A collection of nine blog prompts developed for an introductory music course that incorporates world music, popular music, and Western art music through a topical (rather than chronological) organization. Each prompt asks students to synthesize course content or apply course concepts to music apart from their assigned listening. Full credit is earned if the student: writes around 200 words; uses musical and/or textual evidence to back up their observations; and leaves a substantive comment (2-3 sentences) on a classmate’s blog. These blog prompts reference passages and assigned listening from Cornelius and Natvig, Music: A Social Experience (2nd ed).
Instructor: Samuel Teeple
Course: Introduction to Music (“Exploring Music”; MUSIC 1)