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ASSIGNMENT: REVERB AS AN INSTRUMENT Clear your mind and listen to this song Dani

ASSIGNMENT: REVERB AS AN INSTRUMENT
Clear your mind and listen to this song Daniel from Bat For Lashes (stage name for artist Natasha Khan), then answer the questions below. Make sure your phone is off, take a couple extra breaths, and get settled in before you begin.
What were your emotional responses to this record?
How would you describe Natasha’s vocal performance?
Did the reverb on the vocal effect the emotion of the record?
What other elements affected your responses to this record?

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ASSIGNMENT: REVERB AS AN INSTRUMENT Clear your mind and listen to the song Danie

ASSIGNMENT: REVERB AS AN INSTRUMENT
Clear your mind and listen to the song Daniel from Bat For Lashes (stage name for artist Natasha Khan), then answer the questions below. Make sure your phone is off, take a couple extra breaths, and get settled in before you begin.
What were your emotional responses to this record?
How would you describe Natasha’s vocal performance?
Did the reverb on the vocal effect the emotion of the record?
What other elements affected your responses to this record?

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ASSIGNMENT: REVERB AS AN INSTRUMENT Clear your mind and listen to the song Danie

ASSIGNMENT: REVERB AS AN INSTRUMENT
Clear your mind and listen to the song Daniel from Bat For Lashes (stage name for artist Natasha Khan), then answer the questions below. Make sure your phone is off, take a couple extra breaths, and get settled in before you begin.
What were your emotional responses to this record?
How would you describe Natasha’s vocal performance?
Did the reverb on the vocal effect the emotion of the record?
What other elements affected your responses to this record?

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Write a 5 page essay that will pass through turnitin.com that is in mla format.

write a 5 page essay that will pass through turnitin.com that is in mla format. No plagiarism allowed. follow all the instructions on file and include everything that it asks. watch the 3 youtube videos at the bottom to base the report on and use all of them in the report. use correct citations when needed and cite from the videos and other sources used to complete essay. I need it by Tuesday nov 22nd by 10pm. also include how you felt about the pieces and be descriptive if you could. thank you!

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Write a 5 page essay that will pass through turnitin.com that is in mla format.

write a 5 page essay that will pass through turnitin.com that is in mla format. No plagiarism allowed. follow all the instructions on file and include everything that it asks. watch the 3 youtube videos at the bottom to base the report on and use all of them in the report. use correct citations when needed and cite from the videos and other sources used to complete essay. I need it by Tuesday nov 22nd by 10pm. also include how you felt about the pieces and be descriptive if you could. thank you!

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What were the cultural and social influences on the genre and artist.

3 pages types written, times new Roman,12 font ,double spaced.
Must use at least 3 refrences(ex:Oxford or groves music online,JSTOR articles)cannot be wiki
Essay must include:
A brief history on the genre Brazilian funk aswell as a biography of Gerson King Combo.
What were the cultural and social influences on the genre and artist.
The affect of this artists music or Brazilian society .
BE SURE TO QUOTE YOUR SOURCES(use footnotes citations ,or parenthesis) in the body of your paper, and include a bibliography (works cited)page.
A brief analysis of a song or songs The represent the genre or the artist style.
And finally a brief summary.

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Consider the socioeconomic, political, cultural and historical landscapes, examining both the music’s importance within that time period as well as its present day legacy.

Album Analysis: Old School – Golden Era
Students will complete a project in which they have thoroughly examined the music of one Hip Hop album released between 1979-1993. Closely examine and discuss the lyrics and music, interpreting the messages and meaning of at least 2 specific songs. There should be great attention and detail placed on the discussion of musical elements and connections to class themes. Consider the socioeconomic, political, cultural and historical landscapes, examining both the music’s importance within that time period as well as its present day legacy. Papers should be 5 full pages, 12-point font, Times New Roman, 1-inch margins.
You may NOT use the following artists for the paper: Public Enemy, N.W.A. Queen Latifah, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Tupac. Try to get outside your comfort zone, don’t ask about Illmatic- that was ’94.
Create a clear thesis to help shape and focus your paper. For example, “Album X represents/reflects/ addresses the socio-political/economic/cultural landscape of [insert time period] in the way it…[X, Y, Z.]” Support your thesis through discussion of the album, and focus on 2 specific songs to analyze. You can mention other songs, but choose two for close analysis.
Cleary identify the context that will frame your discussion. What historical or cultural events and issues are you using to highlight the importance of this album?
You are required to cite any material you use from outside sources, and sources should be used.
Papers should be 5 pages in length. (5 FULL pages)
– DOUBLE SPACED
12 pt. font
1-inch margins
Times New Roman font
– Include a works cited page that lists all sources
Cover page and works cited not included in page count
– Use at least 2 scholarly sources
This means academically published journals, books and scholarly works
– Use formal tone when writing
Avoid contractions and colloquial phrases
MLA or Chicago style citations – check Purdue OWL for citation guidelines
In-text citation required – parenthetical documentation or footnotes
Strong papers will contain body paragraphs that support a clear thesis. Your ideas should be well-supported using evidence through musical analysis and historical research. Be specific and avoid vague, broad statements about your selected songs.
**Double check the year of the album to make sure it falls within the years provided**

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Why is this song relevant to the lecture/unit?

What instruments are used in this song?
What are some of the most clear sonic characteristics of the song? (i.e. form, timbre, singing style, vocal harmonies, unusual instruments, etc
How do these sounds relate to the (sub-)genres that came before it?
Why is this song relevant to the lecture/unit?
Why did you chose this particular song? What made it stand out for you?

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What historical or cultural events and issues are you using to highlight the importance of this album?

