Music Group Homework

Homework

Homework were a pop\R&B group from Boston founded by Maurice Starr (who also founded New Kids on the Block and New Edition).

The members consisted of singer\bass guitarist David Knight (the brother of NKOTB member, Jordan Knight), lead vocalists Melvin Sutton (brother of Perfect Gentlemen member Tyrone Sutton) & Shawn Meadows, keyboardists Raphael Dias & William Getchell, percussionst\drummer Evan Stent and electric guitarist Dio Aviles.

The molding process of the group took 3 years of round-the-clock rehearsal and recording schedule. Even David's brother, Jordan lent his talents to the mix.

Homework performed on the local New England circuit or what Homework called their "1989-1990 Chitterlin' Tour" & performed with other music acts such as Main Event, Lady Soul, Chris Bender, Classic Example, The Superiors, Picture Perfect, Heart, Body & Soul and Ric Wes.

During Homework's shows at the Strand Theater in Dorchester, Massachussetts, they caught the attention of Epic Records president David Glew and vice-president Hank Caldwell, who were visiting Boston to see the headline act Homework was opening for. After a 3-song performance, Homework was signed to the label.
In 1990, Homework released their one and only self-titled album which didn't appear to chart at all on the Billboard charts.
Homework's only single and well-known hit song, "Special Kind of Lady" managed to peak at #86 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #74 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart in October 1990.

Even though the song didn't peak very high on the charts, the music video received heavy airplay on BET and moderate airplay on MTV.

Homework opened up for New Kids on the Block and Perfect Gentlemen along with sharing the stage with other artists such as Expose, Technotronic, Gang Starr Posse, Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch, The Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff, C&C Music Factory, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Dino, Cathy Dennis, the Osmond Boys, Brenda K. Starr, the Good Girls and the Cover Girls.

After Maurice Starr left Sony\Epic Records, the group went through record label and management changes which only left Melvin, Raphael, and Evan as the remaining members.

Despite attempts to boost their image and find new members, it eventually failed and by 1992, Homework was no more.

Today, David, Shawn, Raphael, and Evan are still active in the music biz working on various projects. Melvin now goes under the name "Ali Abdur Rahman Sutton" and has converted to Islam. He is married with children and works as a union carpenter.

As for William Getchell and Dio Aviles, it's unknown what they're up to.

To see the music video for "Special Kind of Lady," go to:
http://www.tr3s.com/music/artists/homework/videos/special-kind-of-lady-225213/

To see Homework's MySpace page and links to the individual members MySpace pages, go to:
http://www.myspace.com/homeworktheband


[updated on 05\07\12]

Music at Sir John Hunt School 

"Music is a piece of art which goes in the ears and straight to the heart"

Show it Off to the World

Set:  28th February
Due: 8th March 2018
Task:  What, in your opinion, makes a successful DJ mix?

Set:  15/1/2018
Due:  22/1/2018
Task:  Click on the link below and listen:

Question 1:  What is the song?
Question 2:  Who is the artist?
​Question 3:  Is this a good example of a pop song?  
​Question 4:  Why?  Give 3 reasons.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpQFFLBMEPI ​

Set:  11/1/2018
Due: 18/1/2018
Task: On a piece of paper, write down an example of a really good pop song.   Give 2 reasons why you think it is a good pop song.

​HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎈HOMEWORK

Set:  Week beginning 1st January 2018
Due:  Week beginning 8th January 2018

Task:  What are your New Year resolutions for Music?  (Below are some ideas)

Q:  Is there an instrument you would like to learn?
Q:  Is there a skill you would like to improve?
Q:  Is there a song you would like to learn to play?
Q:  Is there something new you would like to try?

Write your New Year resolutions on a piece of paper and hand in.  The best presented ones will feature in a wall display ☑️

Year 7 homework 🌲:

Set:  Week beginning 4th December
Due: Week beginning 11th December

Task:  What, in your opinion, is the greatest Christmas Song ever?  If you are not sure, ask your friends and family for their opinions too.

