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This week, we’ve spent some time exploring music and dance as artistic forms. To help you explore what we’ve learned about, your Unit 3 assignment will consist of writing an essay addressing using the...

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This week, we’ve spent some time exploring music and dance as artistic forms. To help you explore what we’ve learned about, your Unit 3 assignment will consist of writing an essay addressing using the following criteria:

Essay Requirements:

• 1,000 words or roughly four double-spaced pages.
• Make use of at least three scholarly sources to support and develop your ideas. Our course text may serve as one of these three sources.
• Your essay should demonstrate a thorough understanding of the READ and ATTEND sections.
• Be sure to cite your sources using proper APA format (7th edition). For help with APA, visit the Bethel Library website to explore a plethora of APA-related tutorials, help videos and resources.

Essay Prompt:
• In this essay, you will choose a favorite song or dance performance and write a critical review of your chosen song or dance based on the formal qualities of music or dance that we’ve learned about this week in chapters 9 and 10. Questions for you to consider in your review:
o What are some of the formal qualities in your chosen song or dance performance?
o What are the expressionist qualities in your chosen song or dance performance?
o How does your chosen song or dance make you feel, what does it make you think?
o Based on everything we’ve learned so far about art, how would you evaluate this song or dance performance as a work of art?

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Nishtha answered on Aug 19 2021
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Running Head: ESSAY WRITING 1
Title of the Paper: Critical Review of a Chosen Music
Name: ___________
Affiliation: ___________________
Table of Contents
Introduction    3
Formal Qualities of Chopin’s Music    3
Expressionist Qualities in Chopin’s Music    4
My Feelings about Chopin’s Music    5
My Evaluation of Chopin’s Music as a Work of Art    6
Conclusion    6
References    8
The art of music connected with the vocal and instrumental sound. Music generally refe
ed as an emotional expression. Sometimes it combines with the cultural standards, melody and rhythm and in case of western music; it connects with harmony. It contains simple folk music as well as the electronic composition. In the history too, music shared important association with the dramas and historical rituals. As mentioned by Bauza-Wahiman (2018), the art of music has a capacity to influence and reflect human emotions.
The possibilities has exploited by the popular culture lie musical theater, internet, televisions, radio and films. As indicated by Martin and Jacobus (2014), to create music requires inspiration and creativity. Moreover, at the very least, to mimic or play tribute to somebody else's music demands a certain amount of skill or talent. Frederic Chopin was a Polish-born pianist and composer.
Formal Qualities of Chopin’s Music
Frederic Chopin’s music set to be romantic hero in his bicentenary year. His music is well famous for its captivating moods and gracefulness. His all music wrote for solo piano. The well-known quality of the Frederic Chopin music is its uniqueness. The playing style is light, had flexibility and delicate enough. His music is capable enough to create different layer of emotions to the listeners. His music seems more intimate in the drawing rooms instead of Concert Hall; I guess that is the reason why most of the people connect with his music.
Chopin wrote almost entirely for piano, a percussive instrument, on which you cannot generate tone. There is no
eath control, no vi
ato, basically no control over the sound of the note, no after touch, all you can do is press and release the notes in sequence at different velocities. As stated by Martin and Jacobus (2014), the melodies of the Chopin’s music, which includes counterpoint, harmonies, chord patters, arpeggios and runs just do not sing, they usually emote. Frederic Chopin has mastery in AB form, all forms whether it is ABAm AABB and other forms as well.
His music has a quality of contrasting sections. Each with internal collection of patterns, riffs, progressions and melodies, his music take listener on a journey. The last quality of Chopin’s music is that he plays music delicately. The music of Chopin is undoubtedly profound. In the hands of the...

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