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Music Genre Research Project

Choose from one of the following Genres:


Blues

Hip-Hop

Electronica

Latin

Pop

Dubstep

Rock

Reggae

R&B

Jazz

Rap

New Age

Funk/Soul

Country

Activity: Students are assigned to groups of 2. Each member will be responsible for half
the project. Split jobs in 2 to make equal work:
Locate and create biographies of 3 artists of the Genre.
o Include pictures and music representations.
Create a PowerPoint or Storyboard or some form of presentation for representing
the Genre.
Define instrumentation used for the Genre
Provide an analysis of the Form and Structure used to create the music.
Present the data to the class. (each presentation should last at least 10 minutes)
Create a song within that genre using any program discussed so far this year. Song
must include the following:
o Genre structure
o Genre instrumentation
o Explanation of choices made and why they fit your Genre
o 1-2 minutes long
Assessment Criteria:
40 points possible for an A+
32 points = B28 points = C20 points = F

Score
10 (each
category)

Teamwork
Student worked
diligently in the
group
assignment.
Evidence of
interaction and
compiled data
shows individual
contribution.

somewhat
diligently in the
group
assignment.
Some evidence
was given to
show interaction
and individual
contribution.

Accuracy
Students work
display
accuracy in
spelling,
sentence and
grammar
structure. All
information was
sited correctly
and presented
clearly.

very
few errors in
grammar,
spelling, and
sentence
structure. Most
information was
presented
clearly. Sited
information was
evident.
shows some
several
effort to work
spelling and
within the
grammatical
group. Little
errors. Some
individual
information was
contribution is
missing. Lack
present.
of clearly sited
information.
Student showed Student work
no effort to work displays many
within the
grammatical
group. No
errors, sentence
evidence of
structure and
individual
spelling errors,
contribution.
and there is no
evidence of

Creativity
Student work
exemplifies a
creative
approach to
presenting the
data. Use of
pictures and
bolded text to
capture attention
in appropriate
places along
with a colorful
display
demonstrates an
effort that
exceeds
expectations.
shows
some creativity.
Use of pictures
and enhanced
text with some
color
demonstrated a
good effort
towards
presentation.

Presentation
Student
presentation was
timely, clear, and
concise. Data
was shown in a
logical order and
captivated the
audience
attention.

shows
little creativity.
An effort was
attempted to
present the data
in a logical
order.

exceeded
or did not meet
the presentation
timeliness
criteria. Some
required data was
missing.

Student work
displays no
creativity
towards the
project.

Student
presentation
lacked
organization,
much required
data was missing.

somewhat
timely, mostly
clear, and
somewhat
concise. All
required data was
presented.

sited work.