Herbie Hancock – Live in Concert 2006
Watch online Jazz concerts, and write a separate concert review paper for each concert.
The first goal of the paper is to prove that you watched an entire performance, and paid attention to details the entire time.
The second goal of the paper is to fulfill the writing requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Each student should work on their ability to communicate clearly in writing.
Do not use the “first-person” voice when writing the review.
Write like a reporter: stating who, what, and when.
Avoid using the word “I”.
Instead of saying “The concert I chose to review was”, say “Herbie Hancock performed a concert at the Atlanta Jazz Festival on May 5th, 2022”
Instead of saying “I thought the piano player was amazing”, say “The piano player amazed the audience with their incredible skill”.
Instead of saying “I was bored the entire time”, say “The concert was not interesting”
Your ideas are already presumed to be your own. Your ideas may communicate clearer and stronger when stated directly.
The average “A” paper has 8-12 paragraphs and includes details about the venue, each musician, and each song. Write it to be interesting to the reader: like a great blog-post or magazine article.
Here is the suggested process:
Watch the entire video and take good notes on all of the performers, the songs performed, and what you thought about each one.
The songs and performers will be announced at different points in the concert. You may also search the YouTube comments or the Web for needed information, but avoid using ANY copy and paste.
Write an intro paragraph explaining which concert you choose, including date, place, name, and why you picked it.
Write a paragraph describing the musicians as they appear in the video. Don’t just list them, and avoid any copy and paste. No biographical information is needed. Make it interesting!
Write a paragraph for each song, describe it and what you thought of it
Write a closing paragraph: summarize your overall impression of the concert.