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Can you help me understand this Music Theory question?Choose one of the questions from the list below. 1) Reflect on the question by writing a 2-3 paragraph response.2) Include the link to an educational website other than Wikipedia that helped you to form your response, with a 2-3 sentence description of how this website enhanced your learning for the week. Visit the UMGC Library “Is My Source Credible?” page and the Research Guide for Music (including links to Open Access Music Journals) to help you choose a reliable, credible educational website.3) Select and add an image to your post that reflects your learning, including the specific reasons you chose the image.4) Post your written reflections, educational website and image in the Week 2 Discussion forum.5) Post a substantive (at least one paragraph in length) response to at least 2 classmates.Initial discussion posts are due by Friday at 11:59PM Eastern Time and at least two responses to classmates are expected by the end of the week on Tuesday by 11:59PM Eastern Time.Please see the Discussion Grading Rubric to learn how to earn the full 4 points for the Discussion Assignment.Listen to several pieces from your personal music collection and try to identify instances where the music is built from major, minor or blues scale based melodies and chords. Use the listening skills you are developing as well as your subjective impressions of the music (does it sound happy, sad, bluesy, etc.) to make your determinations.
Go to the quietest place you can find: a secluded forest, a remote mountainside, an isolated room. Sit or lie down, close your eyes and listen to the “silence.” What sounds do you hear? Is there a sense in which the sounds take on a musical character after a while? Describe the experience as a musical experience.
Select recordings by three of your favorite singers and listen to them focusing specifically on the timbre of the singer’s voice. Write out a detailed description of what each singer’s voice sounds like (i.e., timbre), then compare the three voice timbres and draw distinctions between them. What is it about the timbre of each voice that stands out to you and is appealing? Does this comparison of timbre reveal anything about why you like these particular artists, each for different reasons is different situations?
Many computers today are equipped with quite sophisticated yet user-friendly music composition and production software packages right out of the box (e.g., Garage Band). If you have such software, try creating some of your own music it. If not, see you have friends who use it and listen to and write a brief report on some of the music they have created.
Take a familiar piece of music from your personal collection and write a description of its texture and form. In terms of texture, what kinds of relationships do you hear between the different voices/instruments? Is there unison singing or playing? Harmonization? Call-and-response? Interlocking? Does the form of the piece appear to be ostinato-based? Or does it seem to conform to the model of a 12-bar blues tune, or a verse-chorus tune, or some combination of different types of formal designs? Use your listening skills from this module to take you as far as you can go with this exercise, but don’t get frustrated if you find that you cannot account for all that you hear. There is much in actual music making in terms of texture and form that goes well beyond what we have been able to study at the beginning of our class. Just have fun with this, and try to hear and account for as much as you can.
Word painting is one of the most common symbolic devices used in music throughout the world. Listen to a variety of songs in different styles from your personal music collection. Focus on the words and how they are set to the music. Identify one or more examples of word painting in each song you listen to. Describe how the words are brought to life and “painted” through symbolic uses of melodic direction, rhythmic presentation, dynamics, or other musical elements.
Requirements: 2-3 paragraphs