Write about the relationship of music to each decade

Oct 1st, 2014
RockCafe
Category:
Writing
Price: $30 USD

Question description

Music is a medium that has shaped the ages.  As noted throughout your text, social movements have existed and evolved through many methods and vehicles;  Music is one of those vehicles and music represents more than entertainment. It has spoken for generations, and exemplified belief systems.

For this assignment, you are to write a 3-4 page research essay (excluding coversheet, appendix, and bibliography) that addresses the following questions and contexts.  In this paper, explore the relationship of music to each decade from the 1960’s through 2000-2010.  This paper should discuss high profile events or movements that happened in each decade and for each decade pick a song that personifies or represents the primary “mood” of the decade.   In the essay:

identify events in each decade

explain how events are connected to what the song represents

explain how media outlets aided the song’s popularity or representation of the decades events

show how lyrics are used in the messaging (if full lyrics are used in the paper, they must be attached as an appendix and do not count in the 3-4 total pages)

help justify your opinions with 1-3 outside sources other than the textbook and properly cite sources throughout your paper

utilize terminology from the Vivian text when applicable and properly cite sources throughout your paper

show how technology and social media influenced the listener’s reactions

The summary portion of the essay (perhaps at least 1 page of the entire essay) should draw connections between the decades and synthesize your findings.  For instance, discuss what are commonalities of movements and people who are represented throughout the decades?   Are these songs anthems for each decade or do the stand the test of time with other generations?  Are there common threads that connect some decades with others?

Grading Criteria (Not exact, but provided as a guideline)

___/5 points -- identify events in each decade

___/5 points -- explain how events are connected to what the song represents

___/5 points -- show how lyrics are used in the messaging (if full lyrics are used in the paper, they must be attached as an appendix and do not count in the 4-5 total pages)

___/5 points -- help justify your opinions with 1-3 outside sources other than the textbook with proper source citation throughout and bibliography

___/5 points -- utilize terminology from the Vivian text when applicable

___/5 -- show how technology and social media or other media outlets influenced the listener’s reactions

___/5 points -- appropriate grammar and structure; college level writing

___/15 points -- the summary is appropriate length and draws connections between the decades and synthesizes the findings, such as what are the commonalities of the movements and people represented and addresses the question, “are these songs only anthems for each individual decade or do they also provide representation for and transfer to, other generations and decades?

Final Grade on Paper ______/50

*Please ask any questions you may have before accepting this question.  I personally like Country, Jazz, Pop and Rhythm & Blues, so if they could be incorporated into the paper that'll be great.


Tutor Answer

(Top Tutor) Daniel C.
(997)
School: Cornell University
PREMIUM TUTOR

Studypool has helped 1,244,100 students

3 Reviews


Summary
Quality
Communication
On Time
Value
BlueOcean
Nov 18th, 2016
" Awesome! Exactly what I wanted. "
ashleyisgod
Oct 26th, 2016
" Top quality work from this guy! I'll be back! "
Molly_Moon
Oct 4th, 2016
" AMAZING as always! "
Ask your homework questions. Receive quality answers!

Type your question here (or upload an image)

1823 tutors are online

Brown University





1271 Tutors

California Institute of Technology




2131 Tutors

Carnegie Mellon University




982 Tutors

Columbia University





1256 Tutors

Dartmouth University





2113 Tutors

Emory University





2279 Tutors

Harvard University





599 Tutors

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



2319 Tutors

New York University





1645 Tutors

Notre Dam University





1911 Tutors

Oklahoma University





2122 Tutors

Pennsylvania State University





932 Tutors

Princeton University





1211 Tutors

Stanford University





983 Tutors

University of California





1282 Tutors

Oxford University





123 Tutors

Yale University





2325 Tutors