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AMERICAN MUSIC JOURNAL A Tossed Salad of Styles Project Overview Define various American Music Styles. Compare/Contrast exemplary music selections from each style. Research information about each selection, composer, lyricist, etc. Prepare individual journal page. Assemble class journal.

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american music journal

AMERICAN MUSIC JOURNAL

A Tossed Salad of Styles

project overview
Project Overview
  • Define various American Music Styles.
  • Compare/Contrast exemplary music selections from each style.
  • Research information about each selection, composer, lyricist, etc.
  • Prepare individual journal page.
  • Assemble class journal.
  • Listening test.
finished page format
Finished Page Format

Selection Title

Composer/Lyricist Name

  • Style - definitions, facts about the style, in sentence format.
  • Composer Biography - birth date, death date, birth place, family info, honors, awards, etc.
  • Lyricist Biography - same as above
finished page format continued
Finished Page Format - continued
  • Music Selection Info. - when composed, why or for what purpose, theme or meaning
  • Historical Event – An American important cultural or political or public event that occurred when the selection was composed or was popular.
  • Picture - (may appear anywhere on the page) composer/lyricist or topic of the selection
listening questions
LISTENING QUESTIONS
  • Does the selection have lyrics?
  • Is there a story or a theme behind the lyrics? If yes, what is the story or theme?
  • What expressive words would you use to describe the mood of this selection?
  • What instrument(s) do you hear? (ex. Voice, full orchestra, trumpet, clarinet, piano, etc.)
listening questions continued
Listening Questions, continued

5. Describe the dynamics of this selection. Are the dynamics constant, varied or both?

6. Describe the tempo of this selection. Is the tempo constant, varied, or both?

styles
Folk Music

Patriotic

Symphonic

Jazz

March

Broadway

Country

Rock ‘n’ Roll

War Songs

Disney

STYLES