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Sunday, November 19, 2006

"Teaching Music Traders a Lesson"

The Berklee College of Music is known as one of the best and most prestigious contemporary music conservatories in the world. The school hosts a wealth of knowledge ranging from lessons in the traditional jazz technique to the freedom of new, innovative composition. However, Berklee does not wish to hold this abundance of information hostage. In fact, Berklee is encouraging it's students to share lessons, music files, songs, and other musical genius online. This article explores the pros and cons of sharing collegiate information online, and how this new technology will affect music students of the future. In "Teaching Music Traders a Lesson," the author challenges her audience to enter a world where the digital age and the historic age of music collaborate to make a place where it is easy, and accepted, for students to learn through downloading and surfing the web.

Wired News:"Teaching Music Traders a Lesson" by Katie Dean


At 11/19/2006 4:31 PM, Blogger iheart-t-ravs said...

I feel you could've given a little bit more information ont he article instead of the school, but I think it's still good!

At 11/19/2006 5:57 PM, Blogger Godfather Outlaw said...

I would have liked a little more info on how technology will effect musicians in the future... but maybe that was your plan, cuz now i want to read the article

At 11/19/2006 6:10 PM, Blogger Vera Lynn Waters said...

first i want t0 say, depauw is way better than berklee. and berklee is cheaper. anywh0, nicely d0ne. by the way, y0u d0n't need t0 use the title 0f the article in y0ur abstract because Pr0f. Spiegelberg says it's redundant.

At 11/19/2006 7:08 PM, Blogger Becca said...

The first part up until "This article explores..." sounded like a plug for Berklee. Remember to stay objective. If you start from that "This article" sentence and expand the last part, it would be perfect.

At 11/19/2006 7:16 PM, Blogger Nat said...

I felt like the first sentence was set up almost as if it was an introductory paragraph for a paper, but shorter. I don't think you need to introduce your writing so much when you are writing an abstract.

At 11/19/2006 7:23 PM, Blogger Kitt_Katt said...

I like the sentence "Berklee does not wish to hold this abundance of information hostage."

At 11/19/2006 9:27 PM, Blogger Renee said...

i think the information about the school backs up the "purpose" of the article... i like it

At 11/25/2006 12:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Beware of He who would deny you access to information, for in his heart, he dreams himself your master."
~Commissioner Pravin Lal, of the UN Council on Human Rights


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