Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Listening Assignment No. 10 (LAST ONE!)

This will be your last listening assignment.  This week we're listening to the legendary Stevie Wonder.

Stevland Hardaway Morris (born May 13, 1950 as Stevland Hardaway Judkins), known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and was a child prodigy who developed into one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century. Blind since shortly after birth, Wonder signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of eleven and continues to perform and record for Motown to this day.  Wonder has won 22 Grammy's including three Best Album awards for Innervisions (1974), Fulfillingness' First Finale (1975) and Songs in the Key of Life (1977).

This week we will be listening to Superstition from Stevie Wonder's 1972 album Talking Book.

Click here to listen to Stevie Wonder's Superstition

1. Name the artist and the song name.
2. List the instruments you hear.
3. Is it a solo, duet, small group or large group?
4. What does this song remind you of? (Sights, sounds, smells, etc.)
5a) Do you like this song?
5b) Please give a musical reason why or why not?