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Prompt for Blog 4

For this blog, you’ll need to compare and contrast two different performances of the same song by different people. This can be a song of your own choice, or one of the songs featured in Chapter 5 of Resonances (that we didn’t already discuss in class). I recommend finding performances that sound very different from each other, but you can also contact me for suggestions.

Embed links to both performances at the top of your blog by clicking the plus icon (“Add Block”) that shows up when you start a new paragraph and selecting the “Youtube” option.

In your blog, you should: 1) share some background info about the song and each performer; 2) discuss what story and/or emotions are being communicated by the lyrics; 3) using musical elements vocabulary (form, tempo, timbre, etc.) and time stamps (when something happens in the song), identify at least two similarities and two differences between the performances; 4) consider how the different musical settings affect the story and/or emotions of the lyrics.

Due Sunday October 16 at 11:59pm.

Refer to the Posting Guidelines to make sure you get full points for this blog. For help with posting your blog, check out the How-To Guide. You can earn a point of extra credit by reading a classmate’s blog and posting a substantial comment before Sunday October 23 at 11:59pm.

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