Task: You are to answer ONE of the following questions:
Your report must be 800 words in length (+/- 10%). Your bibliography is NOT included in the word count.
Your report will be done at home, not during class time.
You must include an accurate and correctly presented bibliography with your report. Please note that any bibliography consisting of URLs only is not acceptable. See the Bibliography tab for help with using referencing systems.
Due date: To be advised
A good start to your research would be to browse The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians in the Reference section of the library. These volumes are located on the low shelves in the middle of the library. You cannot borrow them but you can copy (not more than 10%) the pages you need.
You need to think about how to use Wikipedia. It's okay to use it as a starting point to get your bearings, browse different sections to get an overview of the general content, then look at the sources used.
Classical era: Age of Enlightenment
Romantic: changed the Classical form
The Industrial Revolution 1760 - 1840: new manufacturing processes
Negro spirituals - slavery in America
Blues/Jazz (America - see Smithsonian Institution)
Rock - electric guitars 1950s
Woodstock - sexual revolution; the Vietnam War
People compose for different reasons:
Collaboration - Australian Chamber Orchestra; Phillip Glass
Themes: Australian Chamber Orchestra - Gallipoli/World War
flute - pipe - wooden - few keys - many keys
drums - eg Africa
Stringed instruments - gut strings originally
Do some detective work once you're on these sites because what you're looking for may not be immediately visible.
GCSE Music History notes styles and periods
Music Web Hunter Terrible graphics but many good links
52 Composers (by nationality)