As we listen to and learn about the musical examples in this unit, you will read about and hear some musical “threads” among certain musical artists. Choose one of the following two groups of musicians:
- Group 1: Little Richard, Elvis Presley and Ray Charles
- Group 2: Bill Haley, Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly
Identify what you believe are the common musical threads among the artists in your groups. Use the musical vocabulary that you are learning through your reading and share mashups of musical examples to support your views. In your response to at least three of your peers, share whether you agree or respectfully disagree with their choices. Explain why you either agree or disagree with your classmates and offer reasons and examples of why. Remember, it is not enough to simply say “I agree” or “I disagree.” You need to justify your choices. When sharing your musical selections with the class, you may use the mashup tool for YouTube. If you are uncomfortable with that or would like to post a traditional text response, that is acceptable as well. Below are the Mashup direction should you choose to use that option. Using Mashup is NOT mandatory.