Music Listening / Reading Log

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Instruction Guide:

Music Listening / Reading Log to be completed for each of the following areas of inquiry:

  1. Music for sociocultural and political expression

This area focuses on music that expresses and communicates social and cultural messages, conveys political ideas and/or helps preserve social and cultural traditions.

Examples of relevant musical materials may include the following genres.

  • Protest songs
  • Liturgical music
  • National anthems
  • Music for listening and performance

This area focuses on music that expresses and communicates intrinsic aesthetic values. Such music is sometimes referred to as “absolute music”.

Examples of relevant music materials may include the following genres.

  • Chamber music of the Western art tradition
  • Cool jazz
  • Experimental music
  • Music for dramatic impact, movement and entertainment

This area focuses on music used for dramatic effect, music that supports choreographed movement or dance and/or music that is incidental or intended to purposefully serve as entertainment.

Examples of relevant music materials may include the following genres.

  • Music for film        
  • Music for ballet     
  • Musical theatre
  • Music technology in the electronic and digital age

This area focuses on music created, performed and/or produced using electronic or digital technologies. Such technologies are an important aspect of contemporary musical experiences, often transforming some of the ways that we understand and engage with music.

Examples of relevant musical materials may include the following genres.

  • Electronic dance music
  • Technology in popular music production

Additional information:     Meaning 4 Listening logs must be completed in total, a copy of the music log can be found under.

Listening Log:

  1. What genre of music were you listening to or reading about? (Multi choice question)*

Western Tradition

World Tradition

Other

  • If it was music of a Western tradition – what stylistic period was it from? (Multiple choice) *

Middle age

Renaissance

Baroque

Classical

Romantic

20th Century and beyond

N/A

  • If it was music of a non-Western music tradition, what part of the world was it from? *
  • Name the piece of music listened to:
  • Provide (copy and paste) a URL of the piece of music listened to:
  • Briefly describe how this music was being produced (MEANS). Include terminology of instruments: *
  • Briefly describe the METER of the piece (i.e. duple, compound or multi-metric time): *
  • Briefly describe the HARMONIC features of the piece (including but not limited to diatonic, chromatic or atonal): *
  • Briefly describe the MELODIC features of the piece (including but not limited to conjunct, disjunct, chromatic, microtonal): *
  1. Briefly describe any FORM or structural features of the piece: *
  1. Who was the composer and / or artist responsible for the piece? *
  1. If you were going to choose an Area of Inquiry (AOI) for the piece, what would it be? *
  1. Which musical CONTEXT would you place the music? *
  1. Can you compare this piece of music to any other piece of music, either familiar or unfamiliar? Explain: *
  1. Create a short music sample (minimum 15 seconds) – either live or electronic that models this style. Make an .mp3 and include it in your journal. What did you notice about your piece / sample? *
  1. What are some of your personal thoughts or reactions to the piece? *
  1. Provide your first additional reference or citation (URL) used when examining the piece: *
  1. Provide your second additional reference or citation (URL) used when examining the piece: *
  1. If possible; provide your third additional reference or citation (URL) used when examining the piece:
  • List at least five (5) music vocabulary words associated with this piece: *
  • What types of questions would you want to ask regarding this piece? What intrigues you?
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