Beethoven Discussion Board

Week 1 Listening Discussion Prompt General Guidelines:

  1. You must create your own Thread (a.k.a. comment response to the prompt) before you can see other students’ comments.
    1. Your Thread (a.k.a. comment response to the prompt) needs to be of sufficient depth and a minimum of one paragraph in length which is no less than 100 words.
  2. Respond to at least 2 other students’ comments.
    1. You responses to the other students’ comments need to be of sufficient depth and a minimum of one paragraph in length which is no less than 100 words.
  3. In order for you to receive full credit and be “of sufficient depth”, I need to see proof that you watched the concert so reference something specific that stood out to you. Comments that are too general or vague, such as “This piece of music really moved me I liked it a lot.” or “I agree 100%.”, will not count for credit. It is acceptable to state that you liked it or agree but you need to support your claims and explain why you liked it or why you agree.
  4. Extra points will be given to people that reply to more than the minimum requirement.

Week 1 Listening Discussion Prompts:

  1. After watching the concert and watching the Keeping Score Documentary, what were the main themes Micheal Tilson Thomas suggested that Beethoven was trying to convey? Do you think that Beethoven successfully conveyed the themes and emotions that Micheal Tilson Thomas suggested in the documentary? Do you agree or disagree with Micheal Tilson Thomas’s suggestions? Using the help of the reference “Soundmaker’s Talking Music Tip Sheet” (availble in the Learning Modules section) identify elements of the music that support your opinion. In your opinion, which movement was particularly successful or unsuccessful, and explain why you think that.
  2. In your response to the prompt above, incorporate a response to one of the questions from the “Beyond ‘Did you like it?'” section of the SoundMaker’s Talking Music Tip Sheet available in the Course Materials Module or from this link: Take me to the SoundMaker’s Talking Music Tip Sheet!

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