W​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​rite 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?