Music Analysis Assignment
I have used this type of Assignment for years with my Elective Music Classes in Years 11 and 12. This is the fourth in the series, and each subsequent assignment gets harder. The concepts of music that are focused on in this resource are - PITCH, DURATION & TIMBRE/TONE COLOUR. It can be used multiple times and with any music that you have selected for study!
When I hand out this assignment, I explicitly teach the class how to answer each of the questions about the concept on a piece of music that we are currently studying. I also give students time in class to prepare for this assignment—mainly so I can give them help at the point of need. I have found that through this assignment students gain valuable skills in research, aural/listening and writing.
Over the years I have asked students to present their Viva Voce ( which means live voice) either to the whole class OR just to the teacher—it depended on the number of students and also their anxiety levels! In the state I teach in, our Year 12 students can be examined on their presentation of a Viva Voce and it is only to 2-3 external markers, so I have found that presenting these to the teacher only has been more efficient.
For more information on each concept, Viva Voce help and how to use Audacity I have included links to my YouTube screencasts where I am sorry that you will hear my very Aussie accent!
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