Discribe what one would experience at a Jewish service at the “Con

Discribe what one would experience at a Jewish service at the “Congregation Beth Aaron Synagogue” in Teaneck New Jersey. Describe what you would here musically and how the congregation would react to it. Explain how it would make someone who is new to the jewish culture feel and think. Compare the music to music you would hear at a service for a different religion.

you will be writing about Erik Satie’s Vexations (composed c. 1893), a rarely p

you will be writing about Erik Satie’s Vexations (composed c. 1893), a rarely
performed piece that intrigues listeners to this day. As you will discover, it has never been clear that
Satie intended the work to actually be performed. Perhaps it was only a conceptual exercise. Perhaps
it was only meant for himself. Perhaps — especially considering the composer’s sardonic, ironic sense
of humor — it was just a joke. If that’s the case, he might be laughing in his grave when brave souls sit
down for the better part of a day to make it happen.
But performances can be fruitful. The work raises questions we couldn’t otherwise consider. And how
can we know what any experience will truly be like until we’re inside it? How can we know the effects
— be they emotional, physical, even spiritual — of protracted repetition or extreme time-spans? Does
the mind focus, or wander, or empty out in a meditative kind of way? Do we learn anything about
music, or endurance, or time perception, or ourselves as individuals?
Your two main sources: (1) a blog piece authored by Nat Trotman, art historian and curator at the
Guggenheim Museum, and (2) a behind-the-scenes video of the performance itself. I’ve added other
materials that provide further insights.
Don’t spend too much time summarizing the piece’s history or process; assume that the reader has a
general knowledge. Focus more on your response. Let loose your imagination.
You must consult the following two sources:
1. Nat Trotman: blog post on Satie’s Vexations —

Presenting Erik Satie’s 18-Hour Piece Vexations at the Guggenheim


2. Video: performing Vexations at the Guggenheim Museum (also included within the blog, above); full-screen recommended! —

