Personal Reaction Paper 1 Due Sunday night, Week Two Extra Credit of 10% if turn
Personal Reaction Paper 1 Due Sunday night, Week Two Extra Credit of 10% if turned in by Sunday of Week One @11:59pm Worth 20% of your final grade 2-3 pages, double-spaced essay, MLA/APA format MS Word or PDF only Must follow exact directions Choose ONE of the World Music concerts below: 1. Shamizen and Japanese Folk Music If this video does not play for you, go to this link: 2. R. Carlos Nakai: American Indian Flute Music from Arizona If this video does not play for you, go to this link: Watch ONE of these concerts in its entirety. Each is about an hour long. Then, write a personal reaction paper to the concert. PERSONAL REACTION PAPER This is not a research paper, although you may look up the acts involved on the internet to find out who they are. This is a personal reaction to the video and to the music involved. It should be written in ESSAY form (not Q&A) and minimally include: Name of the video and of the act you are watching, date it was uploaded, date of concert, location Name of performer or performers, including soloists, and what instrument or ensemble was involved. Comment on the acoustics and ambiance of the performing space and on the use of amplification. Discussion of how performers performed, used their instruments Discussion of how the performers interacted with the audience; this includes any and all lecture/discussion within the video. (Both videos involve instruction to the audience, so please take notes.) Discussion of any new information you learned while watching The number of pieces performed and their titles (if you can). Which piece(s) your enjoyed most and least and why (be specific). Were any encores performed? What were they? Estimated size of the audience and its demographic make-up (if you can see them). How did the audience appreciate the performance? This information should be provided at a minimum. Above and beyond this basic information, your paper should show evidence of the following: Thought about the connection between music and culture related to this particular concert Any information about the music or performance that connects with concepts we have learned in class (or in the text book or discussion questions) Anything new that you have learned from the video, from the experience or the music itself. Any difficulty you had relating to or getting into the performance Would you go and see another concert like this? You may use your textbook for reference. You may use the internet to learn about the music or the performers. You may share this experience with a friend or family member and include that person's reaction. You may not like everything about this performance and that's fine. Do try to take the music on its own terms and write as deeply as possible about it. Students will be graded on detail and depth of response.

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