Music Essay (400 min to 500 max words) Select one of the two topics below. Respond to the topic with a minimum of 400 words and no more than 500 words. Submit your answers in one document.

1. Trace the history of jazz from its root to the present. Include specific examples.


2. What are the major differences between folk country and pop music? Include a minimum of three specific examples.

Be sure to use complete sentences, and proper grammar, and run spell check on your work. Answer all parts of the topic. You are encouraged to use references in addition to the text. Be sure to list all the references used to complete your work. Use only professional references in MLA style. (DO NOT use a nonacademic source like Wikipedia.) Use the Writing Rubric as a guide to your writing. Do not copy and paste information directly from the Internet – this includes charts, graphs, or pictures – without giving full credit to the source. If in doubt, do not use it. Your work should use the following guidelines:

  • 1″ margin all around
  • Double spaced
  • Times New Roman, Font size no larger than 12
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