Erik Satie’s Vexations and the Salon de la Rose+Croix

The album for this unit is Little Simz Sometimes I Might Be Introvert. You got t

The album for this unit is Little Simz Sometimes I Might Be Introvert. You got to pick an album that goes through the same themes as the album and readings I’ll send.
These papers should be approximately 1500 words (no less than 1350, no more than 1650) and will be graded according to the following rubric:
Introduction (15%): Before entering into discussion of your album choice, first introduce your paper discussion. This section should include a discussion of your album/artist and a strong thesis statement. As you write this section, consider the following:
What album did you chose? Who is the artist?
NB: this artist and album MUST be different from the artist/album we are focusing on for the unit. Any papers that focus on the same album/artist of the unit will not be graded.
What biographical details are necessary to know before beginning your paper’s argument?
Perhaps identify the artist’s main genre of choice, their upbringing, their country of origin, their musical training, etc.
Present a strong thesis statement that details the arguments you will be making throughout your paper.
Don’t be afraid of using “I.” For example, your thesis statement should be something along the lines of… “Through a sonic analysis of [album by artist], I argue [connection to the unit theme]”
Present a preliminary outline of your argument.
Let me know what to expect from your paper as a reader.
Connection to Course Discussions (30%): Drawing from at least three readings from three separate class days (two readings from two separate class days for unit 3 and 5), discuss the sonic histories that emerged from our course conversations. More specifically, focus on the following:
Summarize each reading from which you are drawing:
What is the author discussing in this reading? So what?? Why does the author bother writing so much about this?
What are the strengths or weaknesses of the author’s arguments (if applicable to your larger discussion)?
What was the author unable to address?
How is our understanding of these sonic histories enhanced by this author’s discussion?
What did we learn about the history of music because of this author? While not every reading discusses music/sound explicitly, we do connect these arguments to music in all of our class discussions.
How do these academic discussions relate to the themes/sonic material in your album of choice?
NB: since there are no exams in this course, this particular section of your paper is crucial for me to see you are engaging and understanding our course material.
Sonic Analysis (30%): After connecting the album’s theme to theoretical concepts discussed in class, then ground your arguments in an analysis of the musical material present in the album. This section of your paper may be separate from the section above or interwoven into your connection to course material.
What musical idioms explicitly reference the musical histories discussed in the unit? Please be specific by referencing particular musical moments throughout the album and provide timestamps.
Does this pop artist sample the melody from a popular disco album? Is there a lick that was popularized by Louis Armstrong in this hip-hop album? Does the artist use a trap beat in their r’n’b album? Does this EDM artist add personal, live vocals with an early blues timbre into their soundscape?
While you may draw from textual (lyrics)/visual elements, please focus on the sonic qualities of the album
e., scales, ornamentation, instrumentation, melody, etc.
Conclusion (15%): Finally, summarize your paper’s arguments. While you should bring up the new ideas below, this final section should overall serve as a summary of your paper so that I as a reader am assured that I understood your overall argument. Do not be afraid to explicitly summarize the road-map of your paper (“First I did this. Then, after talking about that, I did this…”). As you wrap-up your argument, also include a discussion of the following:
How does this album you chose compare to the album focus of the unit?
I recommend drawing from your colleagues’ presentation and briefly referencing their analysis.
What new discussions emerge from this album that are not necessarily present in the album focus of the unit?
Citation/format (10%)
All papers should be approximately 1500 words (no less than 1350, no more than 1650).
All material referenced in the paper should be properly cited using Chicago Author-Date citation format. You should have in-text citations (in the body of your paper) and a complete bibliography/works cited page.
Please see the guideline reference under Modules –> Course Introductions –> Citation Guide. You may also refer to this website (Links to an external site.).
Do NOT use automated citation services. You will lose points if you use one of these automated citation services.
This assignment should be in black 12 pt. Times New Roman font, have one-inch margins, and have proper headings (including page numbers). Your submission should be thoroughly proofread and free from any grammatical errors. Your writing should be clear and concise. Your completed assignment should be uploaded as one document.
Note: Any submissions uploaded as files other than .doc, .docx, or .pdf will NOT be graded. If you are saving from a Google Doc, please be careful to save as one of these file formats. It is your responsibility to ensure that your submission is properly uploaded and viewable before the assignment deadline.

Write a short essay in which you engage with the ideas and arguments in the read

Write a short essay in which you engage with the ideas and arguments in the reading(s).
There are many ways you can approach this assignment. You might agree or disagree with the reading. You might have questions. The reading might connect with something you know from outside of our class. You might be inspired to put two or more readings in conversation with each other.
All response papers should be 1-2 pages of polished writing, typed, double-spaced, 12-point font, with one-inch margins.

the essay is about the movie ” Monster’s Inc ” – https://youtu.be/tFmvYMX0Z-o IN

the essay is about the movie ” Monster’s Inc ”
– https://youtu.be/tFmvYMX0Z-o
IN THE FIRST PARAGRAPH, briefly identify the film, director, composer and/or various music artists (do not give
biographies). Do not repeat the title of the film, name of the director, or name of the main composer in the essay; refer
to them with the appropriate pronoun if necessary. IMMEDIATELY BEGIN an in-depth discussion of the music and
sound you have noted in your index. You MUST discuss music and sound throughout EACH paragraph. As you
were asked to do in your index, please reference the chapter titles in bold and put titles of songs and compositions in “quotations” or
italics (NOT BOTH!!). Do not use the words “film”, “movie” or “chapter”. It is UNDERSTOOD that you are writing an essay on the
film/movie of your choice and the bold words are chapters. Write in the affirmative voice – do not use statements like “in my
opinion”, “it seems”, “I believe”, “I think”, “I thought”, “I feel”, “I felt”. It is UNDERSTOOD that this is an essay about your beliefs,
thoughts, and feelings. Just state your opinions as if they are facts and keep yourself out of the essay. Your index functions like a
book you might refer to/cite from if you were writing a research essay. You may actually translate phrases from the index directly
into paragraph form, citing the facts you have observed with your own interpretation of their meaning or usage:
This is not a traditional research paper. DO NOT write an essay with wall-to-wall quotations of film critics and
internet reviews. No formal citations are needed; it is understood that you will be “citing” your own index with the
primary source being the film itself. Highlight major points you wish to make, then add details. You may, but do
NOT have to, write about each chapter. Essay may, but does NOT have to, be in time/chapter order. You may
incorporate the chapter titles into the body of the sentence when appropriate. Every film is different, so arrange the
information in the most logical fashion