To hand in:  On a piece of paper:  Artist, Song and Reason for your choice.

Year 7 🎵 Homework 2017 

Homework Set: week starting 6th November 2017
Homework Due: week starting 13th November 2017
Task: Visit the website: http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/explore/instruments

1. Choose any instrument you like and play the video for that instrument.  
2. Use the video for your chosen instrument to find out 3 facts about the instrument.
3. Write these facts down (by hand, or using a computer/printer) 
4. Finally, draw a picture of the instrument underneath.
Extra Vivos awarded for neatness and presentation.  
Remember - points make prizes 🍩

Set:  w/c 25/9/2017
​Due:  w/c 2/10/2017
Task:  Use the Internet to research and answer the question, in your own words:  What is a chord in music?
REMEMBER:  You can go to the KS3 Homework Club to access Internet, computers and a printer.

Set:  Week starting 11th September 2017
Due: Week starting 18th September 2017
Task 1:  Write a sentence about what the word 'Melody' means.
Task 2:  List 3 songs, which you think have a really good melody.
REMEMBER:  You can go to the KS3 Homework Club to access Internet, computers and a printer.

2016-17 Year 7 Homework (last year)

The 60 Years Project - Task 1

Set: Week starting 9/1/2017
Due: Week starting 16/1/2017

Why?  Sir John Hunt Music wants to create a huge wall display, made up of the best posters about famous singers and bands from the beginning or Rock & Roll, to now.  (6 decades  of Music).

Task 1:  Make a poster about Elvis Presley.  Include at least 5 facts.

The better the work, the more likely it will end up as part of the '60 Year Project'.

ChristmasHolidaysHomework:

Set: week starting 12th December
Due:  1st lesson back after Christmas holidays

Task:  Design an A4 poster which helps you to remember and understand the following terms;

Rhythm, Pulse, Beat, Semibreve, Minim, Crotchet, Quaver, Semiquavers.

Use the key words, images and descriptions to support your knowledge. 

Set: Week beginning 28th November

​Task:  Visit the Resources section of this website, and make a list of all of the songs that are available for you to learn.  

Due:  Week begininng 5th December

​Year 7 homework:

Set:  Week beginning 21st November
Due: Week beginning 28th November

Task:  What, in your opinion, is the greatest Christmas Song ever?  If you are not sure, ask your friends and family for their opinions too.

On a piece of paper:  Artist, Song and Reason for your choice.

​Year 7 homework:
Set:  Week beginning 14th November
Due: Week beginning 21st November

Task: 1. Click on the YouTube links below, and listen to the 2 versions of the song, 'Wonderwall'.

Q:  Which one is the original, and which one is the cover version?
​Q2: Write down which version of the song you prefer and why?  

You must refer to:

Instrumentation and Vocals in your answer.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jb5f_UInqU (version 1)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hzrDeceEKc (version 2)

Homework set: week starting 8st November 2016
Homework due: week starting 15th November 2016

​Task: 1. Click on the YouTube links below, and listen to the Oasis song and The Blur song.

On a piece of paper, type or write which song you prefer and why? Extra marks for use of words such as Melody and Rhythm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8OipmKFDeM (Oasis)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrbxWOMpwfs (Blur)

Homework set: week starting 1st November 2016
Homework due: week starting 7th November 2016

​Task: 1. Click on the YouTube links below, and listen to the Rolling Stones song and The Beatles song.

On a piece of paper, type or write which song you prefer and why? Extra marks for use of words such as Melody and Rhythm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrIPxlFzDi0 (Rolling Stones)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jenWdylTtzs (The Beatles)

Homework set: week starting 10th October 2016
Homework due: week starting 17th October 2016

​Task:  Click on the pdf file (below) called 'Treble Clef Worksheet', print out and complete. 

