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  • 1. Vickie L. MobleyEDU652Instructor Linda EllingtonJune 17, 2013SO YOU WANT TO BE A MUSIC CRITIC: CRITIQUES ANDTIMELINES OF MUSICAL GENRES
  • 2. THE PURPOSE OF THE GROUP CRITIQUE The group-critique is the most complex formof original-work activity. Group critiqueshave learners help other learners to refinetheir work. Group-critique activities takeadvantage of discussion forums to helplearners learn from other learners. In thesimplest form of group critique, a learnerprepares an individual answer to a question,posts it for others to critique, and thenrevises it before submitting the final version(Horton, 2011).
  • 3. SUBJECT CONTENT AND DETAILS For this assignment the class will be divided intogroups of 4-5 students. The subject content is music Each group will choose three songs from a specificgenre. One team may choose Jazz while anotherchooses Pop etc. The groups will use iTunes or Youtube to listen toeach song and upload it onto the class Blog entitled“So You Want To Be A Music Critic”
  • 4. SO YOU WANT TO BE A MUSIC CRITIC! For this learning activity each team will choose three songs fromone of the following genres (artist examples are listed below): Rock and Roll (Elvis Presley, The Beatles) Jazz (Miles Davis, Max Roach, Duke Ellington) Blues (John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf) Country (Johnny Cash, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood) R&B (Sam Cooke, James Brown, Jennifer Lopez) Alternative (Soundgarden, The Kills, White Stripes) Pop (Katy Perry, Adele, Amy Winehouse)
  • 5. TIMELINE: THE ORIGINS AND ARTISTS OF MUSIC GENRES Each team will put together a timeline for the specific genre ofmusic they chose. For example, Jazz began in New Orleans,LA in the 1800’s Each timeline will contain artists who contributed to the genre:For example The Excelsior Brass Band was formed in 1880(Scaruffi, 2005) Sidney Bechet became known around 1922and Louis Armstrong became popular a few months after that. Each artist that appears on the timeline will have the title of asong they performed under their photo. The year the songwas recorded will also appear. The timeline will run for 50 years and will be divided intoincrements of 10 years
  • 6. CRITIQUE RESPONSE QUESTIONS What was your overall reaction to the song?Like it? Love it? What was the strongest element of theperformance? The beat? The harmonies? What was the weakest element of theperformance? The beat? The harmonies? Be respectful and considerate when critiquingothers (Vahl, 2013). Be sure your critique is specific to the song thatis being discussed.
  • 7. CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE CRITIQUE What did you think about the songs that were chosen? Do you think these songs are good examples of theirrespective genres or would you choose someone else? Would you recommend these songs to a friend or listento them again? Did you learn about a genre that you find interesting?Will you research and continue to listen? Do you think the critiques were fair?
  • 8. REFERENCES Horton, W. (2011). Group critique. William HortonConsulting. Retrieved June 14, 2013, fromhttp://www.horton.com/portfoliogroupcritique.htm Scaruffi, P. (2005). A history of jazz music. A Historyof Jazz Music. Retrieved June 15, 2013, fromhttp://www.scaruffi.com/history/jazz1.html Vahl, M. (2013, April 23). The 4 elements of a greatcritique. ComposeCreatecom. Retrieved June 16,2013, from http://www.composecreate.com/the-4-elements-of-a-great-critique/