A listening analysis guide that requires students to choose a song to listen to and answer important questions. Not overly simple, this worksheet will challenge students at any level without overwhelming the novice musicians. Build critical listening and ear training skills by requiring students to complete one regularly.
Lending itself more toward modern music that the kids are already listening to, this worksheet includes meter, bpm, key, map of the form and instrumentation, lyric analysis, background on the artist, and student opinion. I use this in my high school level music technology class and require that students complete one analysis per class period. In my classroom, I've created a fun "lounge space" where they can go to listen to music. I have found that after implementing this procedure, my students are better listeners, better musicians, and have accelerated in their ability to compose/create their own music.
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My Music Technology Curriculum:
Project 1: Special FX
Project 2: Get In the Loop
Project 3: Sell Me Short
Project 4: Drum Up the Beat
Project 5: Mini Midi Songwriting
Project 6: Level Up
Project 7: Re-Mix Up
Project 8: Mix & Mash
Project 10: That’s a Rap (Beat)
Project 11: Cover Your Basses
Project 12: Compose Yourself
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