Album Analysis: Old School – Golden Era
Students will complete a project in which they have thoroughly examined the music of one Hip Hop album released between 1979-1993. Closely examine and discuss the lyrics and music, interpreting the messages and meaning of at least 2 specific songs. There should be great attention and detail placed on the discussion of musical elements and connections to class themes. Consider the socioeconomic, political, cultural and historical landscapes, examining both the music’s importance within that time period as well as its present day legacy. Papers should be 5 full pages, 12-point font, Times New Roman, 1-inch margins.
You may NOT use the following artists for the paper: Public Enemy, N.W.A. Queen Latifah, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Tupac. Try to get outside your comfort zone, don’t ask about Illmatic- that was ’94.
Create a clear thesis to help shape and focus your paper. For example, “Album X represents/reflects/ addresses the socio-political/economic/cultural landscape of [insert time period] in the way it…[X, Y, Z.]” Support your thesis through discussion of the album, and focus on 2 specific songs to analyze. You can mention other songs, but choose two for close analysis.
Cleary identify the context that will frame your discussion. What historical or cultural events and issues are you using to highlight the importance of this album?
You are required to cite any material you use from outside sources, and sources should be used.
Papers should be 5 pages in length. (5 FULL pages)
– DOUBLE SPACED
12 pt. font
1-inch margins
Times New Roman font
– Include a works cited page that lists all sources
Cover page and works cited not included in page count
– Use at least 2 scholarly sources
This means academically published journals, books and scholarly works
– Use formal tone when writing
Avoid contractions and colloquial phrases
MLA or Chicago style citations – check Purdue OWL for citation guidelines
In-text citation required – parenthetical documentation or footnotes
Strong papers will contain body paragraphs that support a clear thesis. Your ideas should be well-supported using evidence through musical analysis and historical research. Be specific and avoid vague, broad statements about your selected songs.
**Double check the year of the album to make sure it falls within the years provided**

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Choose a record that illustrates a great vocal that works due to the singer’s conviction and/or personality, rather than their vocal range and technique.

ANALYZING VOCAL PERFORMANCE
PART 1
Choose a record that epitomizes your vision of the “virtuoso” singer. Listen to the record with fresh ears, using the listening techniques you’ve been developing. Write a short analysis of the record.
In your analysis:
1. Include the name of the artist, song title and genre.
2. Chart the form of the record and identify the developing emotions conveyed throughout.
3. Locate the climax.
4. Analyze how the virtuoso elements of the vocal performance contribute to the record’s emotional impact.
5. Analyze the emotional contour of the vocal and its contribution to the emotions of the record.
6. Comment on other aspects of the record that you haven’t yet analyzed (artist’s identity, instrumental arrangement and performance, groove and lyrics).
PART 2
Choose a record that illustrates a great vocal that works due to the singer’s conviction and/or personality, rather than their vocal range and technique. Listen to the record with fresh ears, using the techniques you’ve been developing. Write a short analysis of the record.
In your analysis:
1. Include the name of the artist, song title and genre.
2. Chart the form of the record and identify the developing emotions conveyed throughout.
3. Locate the climax.
4. Analyze how the singer’s conviction and/or personality contributes to the record’s emotional impact.
5. Analyze the emotional contour of the vocal and its contribution to the emotions of the record.
6. Comment on other aspects of the record that you haven’t yet analyzed (artist’s identity, instrumental arrangement and performance, groove and lyrics).
You don’t need to do an entire production timeline of each of these records (although you’re certainly welcome to). A list of the form with the climax indicated will suffice.
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Having virtuoso singing chops can open up more options in terms of repertoire, and could give the singer an expanded range of how to express oneself vocally. This is great, but not without potential pitfalls. A couple to consider: * Virtuoso vocal expression in the service of the emotion of the song can be an effective tool. Gratuitous use of vocal gymnastics in order to impress the listener, while often a crowd-pleasing live ego-boost, can backfire on a recording. Intention is important here.
* Sometimes great singers wind up embarrassing themselves in the long run due to the songs they choose to sing; if your artist sounds good singing anything, it’s easier to let yourself become less rigorous in the selection of material. It’s good to ask the question, “Will we still be proud of this record in twenty years?” Sinatra was famous for walking in to the studio and nailing his performance on the first or second take, while singing along with a full orchestra… Live TV performances demonstrate how virtually flawless Ariana Grande’s performances are… The vocal track for “My Heart Will Go On,” the Grammy winning, best-selling, Titanic record performed by Celine Dion, was recorded in one take in a demo studio. Originally intended to be a demo for the eventual record, everyone involved in the project, from producer Walter Afanasieff, to composer James Horner, to Titanic film director James Cameron, agreed that the vocal was “perfect” and there was no reason to do it again.
Compared to working with singers who take a few passes just to start warming up, recording the virtuoso singer can present its own set of challenges.
A few tips to capturing the virtuoso singer on record
Be ready on the first take.
The virtuoso singer may nail it in one take, and if you’re not ready, you risk losing something special. Be sure to have everything set up, checked out, and levels set before they even start singing.
Consider setting up two microphones.
Especially if your singer uses a lot of dynamics, setting up two mikes, one closer in and one slightly further back, can be an excellent way to capture a performance and give you more options later. Try an unobtrusive small-diaphragm condenser mic one foot back from the main vocal mike for starters.
Have a pop filter (or two).
It’s a real drag to not be able to use an emotionally gripping performance due to a big gust of wind hitting the diaphragm of the mic right at the climax.
Be aware of room tone.
This is much more of an issue with loud singers, as louder sounds will bounce off the walls and ceilings and reflect back into the mic. Absorptive treatment of small spaces is a good idea if you will be recording loud singers there.