Monday, May 10, 2010

Extra Credit Blog: Vocal Styles

Hello Music Appreciators!

This week, you'll listen to three videos that show three singers singing in very different ways. This is extra credit - you can actually earn up to 100 points extra credit - an entire assignment!

Write four sentences about each style that you see (you should have a paragraph for each piece, with four sentences in each paragraph):

- One sentence that describes the timbre - 20 pts.

- One sentence that describes the style of the piece - 20 pts.

- One sentence that describes something unique about the singer or the song - 20 pts.

- One sentence that tells what you appreciate about the video - 20 pts.

- Good grammar and spelling, and you refer to each piece by the vocalists' names or the song titles - 20 pts.

Please comment by Monday, May 17 to receive extra credit.

-Mr. Ward

Here are the URL's, if the videos to the right are not working correctly:

Kongar-ol Ondar (Tuvan Throat Singing):

Franzl Lang - Einen Jodler hor i gern:

Bobby McFerrin - Drive:

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Composer Test is Thursday, May 6!

Hello Students,

Be sure to review all of your worksheets, in addition to checking your answers! Make corrections on your Composer Pretest. If you made mistakes, come up with ways to remember the correct facts so you're ready for tomorrow.

-Mr. Ward

Answers to the Composer Pretest:

Baroque, Classical or Romantic:

1. R

2. C

3. C

4. B

5. R

6. B

7. R

8. R

9. B

10. C

11. R

12. C/R

Matching 1:

13. C

14. A

15. B

Matching 2:

16. F

17. D

18. E

Matching 3:

19. G

20. I

21. H


1. German

2. Austrian

3. German

4. German

5. Italian

6. Italian

7. French

8. Polish

9. German

10. Austrian

11. German

12. German

Evolution of Music

Background - Lecrae

Hansel and Gretel