Format: One page typewritten, double-spaced. Please use a 12pt font.
Listening assignments are opinion papers. You will point out several objective points in the music, i.e. tonal color, dynamics, texture, etc., describe them, and then give your detailed (subjective) opinions of them.
Specific questions to answer for Got My Mojo Workin’:
Does this song begin with the instruments or vocal?
Does the lyrics follow the typical AAB blues pattern? Why or why not?
Which instrument keeps the basic tempo or beat of the song?
Would you say that the song’s tempo or pulse is slow, medium or fast?
What is the mood of the song? Why?
Do the dynamics change in the song? Why or why not? If so, where?
Which instruments create most of the tonal color in the song?
Does the harp (harmonica) solo add to the song? Why or why not?
Is there a question and answer type dialog between Waters’ vocal and his backup singers?
How does the song end? Does the tempo change?
What do you like or do not like about anything in the song and about the song overall? Please give several reasons.
Please note: Listening Assignments are not research papers. Please do not include any of the following:
– biographies of the musicians
– how successful the musicians are or how many records they sold
– a history of the song and/or the musicians
– any comparisons to any other song even if it is by the same artist