Jazz Concert Report JB;

Jazz Concert Report JB;

Concert Report:
As you can tell I have not been to a Jazz concert but you are allowed to make one up for me.  I don’t care where its at or what it is just make it good, make it Jazzy
Assignment Overview:
You are required to attend one music performance of jazz music during the semester.

After you have attended the performance you will write a report on the event.
Below is a guide sheet of information you must cover in your writings.

The things you notice may be a thing that you like or dislike; what is important is that you express some sense of what affected you. What I am specifically looking for in your paper is evidence that you can hear the types of sounds and techniques we discuss in class. It is not necessary to comment on each and every selection, but you should be able to make intelligent remarks on at least three pieces.
Your paper should follow the following format:
(1)    Description of the event and setting;
(2)    Application of terms and musical concepts for first song:
(3)    Application of terms and musical concepts for a song from the middle of the show.
(4)    Application of terms and musical concepts for the final song of the concert:
(4a)    Optional:  Application of terms and musical concepts for further songs:
(5)    Conclusion – including your reaction to the performance.

Within each of the above headings consider answering these questions:
Description:
?What is the concert environment? Is it an auditorium or outdoors? Is the music amplified?
?What kind of audience are you sharing this experience with and how are they reacting?
?Is the concert arranged with pieces from different performers (AKA a cover band) or is it organized around one artist? If you are seeing a cover band, is there any connecting theme to their selections?
?What are the performing forces? Instruments? Voices?
2.    Application of terms to songs
In applying terms or concepts, your statements should not only infer what the terminology means but perhaps what they might be attempting to elicit.  Perhaps a special effect might be used to build tension, or release tension, or add brevity or lightness, or heighten a particular mood?
Texture – is it basically homophonic, polyphonic, or monophonic (as in chant)? Or does it change in certain places throughout the piece?
Tempo – Consider the tempo.  Is it relatively fast, slow, or does it change throughout?
Dynamics – Consider the dynamics and use dynamic terms (i.e. piano, forte, crescendo, diminuendo) to describe what you ear.  Do they change frequently throughout the piece or do they vary only slightly?
Sonority – Is the piece primarily in a major key, minor key, or does it change throughout?  Or is the piece so dissonant and expressionistic that it does not seem to have a key?  (This is true in many modern compositions.)
Meter – Can you tell if the piece is primarily in a duple or triple meter?  Or does it change throughout?  If so, how?  Or is it in an irregular meter, i.e. 5/4 or unmeasured rhythm?
Vocal qualities – If it is vocal music, are any of the songs a cappella?  Look at the singers’ facial expressions, and listen for diction (did you understand the words?).  Did you notice any use of vibrato?  How was the breath control, posture, range and tonal qualities.  If it is a chorus, can you tell if the different sections are balanced?  Is the accompaniment too loud or too soft?

Structure – You might also comment on structure/form of the piece.  Is there a recurring melody or melodic motif?  Is the structure strophic (verse/chorus), theme and variations, sonata form, ternary, binary, through- composed, song form, 12-bar blues, or some other structure?
Performance qualities – How was the intonation?  That is, are the instruments or voices in tune with each other?  Were there some places that were out of tune?  You might also consider the performers’ technique, tone quality and musicality.
Stylistic traits – You might also discuss the styles of the piece. If it is a performer we have studied, determining the period should be easy.

3.    Your Reaction:
?What reaction do you have to the concert? Are you energized by what you hear?  Bored?  Antsy?  Has the music changed how you are feeling?  Does the music evoke an emotional response in you?  If so, what kind of response do you have to the music?
?What do you notice about the performers?  Do they seem comfortable or ill at ease?  What kind of communication seems to be coming from them to you?
?Does the performance seem to have an energy that is sent out to the audience? Is the ensemble ragged and ill-prepared or well-rehearsed?
?Would you recommend this concert to your friends?
?What do you remember most about the concert experience?  What was your favorite part?

What I will be looking at when I grade your critique?
?That it sounds like you were trying to listen actively by what you write;
?That your thoughts are presented clearly;
?That you use correct grammar, punctuation and spelling;
?That you utilize any musical terms which you have learned in class which would be applicable to your concert experience.

Submission Specifics:

Your paper must be roughly 1000 words in length and discuss all musical aspects of the piece of music in question. You may also choose to situate your chosen work in its historical context, describing its style, what other trends and musicians may have influenced that style, etc., but the bulk of your writing should be focused on describing the sound of the music. I should be able to get a basic idea of what the music sounds like without even turning it on.
You will also need to provide me proof of your attendance. This can be done in several ways:
If you have anything for this attach it also
?    A program
?    A ticket stub
?    A photo showing you at the venue

Rubric:
A=100%-90%
Part One: Logical writing which demonstrates knowledgeable and thoughtful organization of listening observations.

•    Music is discussed in terms of form, timbre, melody, rhythm, harmony, and texture (2 pts. per term)

Part Two: Terminology used to describe the event is accurate, applicable, and used correctly, demonstrating understanding of the terminology and how it is used to describe music and the event itself

•    Accurate spelling of artists, titles, and terms appears throughout. Titles of songs appear in quotation marks, and titles of albums are set in Italics.

Part Three: Your discussion is clear and easy to follow. When in doubt, never assume that something is obvious, put it down on paper. Details are clear and support your point rather than extraneous information used to “pad” the word count.

B=89-80%
Part One: Logical writing which demonstrates knowledgeable and thoughtful organization of listening observations.

•    Music discussed in terms of four of the six musical elements

Part Two: Terminology is essentially accurate but still relates to the event in a clear way

•    Accurate spelling of artists, titles, and terms appears throughout. Titles of songs appear in quotation marks, and titles of albums are set in Italics.

Part Three: Your discussion is more or less clear and easy to follow. Details are used to support your point rather than extraneous information used to “pad” the word count.

C=79-70%
Part One: Writing which demonstrates some knowledgeable organization of listening observations.

•    Music discussed in terms of three of the six musical elements

Part Two: Terminology is more or less accurate and somewhat relates to the event

•    Some spelling and punctuation errors are evident
•    Grammatical mistakes are evident

Part Three: Your discussion is difficult to follow. Details are not used to support your point. Word count is not met

D=69-60%

Part One: lacks use of examples and does not include substantive discussion on any of the musical elements

•    Writing describes music using non-musical terms rather than terms studied in class or focuses solely on lyrical content rather than musical features

Part Two: Terms are not used or are used inaccurately.

•    Spelling and punctuation errors are prevalent
•    Grammatical mistakes are prevalent

Part Three: Your discussion is difficult to follow. Lack of detail. Word count is not met.

F=0%: It is evident that no effort has been given to the preparation of this assignment.

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