REMEMBER:  You can go to the KS3 Homework Club to access Internet, computers and a printer.


treble_clef_worksheet_1.pdf
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File Type: pdf
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Homework set: week starting 3rd October 2016
Homework due: week starting 10th October 2016

Homework set: week starting 26th September 2016
Homework due: week starting 3rd October 2016

TASK:  Goto to the music section in your planners, and on a piece of A4 paper:
Draw an Am (A minor), F and C piano chord
Draw an Am (A minor), F & C guitar chord

Homework Set: week starting 19th September 2016
Homework Due: week starting 26th September 2016 (your next lesson)

Visit 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/z84mxnb/revision  and complete the revision and test for Rhythm & Metre
Answers on a piece of paper please.  

Homework Set: week starting 12th September 2016
Homework Due: week starting 19th September 2016

Task: Which Classical composer are you?

Visit this link and take the quiz.  Write your answers in your planner, ready for your next music lesson.


Year 7 Homework - Music Technology
Set:  9th June and 10th June
Due:  16th and 17th June

Year 7 Homework - The Bands of Britpop
Set: 26/5/2016
Due: After half term
Task:  Create a factsheet, or poster on Blur or Oasis.



what_is_reggae_and_where_did_it_come_from.pdf
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File Type: pdf
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Year 7 Bob Marly Homework
Set:  Week starting 10/5/2016
Due: Week starting 16/5/2016
Task:  Read through the Reggae worksheet (pdf file above) and write your answers to the questions on a piece of paper, which should include your name, class and date.

Practical Homework: Visit the music room after school this week to learn:

'Love Yourself' by Justin Bieber
​Click on the file below to access the piano and guitar chords for the song.  (Bass & 
Ukulele too)
love_yourself_2016.pdf
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File Type: pdf
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love_yourself_2016_ukulele.pdf
File Size: 89 kb
File Type: pdf
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love_yourself_-_bass_copy.pdf
File Size: 39 kb
File Type: pdf
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After Easter homework 
Due: your next lesson, week-starting 18th April
Task:  

1. Choose your favourite piece of music. This can be in whatever genre you like best – classical, jazz, pop, r&b, hip hop. 
2. Write a detailed paragraph describing how all of the elements of music are used. 
3. Remember, the elements of music are: pitch, rhythm, tempo, timbre, texture, duration and dynamics 

Year 7 homework - Week starting 7 March 2016
Due: following week's lesson


Task:  Click on this BBC link about 'Turntablism' and Revise.  Next, complete the Test - Answers on a piece of paper by next music lesson.  

Remember, if for any reason you are are unable to access the Internet at home, then you can attend KS3 Homework Club and/or attend Music after school and use the iMacs/iPads.
Homework - Week starting 29th February:
Due: following week's lesson
​Task:  GCSE bitesize - Instrumentation.  Click on this link and Revise.  Complete the Test - Answers on a piece of paper by next music lesson.  
Remember, if for any reason you are are unable to access the Internet at home, then you can attend KS3 Homework Club and/or attend Music after school and use the iMacs/iPads.

January 2016 - Year 7 Homework

Homework Set:  Thursday 7th January 2016

Homework Due: Thursday 14th January 2016

Task: Visit GCSE Bitesize and complete the Revision & Test for Notation

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Sing-school-Video-Gallery/story-28208111-detail/story.html 

Look out for the Voting Code PH10 - in the Herald Newspaper.
Week starting 7/12/2015: Mrs and Mr Cleverley's classes
Homework Due: your next music lesson
TASK 1: Click on the link below, which will take you to Sir John Hunt's entry for the Plymouth Herald 'Sing For Your School' website:

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Sir-John-Hunt-Community-Sports-College-KS3-Chorus/story-28210047-detail/story.html 

  • Watch the clip above, and listen to the song.   If you have the Herald newspaper in your home, please vote for your school. 
  • On a piece of paper, write down:
    • Q: Who wrote the original song 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)'
    • Q: What do they lyrics mean, to you?
    • Q: What are your 3 favourite Christmas songs ever?   And why? 
7J2 & 7J1 (Mr Cleverley's classes)
​Homework Set: 13/11/2015
Homework Due: 20/11/2015
TASK: Open the PDF file below, called 'film music.pdf' & complete the task set, using the instructions given on the sheet. You can print the sheet, and write on the sheet. If you do not have a printer, you can answer the questions on a separate piece of paper.

