Assignment #3: Compare and Contrast

To complete this assignment:

  1. Find an original song, and a cover of that song (5pts).
    1. Make sure the original is ACTUALLY the original.
    2. Please do not use Youtube Covers of songs by some guy/girl in their bedroom. If you cannot download it on iTunes or stream it on Spotify, it doesn’t count.
  2. Research the basic facts about each song (release dates, guest artists, etc.) (5pts).
  3. Listen to both versions and analyze each selection like you did for your last assignment.
  4. Compare both versions to each other.
  5. Write a blog post explaining your analysis(30pts)

Your analysis should compare/contrast the following topics:

  1. Vocal styles (5pts)
  2. Use of Lyrics (5pts)
  3. Instrumentation (5pts)
  4. Mood (2pts)
  5. Tempo (3pts)
  6. Anything else of note that sets the two versions apart.
  7. An brief explanation of which version if your favorite and why.

Your blog should look something like this:

OPTION1:

Paragraph 1 – Introduce both songs.

Paragraph 2 – Describe the original.

Paragraph 3 – Describe the cover, listing what makes it different from the original.

Paragraph 4 – A summary that includes your opinion on both the original song and the cover                          version. (5pts)

OPTION 2: 

Paragraph 1 – introduce both songs.

Paragraph 2 – Describe how both songs are similar. (Compare)

Paragraph 3 – Describe how both songs are different. (Contrast)

Paragraph 4 – A summary that includes your opinion on both the original song                                              and the cover version. (5pts)

 

Grading: 40 Points Total

Song Selection – 5pts

Research – 5pts

Analysis – 25pts

Writing Style – 5pts

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