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Directions: Listen to one of the audio recordings on the sounds page. Using the guide below, describe what you hear. 

What Do You Hear? Listening Guide
Objective Observations

Describe what you hear in the recording by investigating its parts.

For example:

Is the recording musical or nonmusical?

Are there any recognizable instruments? If so, identify them.

Are the words sung or spoken?

Is there any slang or dialect used in the recording?

Is a story being told? If so, what is the story about?


Subjective Observations

Describe your personal feelings and what you think about the recording. Always base your subjective reaction on something that is heard. For example, "I heard ..., and it makes me feel or imagine ..."

Do you have any Questions about the recording?



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