A. Read the following article: Pearls Before Breakfast, published 4/8/07 in the Washington Post by Gene Weingarten http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/04/AR2007040401721.html Consider these questions:
1. How do you believe that you would have reacted to this street musician, not knowing that he was a world-famous violinist? What is your typical reaction to a street musician in the city? Be honest.
2. When was the last time you stood and stared at something? What struck you about that moment that made you stop and consider what you were looking at/listening to? How does it fit into the article?
3. When you first started taking this class, you had had some kind of experience with music, even if it were just playing the radio. What kind of experience would you like to have with music now, after a couple weeks of this course? Will it be deeper, the same, shallower? Be honest and support your statements.
4. Give any further reactions to this article
when writing this paper all answers should go along with questions, after each question you put the answer underneath and go to next line answer to answer question 2 and so on and so on. this assignment should required about 300 words
Now this is the discussion board assignment, the instructions are as follows: please make sure you follow instructions for both assignments if any questions please reach out to me. this assignment should be fairly easy, just look for the video and the Britten’s Young Person’s guide to the Orchestra
On page 60 in your book, you should see a listening guide for Benjamin Britten’s “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra”. Here is a link to video of a performance of the piece on YouTube: Part 1: http://youtu.be/OaGltkHps5U (You may skip the interview and go right to the 4’33” mark.); Part 2: http://youtu.be/bVPHsNUgreU Read the guide and follow it while watching the performance.
Then answer these questions:
•What did you learn form listening to and following the guide for Britten’s “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra”?
•How is your knowledge from your previous reading assignments reinforced by this piece?
•What was your favorite variation and why?