Comparison Study and Analysis Directions Analyze a SYMPHONY! Choose ONE out of

Comparison Study and Analysis Directions
Analyze a SYMPHONY! Choose ONE out of the four following Symphonies to Analyze. Remember to only choose ONEsymphony to analyze.
And, to use only the links I have provided for you to use. Instructions are shown below the video links.
93-100 points – Submitted paper, 4-5 comparison points & 3-4 pages long
81-92 points – Submitted paper, 3 comparison points, & 3 pages long
65-80 points – Submitted paper, 2 comparison points, less than 3 pages long
55-64 points – Submitted paper, 1 comparison point, less than 3 pages long
0 points – No submitted paper.
Symphony #5 by Beethoven (Links to an external site.)
Symphony #40 by Mozart (Links to an external site.)
Dvorák: Symphony No. 9, PSO, Marin Alsop (Links to an external site.)
Symphony #94 by Haydn
Basic Analysis – Analyze a Symphony – things to consider… First look at the SCORE and view each of the four movements of your symphony. comparing and contrasting the 4 movements from the symphony you choose to analyze. Use specific information (terms, etc.) that you have learned from the course in your descriptions. A majority of your paper should be a description of what you observed in the SCORE and a comparison of the similarities and differences between the movements of the symphony you choose to analyze. All SCORES are located under the Analyze a Symphony MODULE Remember you only choose ONE symphony to analyze.
Use these five categories to analyze and compare the four movements of the symphony (one movement at a time):
Tonality – Major or minor tonality?
Tempo – fast, slow, moderate, gradually changing (Note: each movement is named a tempo marking)
Meter – duple, triple, or quadruple
Dynamics – loud, soft, gradually changing?
Articulation – accent, staccato, sforzando, tenuto, fermata, legato?
REMEMBER: You have an Analyze a Symphony paper template (in MSWord format, so you can type in the template!) to use to gather information on your symphony. Background information that you find about the composer and the symphony you are analyzing on the Internet. After you analyze each movement of the symphony and compare them, read information about the composer and symphony, watch the performance (YouTube) of the symphony you chose. Then write your analysis paper. And don’t forget to cite your sources at the end of the comparison study.
COPY AND PASTE THE URL FROM EACH WEBSITE WHERE YOU FOUND THE INFORMATION AT THE END OF THE REPORT. I must be able to verify your information by using the URL, so be sure it is complete.
WRITING STYLE: Grammar, spelling, syntax, rhetoric and addressing all of the guidelines as listed above.
How will the report be graded?
The report MUST contain the following:
The title of the symphony and the composer.
Write one paragraph on the composer of the work
List each of the four movements and analyze each movement separately. Then compare each movement with the other movements.
Cite your sources at the end of the paper
How should the report be formatted?
Typed, average size font (11-12), double-spaced.
Minimum: Approximately three to four pages. Maximum: No limit! (Points will be deducted for reports shorter than three pages).
When writing your paper in essay form, do not use bullet points to describe the elements of a piece in your paper; remember this is an essay!
Weight: This comparison study/analysis paper counts 10% toward your final grade in the course.
It shouldn’t take you more than one hour to analyze your symphony, depending on which symphony you choose. Beethoven’s 5th symphony is 33 minutes long!
How To Submit Your Report
Submit your report through our CANVAS class. It uses SimCheck for plagiarism. DO NOT copy words directly from the Internet. The ENTIRE paper MUST be in your own words. It is strongly suggested that you type your paper using a word processor such as MSWord, making sure that you save your work as you go along. Do not type in the textbox; instead have your report saved as a document. The document formats you can upload are txt, doc, and pdf, as well as jpg, gif and tif. Google docs and Pages docs are not acceptable!! Save these documents as a pdf to submit.
How to prepare for the concert listening experience
Look up information on the composer, musical style and, the symphony you are analyzing ahead of time. Use the Internet or reference sources (books, articles, etc.) online. Be sure to CITE your sources (ie: URL, book article, etc) or points will be deducted. (NOTE: Using someone else’s material as your own is considered plagiarism and is a violation of the college academic honesty code and may result in a grade of 0%.)
This Analyze a Symphony paper is due by end of day, June 3rd and is worth 10% of your final grade.

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