Music: Stephen Foster

 

Music: Stephen Foster

 

Submit a 750 to 1000-word rough draft of your research paper based on the topic you sent me in your proposal. You have already selected a genre or artist which
interests you and given me some basic details. For this rough draft, you should give me more detailed biographical and/or historical information including when the
music developed, who was involved in performing/producing/marketing the music, and when/if the genre or artists achieved mainstream popularity. You should also be
discussing at least one song or piece to analyse using the elements of music: melody, harmony, texture, timbre, dynamics, and form. You must correctly use at least
three of these terms in your song analysis. You must cite at least one reputable source. This can be a book, newspaper article, magazine article, interview, album
liner notes, or website with a stated author. Wikipedia is not an acceptable source, though it often cites sources which are at the bottom of the page. Google Scholar
(Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. is an excellent tool, and you have access to many databases (Links to an external site.) Links to an external
site. via the SBVC Library (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. . Your source must be properly cited using Modern Language Association (MLA)
format, and Purdue Owl (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. provides a comprehensive guide. If your rough draft is perfect you will not have to
submit a final draft. If you have any questions, please let me know sooner rather than later.