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December 5, 2019

Jazz music as in instrument of global diplomacy between 1949-1971

Jazz has been an instrument of global diplomacy almost since its inception, sending artists to distant lands, who in turn share their “inherently democratic” vernacular music with the world. In this comprehensive exam response, please discuss the use of jazz as an instrument of global diplomacy during the years 1949 […]
December 5, 2019

Why is Palestrina’s music representative of the first practice, and most of Monteverdi’s music representative of the second practice?

Things to cover: Describe Palestrina’s style using the motet “Dum complerentur.” Discuss the debate between Artusi (works for the church) over the madrigal, “Cruda Amarilli” by Monteverdi. Consider Artusi’s background; why is he missing the point? Why does Gesualdo’s madrigal “Beltà, poi che t’assenti” fall between the two practices? Why […]
December 5, 2019

The Disco Sound analysis

So, your final paper should be at least 800 words (anything shorter will be marked down). It should be an analysis of ONE SONG, any song you like from any of the musical traditions we’ve studied. Don’t tell me the encyclopedia facts about the song, but give me an ANALYSIS […]
December 5, 2019

Bruce Springsteen analyzing The Rising as a cultural response to 9/11

You are to analyze songs from the album The Rising as a response to 9/11. Do not narrate 9/11. Rather, pick a theme from the album and explore it. There are many here. Some familiar– faith, hope, salvation== some less so– revenge, loss. Read the piece by AO Scott, Poet […]
December 5, 2019

A Reader Response essay

Choose an article from a reputable source (New York Times, National Geographic, Washington Post, TIME, etc. Please follow guidelines for a Readers Response Essay – 1.Discuss why you chose this topic about the subject. 2.Consider your general thoughts and feelings about the subject and why you have those thoughts and […]
December 5, 2019

Swing era analysis

1500 word essay analysis should include dates prominent innovators band leaders and sidemen as well and stylistic attributes as significant songs cultural relevance and significance that define that era 1000 to 1500 words not including bibliography
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