1.This week we learn about the concept of musician family trees, which are not the same as
genealogical family trees.
Rather they are the educational heritage that continues from teacher to student to that
student’s students, etc., creating an entire lineage of musical tradition and practice.
Do you think it is important for people to recognize this educational heritage for musicians?
Do we look for links like this when we study popular music? Give some examples of ways in
which we do or do not do that and some reasons why.
（Plz write a few Words for this question1)).
2.For this free-response, please listen to the following radio interview (and/or read the
transcript) and watch the included music video for Sunny Jain’s Wild, Wild East and then
complete the questions.
1)Sunny Jain talks about the American cowboy story and how he adapted film composer
Ennio Morricone’s techniques for creating the sound tracks to films about the Wild West to
talk about the immigrant experience of his parents.
Do you think this is effective? Why or why not?
Please use at least 5 full sentences to answer this question.
2)What are some of the ways in which Sunny’s use of the Indian instrument from Punjab, the
dhol, allows him to express the ideas he’s trying to communicate to the audience? How does
the use of the dhol connect to the story of immigration from India to the States?
Use at least 5 full sentences to answer this question.
3)Describe Sunny Jain’s song Wild, Wild East using the principle elements of music (pitch,
rhythm, dynamics, tone color).
Would you share this piece of music with someone else? Why or why not?