Read both questions and answer them accordingly on just one page because this journal is worth only 2 pts so for both questions 1 page is enough

Question1. Listen to these three performances of “Nessun Dorma” and compare each of them briefly. Which one do you like the best? Why? There are several extra links as well, did you check them out? If yes, how did you like the selections? Now that you are working with Music Fundamentals you have a working knowledge of how music works. Do you find that your awareness and understanding of music helps you analyze and evaluate these Classical selections more effectively? Why or why not?  Here are the links:

(Listen to these different versions of “Nessun Dorma” by Giacomo Puccini written for his opera “Turandot,” you will need to copy and paste each link into your browser)

  1., This is a link to a performance of “Nessun Dorma” sung by Pavarotti.
  2. This is a link to a performance of “Nessun Dorma” sung by The Four Tenors.
  3. This is a link to a performance of “Nessun Dorma” sung by MIchael Bolton.
  4. , This is a link to 10 performances of “NessunDorma” sung by 10 different artists, and rated by a classical label.
  5. . This is a link to 10 different operas that most people like, but often times do not know that they like these popular melodies.




Question 2  You have been working with Hook theory textbook, the Hook pad, videos, and even the dictation. Let’s focus on the Theory Tab (Dictation) for this journal.

a. Select several of your favorite songs and see if it is analyzed on the Dictation search engine.

b. Play your selection in video mode, and play your selection in piano mode. Did you notice the difference between the video version (actual recording) and the leaner/simpler piano version?

c. The melody line has details of rhythm that can be manipulated on the Hook pad “Duration” tab/key on the left top side of the screen. The length/duration/rhythm combined with the pitches being sounded creates an effective melodic theme that is pleasing to listen to over and over.

d. Select another favorite song and see how it is analyzed on Theory Tab. Compare both analyses and see if there are similar chord progressions or similar melody patterns or even rhythmic patterns.

e. Did you discover anything new? I think identifying patterns in music is meaningful and fun to do.

2. Submit your findings from Question #1 above to Journal #13. Copy and paste your data into the journal.




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