Week 4 - Tuesday

Music Business and Recording

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WEEK 4 ASSIGNMENTS DUE: Sunday, September 25

Module Five Assignments
Module Five: Lesson One: Discussion
Module Five: Lesson One: Assignment One
Module Five: Lesson One: assignment Two

Hello Everyone!

Hope you are doing well today!

I got a lot of messages yesterday, and I just want to make sure everyone understands what I said about grading. So in order to do Progress Reports I must calculate your current average. To do that there has to be a grade from 0-100 for each assignment for the grade book to calculate correctly. At the end of each week I put in zeros for all incomplete assignments. Right now we still have a lot of students who are playing catch up because they were registered late for the class. This week I am NOT giving late penalties if you missed the due date. Simply work to complete your assignments, let me know and I will regrade them, no worries!

If you have any questions at please don't hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to help!

Have a great day!
Mrs. Moncrief

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Thomas Edison and the Phonograph

Today the Music Industry is exploding everyday with a new artists coming onto the scene, or the latest song on YouTube getting 1 million hits, or sales skyrocketing on iTunes. Where did all of this begin?

Although the Sheet Music industry was going pretty strong in the middle 1800s, the actual industry did not really get going until the invention from this man, Thomas Alva Edison. Thomas Edison was a well-known self-educated inventor and businessman, who is credited with 1093 patents of his inventions. He is probably best-known for his patent of the light bulb, but in music he is known for jump-starting the music industry by gaining a patent on the Phonograph in 1877.

This invention of being able to record sound would take us all the way to the inventions of digital recording and the ability to Live stream sound today in 2016; 139 years later. It really is quite amazing to realize how far this invention has progressed! I wonder what Edison would think about mp3 sound files ?

*Click Below to hear the 1927 re-enactment of the original first recording of 1877.
(This is 50th year celebration of the 1st recording made by Thomas Edison reading the nursery rhyme "Mary Had a Little Lamb" as the original recording did not survive.)

Transcript : “The first words I spoke in the original phonograph. A little piece of practical poetry. Mary had a little lamb, it's fleece as white as snow, and everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go.”, Thomas Edison.


Thomas Edison historical phonograph recording - "Mary had lamb" (audio) url: [http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/edison/sfeature/songs.html .http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/edison/sfeature/songs.html] {{Public Domain}}