I Need New Music

Our blog assignment this week is to celebrate music made by African American artists.  So this assignment is sharing a song by an African American artist.  This can be an all time favorite song or one you have just discovered. Use your 5 – 7 sentences to tell me why you chose this song, a little bit about the performer, and describe the song a bit.  You can also link to youtube so we can all enjoy this song.

This assignment must be 5-7 sentences paragraph to get full credit.  This assignment is worth 10 points and is due Monday February 13th at 11:59 pm. The rubric for this assignment is found here. Remember please use only your first name and last initial.  As always I will accept a written version of this assignment.

You will receive 2 extra credit points for each post that you comment on. The comment must be at least 2 sentences to receive the full credit. The most you can receive in extra credit is 6 points.

I love you more than I love my hot peppermint tea!!

Mrs. R

Kid Zeppelin

Our blog assignment this week is to watch this video and comment.  Do you enjoy this performance?  If you do what about it do you enjoy?  If you do not enjoy this performance, tell me specifically why you don’t?  What do you think about kids this age playing Led Zeppelin?  This assignment must be a 5-7 sentence paragraph to get full credit.

This assignment is worth 10 points and is due Monday January 30th at 11:59 pm. The rubric for this assignment is found here. Remember please use only your first name and last initial and put what class you are in under your name.  As always I will accept a written version of this assignment.

You will receive 2 extra credit points for each post that you comment on. The comment must be at least 2 sentences to receive the full credit. The most you can receive in extra credit is 6 points.

I love you more than I love chilly weather!!

Mrs. R

What are you Hiding?

Our first blog assignment of the new semester is to watch this Ted Talk.  Then please tell me a time in your life that you were hiding something.  This assignment must be a 5-7 sentence paragraph to get full credit.

This assignment is worth 10 points and is due Monday January 18 at 11:59 pm. The rubric for this assignment is found here. Remember please use only your first name and last initial and put what class you are in under your name.  As always I will accept a written version of this assignment.

You will receive 2 extra credit points for each post that you comment on. The comment must be at least 2 sentences to receive the full credit. The most you can receive in extra credit is 6 points.

I love you more than I love winter break!

Mrs. R

Remember Critique

Our eighth blog assignment is to critique this performance of Remember by Stephen Chatman.  Do you enjoy this performance?  If you do what about it do you enjoy?  If you do not enjoy this performance, tell me specifically why you don’t?  This assignment must be a 5-7 sentence paragraph to get full credit.

This assignment is worth 10 points and is due Monday October 24th at 11:59 pm. The rubric for this assignment is found here. Remember please use only your first name and last initial and put what class you are in under your name.  As always I will accept a written version of this assignment.

You will receive 2 extra credit points for each post that you comment on. The comment must be at least 2 sentences to receive the full credit. The most you can receive in extra credit is 6 points.

I love you more than I love chilly weather!!

Mrs. R

You are What You Listen to

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Our seventh blog assignment is to comment on this quote.  Do you agree with this quote?  Do you disagree with this quote?  Is this quote too much of a generalization?  What is your music trying to tell us about you?  This assignment must be a 5-7 sentence paragraph to get full credit.

This assignment is worth 10 points and is due Monday October 10th at 11:59 pm. The rubric for this assignment is found here. Remember please use only your first name and last initial and put what class you are in under your name.  As always I will accept a written version of this assignment.

You will receive 2 extra credit points for each post that you comment on. The comment must be at least 2 sentences to receive the full credit. The most you can receive in extra credit is 6 points.

I love you more than I love pumpkin scented candles!!

Mrs. R

The Rose that Grew From Concrete

Our sixth blog assignment is to watch this commercial.  Then please tell me about someone who you know or know of that is a rose that grew from concrete.  This could be a relative, a role model, or just a friend.  Please don’t mention the person by name unless you get permission first.  This assignment must be a 5-7 sentence paragraph to get full credit.

This assignment is worth 10 points and is due Monday October 3rd at 11:59 pm. The rubric for this assignment is found here. Remember please use only your first name and last initial and put what class you are in under your name.  As always I will accept a written version of this assignment.

You will receive 2 extra credit points for each post that you comment on. The comment must be at least 2 sentences to receive the full credit. The most you can receive in extra credit is 6 points.

“Don’t ask me why…ask me how” – Tupac Shakur

I love you more than I love roses!!

Mrs. R

Sure on this Shining Night

Our fifth blog assignment is to analyze Morten Lauridsen’s piece “Sure on this Shining Night”.  This will be in two parts and to receive credit for this assignment you need to fulfill the following parts.

Part One – Write down 5 adjectives that describe night.

Part Two – Pick one of those adjectives and describe how the music depicts that      adjective.  (This should be at least 3 sentences)

We listened to this in class, but I encourage you to listen again with your eyes closed and focus on the elements of music: Rhythm, Melody, Tempo, Dynamics, Harmony, Form, Texture, and Timbre.  Focusing on rhythm, melody, tempo, and dynamics for this assignment.

This assignment is worth 10 points and is due Monday September 26th at 11:59 pm. The rubric for this assignment is found here. Remember please use only your first name and last initial and put what class you are in under your name.  As always I will accept a written version of this assignment.

You will receive 2 extra credit points for each post that you comment on. The comment must be at least 2 sentences to receive the full credit. The most you can receive in extra credit is 6 points.

I hope you enjoy this piece of music.

I love you more than I love maple scones!!

Mrs. R