Lesson

Adding Lyrics

Lesson Overview

This lesson builds upon students' music composition skills by having them follow steps they have previously used, and then go one step further by adding lyrics.  The objective is to have students compose a four-measure song with lyrics over a I, IV V7, I chord progression, then perform it on their primary instrument while others sing.  The Music Writing Rules and Performance Checklist included can also be used for a more introductory composition exercise without lyrics.

Duration
1-2 hours
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

What steps does one need to add to the composition process when adding lyrics?

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7

Visual & Performing Arts Science English Language Arts

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Lesson Created By: Mary LouSchweickert

Lesson Partners: ABC (Arts in Basic Curriculum)