• 4 pages, typewritten (Times New Roman, 12 point), double-spaced, with margins no larger than 1 inch.
  • The paper is to be written in essay form. No lists of any kind, please.
  • The first paragraph should be an introduction. In it you should briefly describe the most

important ideas of your paper (tell us what you are going to say).

  • In the body of your paper discuss the following (say what you have to say):
  • Describe the concert-going experience itself:

Possible ideas:

What was the environment like (the concert hall, the people, the stage, the musicians, etc.)

Was the environment different than you expected? What were you expecting? This should

only be a paragraph or two—don’t pad the paper with too much background!

You should then discuss the music:

Pick some pieces that you particularly liked and describe it using the terms we discuss in class:

rhythm, texture, and timbre. Be as specific as possible. The goal is for you to apply your

knowledge of these terms to the piece that you choose as your topic, and to show me as

clearly as possible that you understand these terms, and that you are able to apply them

to a piece.

YOU MUST GIVE ME THE NAMES OF THE PIECES SO THAT I CAN EVALUATE WHAT

YOU ARE WRITING ABOUT.  YOU MUST GET THE NAMES OF THE PERFORMERS, AND WHAT INSTRUMENTS THEY PLAYED OR IF THEY WERE SINGING.

Review the terms in your text, and use related terms as well (homophony, polyphony,

monophony, rhythmic terms, etc.). Discuss the instrumentation of the piece as a whole, and

describe how various timbres were used in the composition. Also, discuss the dynamics .

Explain why you liked the piece. Again, be specific, and use the musical terms that you have

learned. Your last paragraph should be a conclusion:

You should discuss the people.

Please note interactions 1) among the musicians, 2) among the audience 3) between audience

and performers. How to the audience or musicians talk about the music and/or event?

Summarize your most important points and conclude the paper (tell us what you said).

Attach the ticket stub (preferably) the program to the concert paper, or a phone picture of the

event.

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