Reflection Question No. 2
Your answer should be at least 300 words
in length, single spaced, and in Times New Roman (or equivalent).
Please remember that you
have a maximum of 400 words to craft your answer. P
recise diction, clear syntax, and good
rhetoric are all essential
parts of the assignment as well as a logical and factual answer
employment of language may have an adverse effect on your grade.
read an excerpt from a book by the
renowned American composer
In this book,
What to Listen for in Music
, Copeland makes the claim that
he destiny of a piece
depends on the attitude of
107 is a class specif
ically designed to
give you tool
to better able you to critically listen to music and evaluate its artistic and aesthetic
value, to more cogently express why you like or dislike a piece of music or more critically evaluate
your opinion given the suspension
of your own expectations and desires, listening to
the music on its terms rather than your own
Briefly reflect on and write about
from the music you
Do you have expectation
s from m
usic? Should it
function to your life or
can it be valuable on its own terms?
Take a look at your recently graded listening journals. Find a
few pieces which you did not li
ke, which you might have found
etc. Critically evaluate your own evaluation. Ques
tion yourself and your
hould Gregorian Chant be more exciting? Should a Catholic
? Are these perhaps
Maybe, but maybe not.
Reevaluate some of your thoughts in regards to pieces you didn
t like. What did you not like
? Does this ultimately reflect the intent of the music
If you chose to
your evaluation of a piece of music (which
is fine), it
you give specific examples
or quotations from class texts or other
your point and demonstrate your knowledge.
For example, i
f a chant isn
t exciting enough, and
think that it is the goal of that music to be exciting, then prove it.
This is not
necessarily an invalid argument.
Good arguments can be made for either side. However, a
ut critical evaluation and support
be weak, which will reflect in its apportioned
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