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The Music Critic


Curipod generated lesson: "The Music Critic". #professional-development

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Name one musical artist you would like a review from the Music Critic?
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The Music Critic
A music critic is someone who listens to and evaluates music, usually professionally. They are typically experienced in the music industry and can provide valuable insight into the quality of a given artist's work. Music critics often write for publications and websites with the goal of helping people decide which music to listen to.
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Music Critic: A professional who evaluates and provides commentary on musical works, usually for a publication such as a newspaper, magazine, or website. Music Review: An article or post by a music critic that evaluates a particular musical work. Music Criticism: An academic discipline that studies and evaluates musical works, performers, and composers.
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Did you know?
The first music critic is believed to have been Plato, who wrote about the power of music in his book 'The Republic' in 380 BC. The term 'Music Critic' was first used in print in the 18th century by the English poet and playwright, William Congreve. In the US, there is no law that regulates the profession of music criticism, and there is no licensing or other credentialing process.
5. Open question
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Work together in pairs: What is one skill that a successful music critic must possess?
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Work together in pairs: What are the key qualities of a good music critic?
7. Drawings
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Brain break: Draw a silly monster with ten eyes, three legs, and spaghetti hair.
8. Poll
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What is a Music Critic?
  • A person who reviews and critiques music.
  • A person who composes music.
  • A person who plays music.
  • A person who sells music.
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What is the primary purpose of a Music Critic?
  • To educate listeners about music.
  • To promote the music industry.
  • To censor music.
  • To write music.
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What qualities make a good Music Critic?
  • Knowledge of music.
  • Knowledge of business.
  • Knowledge of marketing.
  • Knowledge of technology.
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What type of media does a Music Critic typically review?
  • Records and albums.
  • Movies and television shows.
  • Books and magazines.
  • Computers and software.
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What is the ultimate goal of a Music Critic?
  • To rate music based on their personal opinion.
  • To help people discover new music.
  • To make money from selling music.
  • To make music more accessible.
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Classical Music style
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Critique of the previous music:
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Folk/Jazz crossover
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Critique of previous song
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Heavy Metal/Rock
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Critique of previous song
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How do you form your opinions on music? Do others play a role in when it comes to your taste in music?
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What is a Virtuoso in Music?
A virtuoso is a highly skilled musician, typically one who has mastered a particular instrument. Virtuosos often perform difficult, complex performances with great skill and artistry. Virtuosity is considered to be a sign of exceptional artistry and musicianship.
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Virtuoso Musician: Luciano Pavarotti
October 1935 – 6 September 2007) was an Italian operatic tenor who during the late part of his career crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most acclaimed tenors of all time. He made numerous recordings of complete operas and individual arias, gaining worldwide fame for his tone, and gaining the nickname "King of the High Cs".
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Elena Urioste performing, "Carmen - Fantasie Brillante"
US-born violinist Elena Urioste is a former BBC New Generation Artist, who has performed with major orchestras throughout America and internationally.

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