As technology grew and society began to communicate on a global level, music also changed. How did these changes affect how music is created and sold?
Computers are now being included in the authoring and performing of music. If you made a prediction, in 100 years, will synthesized instruments have replaced the kind of instruments we play today? Why or why not?
How are rhythm, harmony, melody, and variation used in musical works and why?
How do musicians generate creative ideas?
How do musicians improve the quality of their creative work?
How do musicians make creative decisions?
How does the composer balance technical skills and planning with spontaneous creativity? Does one revoke or supersede the other?
How would creating a film score change your appreciation for those individuals who compose music for movies? Which elements of creating a film score would you find most difficult? Which would you find most rewarding?
Identify a song that tells a story. How does the artist or composer use music to tell the story? Do you think music enhanced or detracted from the story? Why?
If you were invited by your community to create a piece of music to represent the society, what type of music would you create? What would it express? How would it speak to future generations?
In what ways can a piece of music be organized?
What are some examples of song form?
What examples of rhythm do you find in nature?
What is the concept of balance in music?
What is the difference between reading music and playing by ear?
What is the relationship between form and function in music? Comparatively, how has the relationship between form and function shifted in the contemporary aesthetic?
What is the value of musical notation?
What other forms of musical notation exist besides Western music notation?