When writing the essay, use your newly acquired music analytic listening skills.

When writing the essay, use your newly acquired music analytic listening skills. Focus on what you hear in the music, paying attention to the basic elements–melody, harmony, dynamics, timbre, texture tempo, rhythm, meter and form.
I’m not interested in what the audience is wearing nor do I want you to write a history about the compositions or the composers. Just write a line about what period you believe the piece fits stylistically. Be sure to always list the composer’s name, the title of the pieces, which of the movements you are analyzing and its tempos. Try to state the form of each of the movements and mark down the appropriate times as that will allow me to follow what you are observing in the music.
Organize your writing into well constructed paragraphs as you would any good paper. Always try to write in simple language. Avoid flowery language and if you’re having trouble expressing something, write it down, leave it for a day or two and then read it again.
Don’t forget to proofread since writing proficiency will figure into your overall grade. No rough drafts are accepted. Essays must be double spaced!
Below are a list of online concerts for you to choose from.
Jazz / Big Band
The Life and Music of Dave Brubeck Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ-yXQItCGg
The Life and Music of Miles Davis Jazz at Lincoln Center Winton Marsalis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ__lmCOSeg
Count Basie and his Orchestra at North Sea Jazz Festival https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvHYtouG3hE
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra at Tivoli Garden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVh6yeCTKm4
Baroque
YOFIN Baroque Ensemble Zurich https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLmENLc91fI
Handel: The Messiah (Part I) performed by Collegium 1704 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3FXcznStUI
Chamber Music
Franz Schubert Octet in F Major https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnpVu8Eihj4
Muir String Quartet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxL1poX70NA
Piano & Cello Duo Recital https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELHw7t1mcyo
Symphony Orchestra
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyeR-gPakWo
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGRcjN4PMm4
Solo Piano
Vladimir Horowitz Recital https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ELwCdgGQLQ
Vadim Chaimovich https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL3vwrCWr_U
Write the equivalent of a 2-3 page report giving a review of the concert you attended. Your review must include the following:
What kind of listener were you at the concert? Why?
What pieces were performed?
What was the style of each of the pieces performed?
What was the instrumentation of the orchestra?
Draw out the seating arrangement of the instruments in the orchestra or ensemble.
If a choir concert, what was the arrangement of the different voice types and how large was the ensemble.
Analyze 3-4 pieces played during the concert using the following criteria from the course:
Overall structure of the Music, including genre: is it a song, a concerto, a sonata, a symphony, single movement piece, aria, opera, musical, jazz number? How many movements does the piece have (how many “subtitles” are there under the main title?)
Purpose of the Music – does it have a function or is it just entertainment?
Tempo – use Italian terms
Dynamics – use Italian terms
Timbre – what instruments or voices are featured and when/why? What is the effect?
Rhythm – see if you can hear meter or repeating patterns in the background; is it smooth or angular?
Melody (conjunct or disjunct, are there—are there changes?)
Harmony (Major or minor or does it change?)
Form (structure of the music: this is the hardest element to hear. Some clues can be in the titles of the piece or movement, such as “Variations…,” “Sonata for…,” “Rondo,” etc.
Texture (homophonic, monophonic, polyphonic or are there changes)? Are there solos?
Historical Period (look at the dates of the composer)
Style: Jazz, classical or other? If other, what is it?
Mood of the piece and does it change? How does it make you feel? Be as descriptive as you can here.
Did you enjoy the concert? Why or why not?

