1. Reading Response
(on Malone, Davis, and Troutman)
Please answer each of the following questions, drawing from the readings where applicable. Responses to each question should be a minimum of 100 words.
2.write a short forum post regarding the song; this is not about judging whether the song is “good” or “bad” but rather reflecting on how it demonstrates or exemplifies our lecture/reading material and how it relates to your own life experiences.
In addition to making a post, you will be expected to make a peer review to other students’ posts. Again, these responses are not about judging goodness or badness or rightness or wrongness, but about exploring the relationships between concepts (course themes), media objects (songs) and life experiences.
In these posts and responses will be graded both for:
-your understanding of the course concepts and how they relate
to this song
-your ability to engage constructively and respectfully with your fellow students.
– just write a paragraph on both post, nothing too long.
Example for the peer review:
Hi Sarah! I also really enjoyed the song and found the upbeat tempo captivating as I watched. The style that Clara Ward sings in is definitely very entertaining and brings good energy to her band and backup singers/dancers and the entire audience. I’ve listened to almost no religious music because I assumed it would all be kinda boring but after watching this video and watching the lecture I’m definitely more motivated to look for different kinds of religious music knowing that some might fit the styles of music I usually like to listen to.
I think the different kinds of religious styles of music that emerged over time just shows the results of different people bringing new things to the table but also the results of missionaries converting people to Christianity in new places with different styles of music.