What does music look like in Spain?
Pre-Conversation: • What will be your topic of conversation be?
The topic of conversation will be about the history music of Spain and the role it plays in society.
• What are 5 questions related to your conversation goal that you can think of ahead of time to ask your partner?
1. What are the different types of music in Spain?
2. What are some traditional Spanish musical instruments?
3. What are some of the more modern types of music in Spain?
4. What kind of music do you listen to?
5. How does music relate to dance in Spain?
• What are you looking forward to about this conversation?
I am looking forward to learning from a native Spaniard about this
topic. I am also looking forward to having a full conversation without
interruption or a translator.
• What are you nervous about?
I am only nervous about keeping the conversation going and not pausing for too long thinking about what I want to say.
• Who did I speak with and why did I choose that person?
I spoke to Peter Kurt and I chose this person because they were a
native of Spain. This was the country is wanted to know about so this
person was perfect.
• What did you learn about them? What did you learn from them?
I learned that some traditional Spanish musical instruments are the
guitarra española, gaita, castañuelas, tarabilla, chicotén and sonajas. I know that the spanish guitar is a very popular instrument all over the world. I also learned that the music of Spain differs depending of the region. In Andalucía
the Flamenco music is very popular while in Castilla, Aragón and Madrid
Jota music is very popular. Guitar music is very common in Galicia,
Cantabria and Asturias. Young people in Spain listen to music from all
over the world, just like here in the United States. I learned that Peter's favorite type of music is rap and I also like rap music.
• How did this interaction help you move towards achieving your personal goal?
of my personal goals is to learn Spanish while at the same time learn
about the culture of Spanish speaking countries. This interaction has
helped me move closer to achieving this goal because I learned many new
vocabulary words and I also learned about the music of Spain. I wanted
to have a conversation without using a dictionary and I was able to do
this during this conversation. • What specifically did you do well according to your goals/expectations?
I believed that I was able to guide the conversation in the
direction of answering my conversation question. I greeted the Peter and
introduced the project to him. My five pre-conversation questions came
in handy when I did not know what to ask about. I also used a lot of
words in my spanish vocabulary that I thought I had forgotten.
• What specifically do you need to improve on?
I need to improve on my grammar and punctuation while completing the
text chats. I need to remember to put on my accents and enyas.
Interesting LinksSpain Top 20: http://top40-charts.com/chart.php?cid=21National Geographic Music Profile of Spain: http://worldmusic.nationalgeographic.com/view/page.basic/country/content.country/spain_14