Listening Journal

Describe and compare Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “My Shot” from Hamilton and Benjamin Britten’s A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Topics could include the historical or social context of each composition and the composers’ background.  You may also address the use of musical elements such as sound, instrumentation, melody, rhythm/meter, harmony/tonality, and form. Note similarities as well as differences. Source :Todd, R. Larry. Discovering Music