: Chapter 12, “Music and Film” (229-236)

Assigned Listening:

    • Flying scene from E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial | John Williams, composer
    • Opening of Metropolis | Gottfried Huppertz, composer

In-Class Links:

Work Due: Blog #3 (Due Sunday 3/8 at 12:00pm on course site)


Monday 3/9: Music and Film

Reading: Chapter 12, “Music and Film” (237-247)

Assigned Listening:

    • The Day the Earth Stood Still | Bernard Herrmann, composer
    • Fire festival scene from The Hidden Fortress | Masaru Sato, composer

In-Class Links:

Work Due: None.

Wednesday 3/11: CLASS CANCELED

Work Due: Blog #4 (Due Sunday 3/15 by 12:00pm on course site)


REMAINING CLASSES MOVED TO ONLINE INSTRUCTION


Week of 3/18-3/25

Work Due:

  • Blog #5 (Deadline Extended | Due Wednesday 3/25 by 5pm)
  • “Music in Concert” Participation Comments (Due Wednesday 3/25 by 5pm)
  • [Optional Activity; Email if Interested] Peer Review Worksheets (Due Wednesday 3/25 by 5pm)

Music in Concert, Part 1

Reading: Chapter 14, “Music in Concert” (269-277)

Assigned Listening:

Videos

      1. Watch: “How to Earn Participation Points
      2. Watch: “Music and… Playlist Midterm: Sample, Guidelines, Rubric”
      3. Watch: “Music in Concert: Video Lecture Pt. 1”
      4. Watch: “Music in Concert: Video Lecture Pt. 2”

Music in Concert, Part 2

Reading: Chapter 14, “Music in Concert” (278-291)

Assigned Listening:

Videos


Week of 3/25-4/1

Work Due:

    • Music and… Playlist Midterm (Due Monday 3/30 by 10:45am)
    • “Music and Dance” Participation Comments (Due Wednesday April 1 by 11:59pm)
    • No blog due this week! Focus on your Midterm instead 🙂

Music and Dance, Part 1

Reading: Chapter 13, “Music and Dance” (249-257)

Assigned Listening:

Videos

      1. Watch: “Music and… Playlist Entries Explained
      2. Watch: “Music and Dance: Video Lecture Part 1
      3. Watch: “Music and Dance: Video Lecture Part 2

Music and Dance, Part 2

Reading: Chapter 13, “Music and Dance” (258-266)

Assigned Listening:

Videos:

      1. Watch: “Music and Dance: Video Lecture Part 3
      2. Watch: “Music and Dance: Video Lecture Part 4

In-Class Links:


Week of 4/1-4/8

Work Due:

    • Blog 6 (Due Wednesday 4/8 at 11:59pm)
    • “Music and Ethnicity” Participation Comments (Due Wednesday 4/8 at 11:59pm)

Music and Ethnicity, Part 1

Reading: Chapter 5, “Music and Ethnicity” (67-76)

Assigned Listening:

Videos:

    1. Watch: “Music and Ethnicity Video Lecture 1
    2. Watch: “Music and Ethnicity Video Lecture 2

Music and Ethnicity, Part 2

Reading: Chapter 5, “Music and Ethnicity” (77-88)

Assigned Listening:

Videos:

    1. Watch: “Music and Ethnicity Video Lecture 3
    2. Watch: “Music and Ethnicity Video Lecture 4

 Week of 4/8-4/15 | Spring Break |


Week of 4/15-4/22

Work Due:

    • Quiz 2 (Due by 11:59pm on Wednesday 4/22)
      • I will email each of you your own individual quiz by Wednesday evening (4/15)—you will have a full week to complete it and return it via email.
      • The quiz will contain several short essay questions about individual pieces of music from the following units: Music and Film; Music in Concert; Music and Dance; and Music and Ethnicity.
      • You can use our textbook and any of our course materials to answer these questions.
      • Please do not work together to complete your quizzes.
    • No Blog for this week!
    • Extra Credit (not required): “Music and Gender” Participation Comments (Due Wednesday 4/22 at 11:59pm)

Music and Gender, Part 1

Reading: Chapter 6, “Music and Gender” (91-99)

Assigned Listening:

Videos:

    1. Watch: Music and Gender Video Lecture 1 (Due to copyright, I couldn’t include audio of Respect; please listen to it through the links above when you’re watching the lecture)

Music and Gender, Part 2

Reading: Chapter 6, “Music and Gender” (100-111)

Assigned Listening:

Videos:

    1. Watch: Music and Gender Video Lecture 2
    2. Watch: Music and Gender Video Lecture 3

Week of 4/22-4/29

Work Due:

    • Blog #7 (Due Wednesday 4/29 at 11:59pm on course site)
    • “Music and Spirituality” Participation Comments (Due Wednesday 4/29 at 11:59pm)

Music and Spirituality, Part 1

Reading: Chapter 7, “Music and Spirituality (113-126)

Assigned Listening:

Videos:

    1. Watch: Music and Spirituality Video Lecture 1

Music and Spirituality, Part 2

Reading: Chapter 7, “Music and Spirituality (127-136)

Assigned Listening:

Videos:

    1. Watch: Music and Spirituality Video Lecture 2
    2. Watch: Music and Spirituality Video Lecture 3

Week of 4/29-5/6

Work Due:

    • Blog #8 (due Wednesday 5/6 at 11:59pm)
    • “Music and Nation” Participation Comments (Due Thursday 5/7 at 11:59pm)

Music and Nation

Reading: Chapter 8, “Music and Nation”

Assigned Listening:

Videos:

    1. Watch: Music and Nation Video Lecture 1
    2. Watch: Music and Nation Video Lecture 2
    3. Watch: Music and Nation Video Lecture 3

In-Class Links:


Week of 5/6-5/13

Work Due:

    • Music and… Playlist Presentation (Due Wednesday 5/13 at 11:59pm)
    • Quiz 3: canceled to give you more time to work on your final 🙂

Week of 5/13-5/20

Work Due;

    • Blog 9 (Due Wednesday 5/20 at 11:59pm)
    • Final Music and… Playlist (Due Wednesday 5/20 at 11:59pm)
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