Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Toyo Gakuen University IE-12 Music: Project 1 Music Genres. Lesson 2

Today we are going to continue working on our first project.
First, let's start by watching a Bob Marley video. Bob Marley was a reggae artist. Click this link to see the video: Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry.

Image by "Uh,Clem..."

Look at the picture below. Bob Marley was born in this house.

Image by David E. Waldren

Here's some information about Reggae:

Reggae was developed in Jamaica in the late sixties. Larry Marshall recorded the first reggae record in 1968. The record was called "Nanny Goat".

Reggae has these musical characteristics:

  • 4/4 or Swing time
  • Simple chords repeated
  • a hypnotic effect (催眠効果)

Some famous reggae artists are: Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff, and UB40

Some famous reggae songs are: "I Shot the Sheriff", The Harder They Come", and "Red Red Wine".

The main musical instruments used in reggae are guitars, bass, drums and sometimes horns.

Next, let's practice some vocabulary. Click this link: Music Vocabulary List 4.
Now, let's review last week's lesson.
Now lets begin our project. Click here: Voicethread.

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