• Interesting analysis you have here. I’ve learned a lot after reading this. It’s a shame he died too soon, he had a tough life. What he left to the world was inspirational for future hip-hop artists to follow their dreams and keep striving. I think it’s true for any struggling person who just want to […]

  • This is quite an analysis you got so far. I’m learned a lot from your analysis as I’m not a person who listens to their style of music. Seeing that I don’t have a musical background, I couldn’t appreciate your musical notations paragraph as much as I want to. Maybe you can explain what some […]

  • ThumbnailThis assignment is subject to revision.  Comments and suggestions are welcomed. Musical Analysis Assignment Song: Violet Hill by Coldplay Click here to listen to the song:  Violet Hill (audio) I. Description of the song (includes instrumentation, melody, arrange ment, vocals, and lyrics) This was the first song off their fourth studio album, Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends which was […]

  • medst330wpl commented on the blog post Art or Money? 9 years, 4 months ago

    You got a good point in your opening question on choosing art or money. It’s hard to maintain a balance. You don’t want to ruin your music to the point that the mass audience likes it and not you, the composer, yet you don’t want to take the other end and not make enough sales. […]

  • “Our Singing Country”: John and Alan Lomax, Leadbelly, and the Construction of an American Past The author of this essay, Benjamin Filene writes an interesting perspective on the Lomax family who collected American folk songs.  They were a travelling bunch of people who were scouting for talented musicians.  They wanted to preserve and popularize folk music. […]

  • medst330wpl commented on the blog post Millard 8,9,13 9 years, 5 months ago

    That’s interesting to hear that you like crooners. I feel that in today’s society, many are not familiar with the term ‘crooner’, but it was well appreciated in those days. When I read it, I felt intrigued by the impact musicians like Bing Crosby had on society. I can see that with today and pretty […]

  • Personally, I feel that radio was one of the key influences to how the music industry shaped up to be today. Without radio, other countries wouldn’t know about the latest musicians. Promotion will probably have to take on a different role without radio. Fortunately, it’s safe to say radio will still remain with us and […]

  • Imagine having silent films as the norm for today’s entertainment.  The music and film industry would be very different. Fortunately enough, the rise of sound emerged and shaped the 20th century as the stepping stone to evolutionary technologies.  For filmmakers, sound shaped the way the film was to be made.  “Talkies” a.ka. talking films had […]

  • medst330wpl commented on the blog post The Jazz Age 9 years, 5 months ago

    I found your comment about the correlation with jazz and rap to be thought-worthy. I never considered jazz and rap to be similar. You’ve given me new insight with these two genres of music. Personally, coming into this class I didn’t know that much about jazz’s roots in history and I felt that reading the […]

  • America on Record Chapters 5-7 and Ted Vincent’s  The Community that Gave Jazz to Chicago The Jazz Age developed during the early 1920s, way before I was born.  It reflected the lifestyle and goals of the many people who participated in this era.  In particular the Jazz genre was a breeding ground for many black Americans […]

  • Welcome to my page for Media Studies 330W.

    My name is Philip.  I’ve taken some media studies courses before, but none of them seems like this one so far judging by my impressions.  I feel this will be an interesting course to embark and I hope to get to know you all.