The album for this unit is Little Simz Sometimes I Might Be Introvert. You got t

The album for this unit is Little Simz Sometimes I Might Be Introvert. You got to pick an album that goes through the same themes as the album and readings I’ll send.
These papers should be approximately 1500 words (no less than 1350, no more than 1650) and will be graded according to the following rubric:
Introduction (15%): Before entering into discussion of your album choice, first introduce your paper discussion. This section should include a discussion of your album/artist and a strong thesis statement. As you write this section, consider the following:
What album did you chose? Who is the artist?
NB: this artist and album MUST be different from the artist/album we are focusing on for the unit. Any papers that focus on the same album/artist of the unit will not be graded.
What biographical details are necessary to know before beginning your paper’s argument?
Perhaps identify the artist’s main genre of choice, their upbringing, their country of origin, their musical training, etc.
Present a strong thesis statement that details the arguments you will be making throughout your paper.
Don’t be afraid of using “I.” For example, your thesis statement should be something along the lines of… “Through a sonic analysis of [album by artist], I argue [connection to the unit theme]”
Present a preliminary outline of your argument.
Let me know what to expect from your paper as a reader.
Connection to Course Discussions (30%): Drawing from at least three readings from three separate class days (two readings from two separate class days for unit 3 and 5), discuss the sonic histories that emerged from our course conversations. More specifically, focus on the following:
Summarize each reading from which you are drawing:
What is the author discussing in this reading? So what?? Why does the author bother writing so much about this?
What are the strengths or weaknesses of the author’s arguments (if applicable to your larger discussion)?
What was the author unable to address?
How is our understanding of these sonic histories enhanced by this author’s discussion?
What did we learn about the history of music because of this author? While not every reading discusses music/sound explicitly, we do connect these arguments to music in all of our class discussions.
How do these academic discussions relate to the themes/sonic material in your album of choice?
NB: since there are no exams in this course, this particular section of your paper is crucial for me to see you are engaging and understanding our course material.
Sonic Analysis (30%): After connecting the album’s theme to theoretical concepts discussed in class, then ground your arguments in an analysis of the musical material present in the album. This section of your paper may be separate from the section above or interwoven into your connection to course material.
What musical idioms explicitly reference the musical histories discussed in the unit? Please be specific by referencing particular musical moments throughout the album and provide timestamps.
Does this pop artist sample the melody from a popular disco album? Is there a lick that was popularized by Louis Armstrong in this hip-hop album? Does the artist use a trap beat in their r’n’b album? Does this EDM artist add personal, live vocals with an early blues timbre into their soundscape?
While you may draw from textual (lyrics)/visual elements, please focus on the sonic qualities of the album
e., scales, ornamentation, instrumentation, melody, etc.
Conclusion (15%): Finally, summarize your paper’s arguments. While you should bring up the new ideas below, this final section should overall serve as a summary of your paper so that I as a reader am assured that I understood your overall argument. Do not be afraid to explicitly summarize the road-map of your paper (“First I did this. Then, after talking about that, I did this…”). As you wrap-up your argument, also include a discussion of the following:
How does this album you chose compare to the album focus of the unit?
I recommend drawing from your colleagues’ presentation and briefly referencing their analysis.
What new discussions emerge from this album that are not necessarily present in the album focus of the unit?
Citation/format (10%)
All papers should be approximately 1500 words (no less than 1350, no more than 1650).
All material referenced in the paper should be properly cited using Chicago Author-Date citation format. You should have in-text citations (in the body of your paper) and a complete bibliography/works cited page.
Please see the guideline reference under Modules –> Course Introductions –> Citation Guide. You may also refer to this website (Links to an external site.).
Do NOT use automated citation services. You will lose points if you use one of these automated citation services.
This assignment should be in black 12 pt. Times New Roman font, have one-inch margins, and have proper headings (including page numbers). Your submission should be thoroughly proofread and free from any grammatical errors. Your writing should be clear and concise. Your completed assignment should be uploaded as one document.
Note: Any submissions uploaded as files other than .doc, .docx, or .pdf will NOT be graded. If you are saving from a Google Doc, please be careful to save as one of these file formats. It is your responsibility to ensure that your submission is properly uploaded and viewable before the assignment deadline.

