Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Begin reading "Blues People" by Amiri Baraka.
A 500 word summary of chapters 1, 2 and 3 will be due Friday, February 11.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

assignment for december 17:
read chapters 3 and 4 in cook and write a 500 word summary for each.
we will be finishing the book before break.

Monday, October 25, 2010

assignment for friday, october 29th:
read chapter 2 "back to beethoven."
see me to get mp3s of beethoven pieces discussed in the book.
write your own response to beethoven's ninth symphony. responses must be 500 words or more.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

For Friday, October 25:
summarize nicholas cook's argument about "authenticity" in music from chapter 1 of Music: A Very Short Introduction.
your summary should be 200-300 words.

assignment 2:
compare 2 artists of your choice, one you think is "authentic" and one who is "inauthentic."
present a clear argument with examples.
500 words.

Friday, October 08, 2010

for friday, october 15:
read the first chapter in Music: A Very Short Introduction.
if you don't have the book yet, stop by and borrow mine.
also, see me to get recordings of the pieces discussed in the text.
we're planning a field trip for early december....details to follow.

Monday, September 20, 2010

order the books from the syllabus!!!!!
music: a very short introduction by n. cook
blues people by amiri baraka

for friday, sept. 22
write a 500 word album review for your favorite album of the summer.
reviews must be typed.
also, print out at least 3 other reviews of the same album and attach them to yours.
remember, this is an ALBUM review, not a review of a single or video. read other reviews to get a clear idea of what it should be like.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Independent Study 2010-2011
assignment 1, due friday, sept. 17

write a 500 word essay about the music you saw or listened to this summer. be sure to explain your choices and opinions clearly and use details where possible.

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