Write a reaction to the following modern jazz-influenced popular (and one old R&B) selections: (DESCRIBE WHAT YOU HEAR, THEN YOUR EMOTIONAL REACTION
es not need to be expert testimony. Some further ideas for your listening
: After starting with the instruments that you hear, then try to ascertain more how they are being used (in a group of like instruments?
As a solo instrument? Performing the melody?
Or as a background behind the main melody?).
Then move on to other musical elements: tempo, volume, energy.
What is the mood of the piece?
What effect are the performers trying to achieve?
Who are their target audiences?