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Part 1: Michael Jackson’s Thriller  On the internet or

 Part 1: Michael Jackson’s Thriller  On the internet or your phone, look up the official music video for Michael  Jackson’s Thriller.  After watching this music video, please answer the following questions in a word document: o Describe this video and explain why you believe it became such a mega-hit. o, Share a brief biography of Michael Jackson.  o Thriller is considered characteristic of post-1980s pop music. Describe what makes it distinctive. Be sure to include information about the rhythm, electronic instruments and conventional instruments, and  Jackson’s voice. MUS 121 – Rhythm Blues and Hip Hop Unit 7 – Black Pop and Neotraditional Trends of the 80s and 90s Music as a Cultural Artifact – Guided Listening Assignment Part 2: The Renewal of Rock and the Resurgence of Blues Music   On the internet or your phone, listen to ONE the following: o The Traveling Wilburys, “Handle With Care”  o The Rolling Stones, “Start Me Up:  o Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “I Won’t Back Down”  o Stevie Ray Vaughn, “Voodoo Child”  o Robert Cray, “Strong Persuader”   After listening to your selection, answer the following questions in a word document: o Is your choice representative of a resurgence of rock music or blues music? Explain why you made this determination.  o Share a brief biography of each of the band/artists you chose. o Name the members of each of these bands. o Examine the lyrics and share the lines which are your favorite and made an impression on you. o What are the ideas being addressed in each of these songs?  o What is the date that the original music was written? What is the date that  this original recording was made/released ? o Has anyone else recorded the song you have chosen? If so, find one  YouTube recording of a “cover” of the song you have chosen if it is  available. If nothing is available, please indicate that as well. o List the instruments you hear in these recordings. Are each of these songs  the same or different instrumentation?  o What was your favorite thing about the performances/recordings?  o What emotions did the performances/recordings make you feel when you  heard it? Part 3: Socially-conscious Female Singer-Songwriters  On the internet or your phone, listen to ONE the following: o Suzanne Vega, “The Queen and the Soldier”  o Tracy Chapman, “Fast Car”   After listening to your selection, answer the following questions in a word  document: o Share a brief biography of each of the artist you chose. o Examine the lyrics and share the lines which are your favorite and/or  made an impression on you. o What are the ideas being addressed in each of these songs? How does  the song you chose illustrate the artist’s social-consciousness? o What is the date that the original music was written? What is the date that  this original recording was made/released ? o Has anyone else recorded the song you have chosen? If so, find one  YouTube recording of a “cover” of the song you have chosen if it is  available. If nothing is available, please indicate that as well. o List the instruments you hear in these recordings. Are each of these songs  the same or different instrumentation?  o What was your favorite thing about the performances/recordings?  o What emotions did the performances/recordings make you feel when you  heard it? Requirements:  Three to four pages in length, excluding the Reference page.  APA format, including an in-text citation for referenced works.  At least four resources. Be sure to read the criteria by which your work will be evaluated befo 

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