Song Lyrics Creation Continued

Daily Prompt

WN #48: Inspired by Music

Ode to Sleep: by Twenty One Pilots (recommended by a classmate!)

As you listen to the music, write down your reactions to it.  This could be in the form of words, phrases, and images.

When the music is done, write about how the music and lyrics work together to create meaning.

Let’s start class with a laugh by creating another song together:  Song Generator.

Today, I’d like you to continue working on the creation of song lyrics, whether to the accompaniment of instrumental music suggested on the blog yesterday or your own choice (original music is highly encouraged as well!)

As you write, I’ll continue conferencing with students.

Happy writing!

 

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Song Lyrics Creation Day

Daily Prompt

WN #47: Inspired by Music

Falling Slowly: (lyrics by Glen Hansard) from the musical, Once.

As you listen to the music, write down your reactions to it.  This could be in the form of words, phrases, and images.

When the music is done, write about how the music and lyrics work together to create meaning.

Let’s start class with a laugh by creating another song together:  Song Generator.

Today, I’m going to challenge you to write some song lyrics to one of these instrumental tracks.  If you’re struggling, try to simply write a poem or short narrative triggered by the music (something you could imagine being read while this is playing).  This can later translate into song lyrics.  If you find an instrumental song you like better, go with that.

Try it alone or with a partner.  Have fun!

Good Times

Upbeat

Sad Piano

So Sad

Dark Angry Hip Hop Rap Beat

Song Lyrics Workshop Day

Daily Prompt

WN #46: Inspired by Music

With My Own Two Hands by Jack Johnson and Ben Harper

As you listen to the music, write down your reactions to it.  This could be in the form of words, phrases, and images.

When the music is done, write about how the music and lyrics work together to create meaning.

Today, I’m going to start the second phase of conferencing.  As I do, you should work on creating your own song lyrics.  This may be done alone or with a partner.

If you’re stuck, this is a fun site to try out:  Song Generator.  If anything, it’s good for a laugh!

As a fallback, if you’re not feeling the “creative vibe,” you can always choose to read a good book!

 

Analyzing Song Lyrics

Daily Prompt

WN #45: Inspired by Music

Mad World by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules

As you listen to the music, write down your reactions to it.  This could be in the form of words, phrases, and images.

When the music is done, write about how the music and lyrics work together to create meaning.

Discuss at your tables how song lyrics and poetry are similar, yet different.  Be prepared to discuss with the class.

Now get into groups of three or four, ensuring you have at least one phone you can play music on.   Pick a song to listen to and analyze it as a group, considering the following:

*What does the instrumentation tell us about the song?

*What do the vocals and lyrics tell us about the song?

*Who is the target audience for this song?

Let’s discuss as a class what we’re noticing about the structure of song lyrics and their relationship to the music.

What kind of music do you enjoy and why?  What do you notice about lyrics and how they change as you move from different types of musical genres?