7-10 minute Podcast script on Drug abuse in Jazz. Please write about how it can

7-10 minute Podcast script on Drug abuse in Jazz. Please write about how it can be heard in the music and why there was such a prevalence of drug abuse in the Jazz industry.
Sources:
– Youtube: Billie Holiday- Solitude
– 2 Article sources I will download pdfs and send
– 1 interview Youtube- ‘Round Miles-Original Opioid Epidemic- Heroin and Jazz
– 1 more youtube song including Charles Parker or Miles Davis Quintet

the essay is about the movie ” Monster’s Inc ” – https://youtu.be/tFmvYMX0Z-o IN

the essay is about the movie ” Monster’s Inc ”
– https://youtu.be/tFmvYMX0Z-o
IN THE FIRST PARAGRAPH, briefly identify the film, director, composer and/or various music artists (do not give
biographies). Do not repeat the title of the film, name of the director, or name of the main composer in the essay; refer
to them with the appropriate pronoun if necessary. IMMEDIATELY BEGIN an in-depth discussion of the music and
sound you have noted in your index. You MUST discuss music and sound throughout EACH paragraph. As you
were asked to do in your index, please reference the chapter titles in bold and put titles of songs and compositions in “quotations” or
italics (NOT BOTH!!). Do not use the words “film”, “movie” or “chapter”. It is UNDERSTOOD that you are writing an essay on the
film/movie of your choice and the bold words are chapters. Write in the affirmative voice – do not use statements like “in my
opinion”, “it seems”, “I believe”, “I think”, “I thought”, “I feel”, “I felt”. It is UNDERSTOOD that this is an essay about your beliefs,
thoughts, and feelings. Just state your opinions as if they are facts and keep yourself out of the essay. Your index functions like a
book you might refer to/cite from if you were writing a research essay. You may actually translate phrases from the index directly
into paragraph form, citing the facts you have observed with your own interpretation of their meaning or usage:
This is not a traditional research paper. DO NOT write an essay with wall-to-wall quotations of film critics and
internet reviews. No formal citations are needed; it is understood that you will be “citing” your own index with the
primary source being the film itself. Highlight major points you wish to make, then add details. You may, but do
NOT have to, write about each chapter. Essay may, but does NOT have to, be in time/chapter order. You may
incorporate the chapter titles into the body of the sentence when appropriate. Every film is different, so arrange the
information in the most logical fashion

I Essay Write an essay on the following topic: Angelique Kidjo: West African Co

I Essay
Write an essay on the following
topic:
Angelique Kidjo: West African
Collective Expression in a Global Musical World
In the essay you need to write, please
reply to the questions below:
1.
What is the ethnicity of Angelique Kidjo, and
how is this specifically reflected in her otherwise globally cosmopolitan
music?
2.
What examples would you use to support the
claim that her music is globally cosmopolitan?
Also, listen to the following
link, and in the same essay:

1.
Describe the song
This is based on
your opinion, so be creative! You should mostly write about the atmosphere, attitudes,
feelings, moods, possible meanings, and your reactions to the given
composition.
2.
Explain the song
Explain the style of
the song and provide historical and ethnomusicological information related to it.
Pay attention and describe the instruments, melodies, rhythms, textures, ways
of improvisation, music forms, influences, etc.
You need to use at least two
different resources and format your citations in APA-style.
Minimum word count: 350