Using Spotify, you will create a playlist of 8 pieces that align with a social topic, as in the titles of our textbook’s chapters (“Music and Love,” “Music and War,” etc.). You may select your own topic; however, it cannot be one of the options presented in the textbook. You must include at least one song from each category of Global/World Music, Western Art Music, and Popular Music. Alongside the playlist is a written paper that describes the musical characteristics of each piece, as well as how the social context surrounding the music aligns with your topic.
This assignment is divided into several sections with due dates throughout the semester. Later in the semester, full directions and expectations for each stage will be posted on the course site.