Not every source is useful for every type of information! For example, on the Find Articles tab, you'll see both Music Index and Grove Music Online; both are databases. But Grove Music will serve you better for background information about composers, musical styles, etc., while Music Index provides more analytical peer reviewed content. Both serve a purpose that might be useful to you, but only if you utilize them in the correct context.
Presentation (8 - 10 minutes) ---- 10 Hours ---- Mid-term
You will be assigned a selection from the Voyager record from outside the Western and popular traditions
Research, analyze the music and provide context you deem necessary (Who, What, Where, When, How, Why) to more greatly appreciate the piece.
Prepare some form of graphical representation of the work to the best of your ability. This may range from traditional musical notation to something more abstract.
Present the music in full or excerpted, utilizing repeated listening as necessary. Up to 3/5ths of your presentation time may be dedicated to listening.
Organize your materials with or without a visual aid (Powerpoint, etc).
Provide necessary citations, acknowledgements over the course of your presentation (MLA).
End of Week 1: Selection assigned
End of Week 3: Rough draft of transcription due
Week 4: Prepare outline of your presentation, meet with instructor
Note: If unprepared, points deducted and meeting rescheduled
End of Week 4: Submit rough draft of presentation, final draft of transcription
Weeks 5/6: Presentations, submit final draft day before presentation
Where is this music from?
Who are the people that made this music?
In what context is this music being made?
In what kind of environment is this music being made?
What is/are the instrument(s) being used?
What are the qualities of the instrument(s)?
What are some qualities of this kind of music?
How is music viewed by the people of this society?
Week 11: Selection assigned, Library Day
End Week 12: Literature Review due
Week 14: Prepare outline of your presentation, meet with instructor
End of Week 14: Submit rough draft of presentation
Weeks 14/15/16: Presentations, submit final draft day before presentation