|Class 22||ETR: Thursday, November 21 at 2:30|
FTR: Thursday, November 21 at 4:10
Quiz Three News
All right, all tests for the 2:30 and 4:10 classes are graded and posted.
Free string quartet concert, Thurs 11/21 2:45-3:45
Welp, that didn't quite work out the way I hoped, though I'm happy that some students did get to go. In case you want it, here is the post I made about the concert, including comments on each movement of the pieces.
I'm going to keep the notes and blog in sync with the 4:10 class, and hopefully I can catch up at 2:30 by just going a little faster.
Homework #17: Roots of African-American Music
The questions follow the sequence of the discussion with a little light shuffling. As always I recommend opening the online unit and the exercise in separate tabs so you can flip back and forth and do it open book.
This one is due before Class 25 (Thurs, Dec 5).
Homework #18: Avant-Garde Classical Music
We also have one last online unit on the wacky world of Avant-Garde Classical Music in the 20th Century. I may not lecture about Modern Classical Music at all until Dec 7, but this is all very radical stuff that isn't really connected to the past and you can check it out any time.
Then, exercise 18 asks you questions about the material.
This one is due before quiz four (Tues Dec 10).
Jazz Unit Playlist
Our jazz unit is fun and easy for some students, but difficult and confusing to others who have never listened to this kind of music before. If jazz is new to you, start spinning this playlist! After 2-3 times it will start to makes more sense.
New Orleans-Style Jazz (1900-1930)
I'm going to keep the blog in sync with the 4:10 class, and 2:30 peeps will just be a little behind.
Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five (with guest Lonnie Johnson on Guitar), "Hotter Than That"  (Quiz piece)
This is a more recent recreation of the New Orleans sound by Wynton Marsalis and co. You can really hear the marching band influence in the drums here, and in general it just sounds a lot more exciting than these old scratchy records.