Why do you think Copland chose to use a Shaker tune in his ballet and suite?

 

There are one short videos, and answer some simple questions. Do not need to write too much details for each questions, just use simple and easy words as you can.

1 Describe the structure of a theme and variation form.

2 How does Copland alter the melody in the second variation?

3 Why do you think Copland chose to use a Shaker tune in his ballet and suite?

 

4 Listeners often find that Copland’s music has a distinctly “American” sound. Do you agree with this assessment? If you agree, what are you specifically hearing in the music that makes it sound particularly “American”? If you do not agree, what IS “American” to you, and what do you find Copland’s musical quality gives off instead?

Cracking the Code of Life assignment Watch the documentary and write a 1-page (>500 word)

Summarize the documentary highlighting the main ideas, any new facts that you have learned, difference between corporate and academic in research styles. Discuss the debate over patenting genes (where are we today), explain the structure and function of DNA, what a gene is and how it functions and how gene functions are related to diseases. Discuss why sequencing the human genome is perhaps the most significant achievements of the century, when finished, the project provided groundwork for years of research and explain what happened after all these years in detecting, treating, and curing human diseases. How the discoveries made by sequencing the human genome benefited other arenas such as agriculture or evolutionary biology. What did you like/dislike about this documentary?

 

 

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