1. Due to my absence today, the “Soundtrack of My Life Presentations” will be pushed to Monday and Wednesday of next week. Be prepared to present on Monday, and be sure that you’ve emailed me a Power Point attachment (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the end of the block. Make sure the files are free of any grammatical, punctuation, or capitalization errors.
2. If you are one of the several students who have not submitted a tonal analysis for ½ (late) credit, you need to complete it now. Submissions received after today will not be scored, and missing a test grade will likely result in an F for term 4. If you choose to complete it today, email a copy to Mr. Kefor.
3. Review the SSRS form- if you’ve misplaced your copy, you can download one from Edline. Locate 3 devices that a) we haven’t covered in class or b) you are still confused about. As a comment to this post, type the terms and their definitions; locate an example (quote) from a song we’ve covered in class (note the title and artist); and offer a statement explaining how the sample exemplifies the term.
4. Finally, after looking carefully at the dynamics of the SSRS, attempt to locate a song (any song) that you believe could potentially outscore any other song when cycled through the form’s tabulation. In other words, locate what you believe is the most poetic song out there. Post the lyrics to your blog under the heading “SSRS Throwdown: Proposed Lyrics.” Beginning next week, we will have an SSRS Throwdown, whereby teams select a song, evaluate it based on the SSRS, and go head-to-head to make their case. Grades are based on your song’s performance and your group’s ability to identify its elements and devices.