Assignment #2: Featured Song

This week, you will be featuring a song on your blog. It can be your favorite song, but it doesn’t have to be.

Your blog post should include the following:

  1. An embedded video of your chosen song. (5pts)
  2. A paragraph introducing your song that lists the following (you will have to research): (8pts)
    1. Artist name
    2. Date of release (at least the year)
    3. Recording company (if self-published, you must state that)
    4. How successful the song was (sales, charts, etc.)
    5. NOTE: If your song is a cover of another song, you MUST mention the original songwriter/performer.
  3. A paragraph describing your song musically. Please discuss: (10pts)
    1. Instruments
    2. Vocal styles
    3. Mood
    4. Tempo (speed)
    5. Lyric meaning
  4. A summarizing paragraph that includes your personal feelings about the song. (2pts)


Don’t forget to hit “Publish” when you are finished!

Blog Assignment #1: Your First Post


In your first post, please include the following:

  1. Write a brief musical biography. It can include any of the following:
    1. A brief biography
    2. Earliest musical memories
    3. Any musical activities in which you are involved
    4. Your music listening habits (when, where, how)
    5. Your favorite artists and why
  2. Insert a picture
    1. Download a photo that relates, in some way, to the biography you wrote above.
    2. Go to “Insert Media”
    3. Upload the file you already have saved
    4. Select “insert into post” at the bottom right corner.
  3. Embed a video using a URL. It can be a video of your favorite song or something else that relates to you musically.
    1. Find a video online you want to insert and copy the URL
    2. Go to “Insert Media”
    3. Select “Insert from URL”
    4. Past the URL into the window. A video screenshot should  show up beneath.
    5. Select “insert into post” at the bottom right corner.
  4. Publish your Post
    1. select “Preview” to look at a draft of your post.
    2. If you like it, select “Publish,” and your post will go live.