Composing to Learn: Song Lyrics

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Composing to Learn: Song Lyrics By Wendy Wichert

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Engage Think about various types of tunes you know What makes them diverse? What is comparable?

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Nursery Rhyme Rock n' Roll Country Rap Show tunes Classical Jazz Folk Music Bluegrass Love Songs Children's music Etc. Diverse Song Styles

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Poetry in Music Songs are composed much like sonnets: Rhythm Rhyme Scheme-a grouping in which rhyming happens (Ex. ABAB) Stanzas (or verses)- a gathering of at least two lines of a lyric as far as length, metrical frame, or rhyme conspire Look for these wonderful gadgets in tune verses

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What Makes Good Song Lyrics? Rhyme plot Rhyme A chorale a hold back or rehash; the verse that is rehashed in a melody Repetition Do these apply to all tune styles? How about we take a gander at a few cases

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Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I ponder what you are. Up over the world so high, Like a precious stone in the sky. Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I ponder what you are! At the point when the blasting sun is gone, When he nothing sparkles upon, Then you demonstrate your little light, Twinkle, twinkle, all the night. Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I ponder what you are! At that point the explorer oblivious Thanks you for your modest start; He couldn't see which approach to go, If you didn't twinkle so. Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I ponder what you are! Oblivious blue sky you keep, While you thro' my window peep, And you never close your eye, Till the sun is in the sky, Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I ponder what you are! Nursery Rhyme: "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" by Jane Taylor

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Rock & Roll Song: "Let it Be" by the Beatles When I wind up stuck in an unfortunate situation, Mother Mary comes to me Speaking useful tidbits, let it be And in my hour of murkiness she is standing directly before me Speaking useful tidbits, let it be Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be Whisper useful tidbits, let it be And when the inconsolable individuals living on the planet concur There will be a reply, let it be For however we might be separated, there is still a shot that they will see There will be a reply, let it be Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be There will be a reply, let it be Let it be, Let it be, let it be, let it be Whisper useful tidbits, let it be Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be Whisper useful tidbits, let it be And when the night is shady, there is still a light that sparkles on me Shine until tomorrow, let it be I wake up to the sound of music, Mother Mary solaces me Speaking useful tidbits, let it be Let it be, let it be, let it be, better believe it let it be There will be a reply, let it be Let it be, let it be, let it be, no doubt let it be Whisper useful tidbits, let it be

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Now this is the story about how My life got flipped, flipped around And I'd jump at the chance to pause for a moment, simply sit in that spot I'll let you know how I turned into the sovereign of a town called Bel Air In West Philadelphia brought up On the play area where I spent a large portion of my days Chilling out, maxing, unwinding all cool And all shooting some B-ball outside the school When two or three folks said were planning something sinister Started raising hell in my neighborhood I got in one little battle and my mother got frightened And said you're moving with your Auntie and Uncle in Bel-Air I asked and begged her a day or two ago But she gathered my bag and sent me out the door She gave me a kissin' and she gave me my ticket I put my walkman on and said I should kick it First class, yo, this is awful, Drinking squeezed orange out of a champagne glass Is this what the general population of Bel Air livin like Hmm this may be okay I shrieked for a taxi and when it drew close to the License plate said "crisp" and had dice in the reflect If anything I could say that this taxicab was uncommon But I thought now overlooked it, yo home to Bel Air I pulled up to a house around seven or eight And I hollered to the cabbie, yo home notice you later Looked at my kingdom I was at long last there To settle my position of royalty as the Prince of Bel Air Rap Song: "New Prince of Bel Air" by Will Smith

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Looking back What likenesses were there between the three tunes? What were the distinctions? Did the greater part of the tunes have a rhyme conspire? A chorale? Was there any redundancy in the three tunes? Do all melodies appear to be identical?

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Writing Songs to Learn We can even utilize melodies we know to help us contemplate! We should simply change the words! We should take a gander at a case of this…

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Example: "Advantageous interaction Song" by Wendy Wichert to the tune of "Line, Row, Row Your Boat" (A Nursery Rhyme) Symbiosis implies connections between two living beings Through mutualism, parasitism, and commensalism Mutualism is the best relationship Because both of the creatures will profit Parasitism has a parasite and a host Where the parasite benefits and the host can turn into a phantom Commensalism implies that one living being wells The other living being is unharmed so everything is swell

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You Try It! Pick a melody style that you like Pick a tune you realize that falls into that tune style Pick a theme that you are finding out about in school Try to form verses about your subject to the tune and tune style you have picked

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Sources for Presentation Jane Taylor. "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." 1806. http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/verses/twinkle.htm The Beatles. "Let it Be." Let it Be. State house Records, 1970. Will Smith. "Fresh Prince of Bel Air."1990. http://www.azlyrics.com/verses/willsmith/freshprinceofbelairthemesong.html

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The End!

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