Discussion Board #5
Be sure to read the assigned online lesson before reading this discussion board.

Since each group will be participating in only one discussion board, every participant will have time to craft a thoughtful initial post of about 300 to 350 words in length. Think of the discussion board as an opportunity to write a mini-essay. We recommend that you prepare your post as a Word document, so that you can polish your writing before posting it. (You can then copy and paste your text into the discussion board.) These discussion boards are more about quality than quantity.

Discussion Board #5: Jazz-Rock Fusion; Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett

Posting and Responding Group: Group Swing

While Group Swing members will be the only ones posting and responding on this discussion board, everyone is expected to listen to the ten recordings under consideration, and to read all the posts and responses on this discussion board.

Listen to the ten Recordings and Information for Discussion Board #5. NOTE: It is recommended that you open this link in a new tab.  To do this, right click on the link, and select “Open Link in New Tab” from the drop down menu. This will allow you to toggle between the discussion board and the recordings.

Read the introductory information relating to the ten recordings, and then listen to each of the ten recordings.  Read the two question topics associated with each recording.  Consider which recordings interest you most. 

Before making your own initial post, be sure to read any posts on the discussion board that your groupmates have already made.  When possible, select a recording that has not yet been addressed, so that all ten recordings are addressed.  With approximately twenty members on each group, there should be no more than two group members addressing the same recording.  And if you are the second one to write about a particular recording, select the topic that the first writer did not choose.  In all cases, strive not to repeat those things that have already been stated in others’ posts; strive to offer fresh observations.  There is an abundance of musical material to allow this!

Use the recording title, followed by either Topic 1 or Topic 2, as the title of your post (e.g., Bitches Brew, Topic 1).  Specifically, the ten recordings are:

“Bitches Brew”  (Listening List) ***
“Birdland”  (Listening List) ***
“This Is This”
“Steps – What Was”  (Listening List) ***
“Now He Sings, Now He Sobs”
“Landscape for Future Earth”
“All the Things You Are”
Group Swing members:  Post your mini-essay by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, and respond to two or three of your groupmates’ posts by 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

Regarding the responses: Sooner is better.  That way, there is more opportunity for discussion.

NOTE: Canvas does not allow us to limit a student’s technical capability to post on any board that the student can see. This means that you must know whether the discussion board is assigned to your group, and whether you are supposed to be posting and responding on the board, or simply reading all the posts and responses of the assigned group, and listening to all the recordings on the discussion board.  If you mistakenly post on a discussion board that is not assigned to your group, you will not receive credit for that work.


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