REMEMBER: if you are stuck, or do not have access to a PC and Printer, you can visit the KS3 Homework Club, at the Intervention Centre.
7J2 & 7J1 (Mr Cleverley's classes)
​Homework Set:  5/11/2015
Homework Due: 12/11/2015
TASK:  Open the PDF file below & complete the task set, using the instructions given on the sheet.  You can print the sheet, and write on the sheet.  If you do not have a printer, you can answer the questions on a separate piece of paper.

REMEMBER: if you are stuck, or do not have access to a PC and Printer, you can visit the KS3 Homework Club, at the Intervention Centre.  

7K2 & 7K3 (Mrs Cleverley's classes)
​Homework Set:  2/11/2015
Homework Due: 9/11/2015
TASK:  Open the file below & complete the task set, using the instructions given on the sheet.  You can print the sheet, and write on the sheet.  If you do not have a printer, you can answer the questions on a separate piece of paper.

REMEMBER: if you are stuck, or do not have access to a PC and Printer, you can visit the KS3 Homework Club, at the Intervention Centre.  

music_homework_beatles.pdf
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File Type: pdf
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Class: 7J2
Homework Set:  1/10/2015
Homework Due:8/10/2015

TASK:  Goto to the music section in your planners, and on a piece of A4 paper:
Draw an A minor, F and C piano chord.
Draw an A minor, F & C guitar chord.

Topic:  Genres of Music

Task:   Choose a genre of music and write a paragraph about it.  

Mention at least 2 artists who make music in your chosen style.

Set:  Week starting June 13th 
Due: Week starting June 20th


Songwriter Video Task

Set:  15/5/2017
Due: 22/5/2017

Watch the video here:

Jorgen Elofsson, from Sweden, has written for artists such as Westlife, Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson, and has penned eight UK and two US Number Ones

Question 1:  What reason does Jorgen give for Sweden's success in creating Pop Music?

Question 2:  
What is the name  of Sweden's most famous band?

Question 3:  What is the secret to writing "really great pop songs", according to the end of the Jorgen?

Date:  1/5/2017

Task:  Write a paragraph about what, in your opinion, makes a good song

Due: 8/5/2017

Songs and Songwriters

This term, we are looking at songwriting 

Task:  Research, find out who wrote the songs for these famous artists:

U2
ABBA
TheRolling Stones
The Beatles
Oasis
Blur
Radiohead
Queen
David Bowie
Rihanna

Due: week starting 1/5/2017

The 60 Years Project - Task 8

Set: Week starting 17/4/2017
Due: Week starting 24/4/2017

Why?  Sir John Hunt Music wants to create a huge wall display, made up of the best posters about famous singers and bands from the beginning or Rock & Roll, to now.  (6 decades  of Music).

Task 1:  Make a poster about 
Michael Jackson.  Include at least 5 facts.

Homework: Meaning in Lyrics

Task 1: Find out what the song 'Human' by Rag 'n' Bone is about.

Task 2: Choose a song which interests you, and find out what the lyrics mean

Answers typed or written please.
​Due: first lesson after Easter Holidays

Music & Film Homework

​Task:  Research and find an effective Music Video, and write a paragraph detailing why the film works so well with the video

Set:  Week beginning 6/3/2017
Due:  Week beginning 13/3/2017


The 60 Years Project - Task 7
Set: Week starting 27/2/2017
Due: Week starting 9/3/2017

Why?  Sir John Hunt Music wants to create a huge wall display, made up of the best posters about famous singers and bands from the beginning or Rock & Roll, to now.  (6 decades  of Music).

