“Music didn’t get here by itself.” – Bob Dylan
The music you listen to today evolved from the music that came before. Simple idea, but how do we hear this influence? How does music connect to previous eras?
Music is shaped by society and innovation, and understanding both will help you pinpoint what era a song was composed, as well as see how that influences today’s music.
Click on discussion board Topic from class, then click “Start a New Thread” to post your content and embed video/mp4. Standard formatting & MLA not necessary on this discussion board, but include links to any audio clips or other sources used to compile your information. Please proofread content so that you don’t lose points or detract from your brilliant thoughts. Consult Discussion Board – Guidelines for more details (250-300 word count, etc.). See Grading Rubric.
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“Thunderstruck” by 2Cellos (Gernhart)
Warning: While this is an open forum designed to broaden the scope of this class, please do not post any sexually explicit or questionable material that is not appropriate for the academic environment. A wide variety of music is encouraged, but if you’re unsure, ask the instructor before posting. General rule: if you wouldn’t play it for your grandmother, don’t post it. 😉
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Possible Connections, Examples
Current religions who use chants (Christian, Muslim, Indian tribes, etc.), Popular music, video game or movies that use chants or chant-like effects. Consider crowds in sports stadiums. Medieval chants are still alive and well!
Think about songs where the music is intended to sound like what the words are communicating (i.e. Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places”: the word “low” is sung on a low note).
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