Pick a piece of music that YOU ENJOY. Then do a listening log on it.
Your listening log should consist of 2 paragraphs about your selection. Here are some ideas you will want to discuss:
- musical era (time period/when composed)
- artist or composer name
- tempo (speed)
- texture (voicing/instrumentation/ensemble)
- any influences you hear from previous music you learned about/listened to
- personal opinion of the piece. Do you like it? Do you hate it? Does it remind you of a piece of music you like to listen to? Have you heard it somewhere? A commercial? Sampled in a song?
You may want to use the “what to listen for” section for each piece in the book. This is why you should do this as you go along. 🙂