Task 1:  Make a poster about the band Pink Floyd Include at least 5 facts.

​The 60 Years Project - Task 6
Set: Week starting 20/2/2017
Due: Week starting 27/2/2017

Why?  Sir John Hunt Music wants to create a huge wall display, made up of the best posters about famous singers and bands from the beginning or Rock & Roll, to now.  (6 decades  of Music).

Task 1:  Make a poster about female soul singer, Aretha Franklin Include at least 5 facts.

The 60 Years Project - Task 4

Set: Week starting 30/1/2017
Due: Week starting 6/2/2017

Why?  Sir John Hunt Music wants to create a huge wall display, made up of the best posters about famous singers and bands from the beginning or Rock & Roll, to now.  (6 decades  of Music).

Task 1:  Make a poster about The Rolling Stones.  Include at least 5 facts.

The better the work, the more likely it will end up as part of the '60 Year Project'.

The 60 Years Project - Task 3

Set: Week starting 23/1/2017
Due: Week starting 30/1/2017

Why?  Sir John Hunt Music wants to create a huge wall display, made up of the best posters about famous singers and bands from the beginning or Rock & Roll, to now.  (6 decades  of Music).

Task 1:  Make a poster about The Beatles  Include at least 5 facts.

The better the work, the more likely it will end up as part of the '60 Year Project'.

The 60 Years Project - Task 2

Set: Week starting 15/1/2017
Due: Week starting 23/1/2017

Why?  Sir John Hunt Music wants to create a huge wall display, made up of the best posters about famous singers and bands from the beginning or Rock & Roll, to now.  (6 decades  of Music).

Task 1:  Make a poster about Chuck Berry  Include at least 5 facts.

The better the work, the more likely it will end up as part of the '60 Year Project'.

TASK:  Click on the quiz1.pdf to the right, and answer the questions on a sheet of paper.

Year 7 Homework

Due: 5th/6th of May 2016

Recently, our school was given free copies of some very expensive DJ software, by a company called https://www.algoriddim.com 

TASK 1:Create a 10-Track Djay Pro Playlist, of tracks which you think will work well together.

Task 2: Give your Playlist a name.  

Q: Is the name connected to the mood your playlist creates?

To be handed in on a piece of lined paper, or drawn, creatively, on a plain paper.

Class: 7J1
Homework Set:  2/10/2015
Homework Due: 9/10/2015

TASK:  Goto to the music section in your planners, and on a piece of A4 paper:
Draw an A minor, F and C piano chord.
Draw an A minor, F & C guitar chord.
Class: 7J1
Homework Set:  25/9/2015
Homework Due: 2/10/2015
Task: Visit the website: http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/explore/instruments

1. Choose any instrument you like and play the video for that instrument.  

2. Use the video for your chosen instrument to find out 3 facts about the instrument.

3. Write these facts down (by hand, or using a computer/printer) 

4. Finally, draw a picture of the instrument underneath.

Extra marks awarded for neatness and presentation.  


Class: 7J1
Homework Set:  10/9/2015
Homework Due: 17/9/2015
Task: Research your favourite 2 singers or bands, providing as much information about them as possible.  
You can do the homework on paper, or you can word process.  

Tip: Extra marks for neatness, and photos!
Class: 7J2
Homework Set:  24/9/2015
Homework Due: 1/10/2015
Task: Visit the website: http://www.philharmonia.co.uk/explore/instruments

1. Choose any instrument you like and play the video for that instrument.  

2. Use the video for your chosen instrument to find out 3 facts about the instrument.

3. Write these facts down (by hand, or using a computer/printer) 

4. Finally, draw a picture of the instrument underneath.

Extra marks awarded for neatness and presentation.  
Class: 7J2
Homework Set:  10/9/2015
Homework Due: 17/9/2015
Task: Research your favourite 2 singers or bands, providing as much information about them as possible.  
You can do the homework on paper, or you can word process.  


Tip: Extra marks for neatness, and photos!

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