Students will choose a genre of music outside of their typical listening pleasure and explore the nuances and conventions of that genre through listening and explanations on worksheets.
The project is based on Pandora’s “Music Genome Project” and explores how streaming music services classify pieces of music and provide suggestions based on exhibited preferences. The final project will be an audio or video recording of the student’s final written genre presentation.
After the first-day introduction and directions, students will work independently until the final day of recording. At the first day of each week of the exercise, the teacher will present a brief “progress” session and will collect the Student Booklets to examine the assigned worksheets.
This item has been voluntarily field-tested by Michigan teachers with a non-representative sample of students.
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