Hello Music Appreciators!
This blog will be used to communicate, to listen to musical examples, and to work on special homework assignments and projects over the course of the semester.
To the right are three music videos that have very different styles. Watch each video, decide what style you think the music is, and provide two reasons why you think it falls into that style category. When referring to each video, do not call them "video 1", but call them by the title of the song, or by the musician's/band's name.
If you are unable to view the videos to the right, you may click on the hyperlinks below:
Switchfoot - "Only Hope" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YS5TqZR7_U
Toby Mac and Kirk Franklin - "Lose My Soul" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZG9G68bZO0
The Beatles - "Twist and Shout" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6TIEkB4_F8
These will be graded as follows:
20 pts. You commented correctly, with your name listed.
20 pts. You made an educated guess about the style of each artist.
20 pts. You used two reasons to back up your choice of style.
20 pts. You made reference to band names and/or song titles.
20 pts. You used good grammar and spelling.
Extra Credit (5 points) - Name an appropriate song that could be used to teach a concept in class. Be sure that the content and lyrics are appropriate to receive credit. Also, find an appropriate video on YouTube that could be used, and include the URL address.
To comment, just click on the link below that says "comments." Then make sure you sign your name by clicking "Name/URL" so that I know it is you leaving the comment. This assignment is due by Monday, August 23.
Have a wonderful day!
- Mr. Ward