Instructions: Choose a musical artist (from any music era). Choose one of his or her main works (songs or compositions) and listen to the piece so that you can comment on your reaction to the work. Write a 1-2 page essay about the following:
1. A brief summary of the background or history of the artist
2. The meaning of the song you chose
3. The musical elements being used, with examples
4. The contribution that the piece has had to the development of music and how it influenced future music
5. Your assignment should be written in APA format and should include in-text citations and a reference page.