Monday, 29 October 2012

Assignment No. 2

The following five songs appear on the Billboard Canada Hot 100:

We Are Never Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift
One More Night - Maroon 5
Diamonds - Rhianna
Good Time - Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen
Skyfall - Adele

If you were creating a music chart of your own, how would you rank these songs on a scale of 1 - 5 (1 being your top song)? Please explain in musical terms your reasoning for the song's position on your chart.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Assignment No. 1

You Tube provides us with access to a wealth of videos of our favourite artists, musicians, bands and groups. For this week's assignment, go on You Tube, find a live performance of one of your favourite songs. 
As an example, here is a live version of a favourite song of mine.  This video is Janelle Monae performing Tightrope at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival. 

Post the link in the comments section and answer the following questions.
1. Name the artist and the song name.
2. Is it a solo, duet, small group or large group?
3. Why do you like this song? Please explain using musical reasons.