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1 Songwriting A lyrics first model With: Dann Shea

2 Anchor Standard 1: Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. Generate musical ideas (such as rhythms and melodies) within a given tonality and/or meter. Enduring Understanding: The creative ideas, concepts, and feelings that influence musicians’ work emerge from a variety of sources.

3 Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. Use iconic or standard notation and/or recording technology to combine, sequence, and document personal musical ideas. Enduring Understanding: Musicians’ creative choices are influenced by their expertise, context, and expressive intent.

4 Anchor Standard 3: Refine and complete artistic work. Evaluate, refine, and document revisions to personal music, applying teacher-provided and collaboratively-developed criteria and feedback to show improvement over time. Enduring Understanding: Musicians evaluate, and refine their work through openness to new ideas, persistence, and the application of appropriate criteria.

5 “You”

6 Something to keep you from staring at the blank white page. We’ll look at 3 different possibilities

7 Weather it’s created vocally or instrumentally, all melodies are first a product of improvisation, one of our core values. And…. No. 1 of the National Core Arts Standards

8 Start with your title and or chorus’ main idea. Sing/play that motive until you are satisfied with it. Build your phrases from extending this thought. Create your verse to lead into and support your chorus. Verses are typically in a lower range than the chorus. Don’t fear repetition. “Try writing a chorus for your chorus.” Paul Baloche Look closely at your chord progression. Use a different starting chord for the differing section. Evaluate, refine, and document revisions to personal music, applying teacher-provided and collaboratively-developed criteria and feedback to show improvement over time.

9 Record it!!! Save your work Use iconic or standard notation and/or recording technology to combine, sequence, and document personal musical ideas.

10 Evaluate, refine, and document revisions to personal music, applying teacher-provided and collaboratively-developed criteria and feedback to show improvement over time.

11 10 Finished Copy of Lead Sheet 9 Song completed with © symbol 8 Verse and Chorus with melody completed 7 Verse or Chorus melody completed 6 Melody started 5 Verse and chorus lyric completed 4 Verse or chorus completed 3 Song started (on topic) 2 Topic chosen 1 Writing partner chosen 0 idle Enduring Understanding: Musicians evaluate, and refine their work through openness to new ideas, persistence, and the application of appropriate criteria.


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