Phase 4: Preparing to Share: Emerging Ideas
The main point of my project will be about recreational music, and about how it has changed from generation to generation. I will include some information about how Dongjing music is slowly dying out, and how people are starting to listen to popular music more nowadays. I took a look at Ethan's project from the B group about the importance of Dongjing music. He has pretty much the same topic as me, so it helped me get an idea of how I could do my final product. I also looked at Peyton's writing piece from the B group, to get an idea of what other forms of media I could use for my final product.
My project will be targeted towards many kinds of people including middle schoolers, high schoolers, and even adults. People who like listening to music or playing music will enjoy my product more.
My project will need a thesis to put all the information together into one product. My thesis is: In order to examine how recreational music has changed over time, one must consider the style, the instruments, and the topics that people sing about. My hanger is: How has recreational music changed over time? and my hooks are: style, instruments, and topics that people sing about.
Supporting details will also be necessary so people will gain more understanding while looking at my final product. While I was talking to local musicians and shop owners, I found out many supporting details that could be shared in my final product. These supporting details include facts about what people do in their free time, and how much people value music. These are important points to my final product and they will make it more interesting for the audience.
For my project, I think that I will make a short movie and have voiceover while I show pictures of the village. I will also include some videos or recordings of performances in the movie so the audience can experience it more.
In order to be better prepared for my project, I will have to plan out how I will put together the product. Here is .,an outline:
In order to examine how recreational music has changed over time, one must consider the style, the instruments, and the topics that people sing about.
How has recreational music changed over time?
-Decrease in traditional music, increase in popular music
-Instruments stay the same over time
-Topics that people sing about
-Changed over time
-Funerals, celebrations, weddings