Music is a great tool to use anywhere, in any situation and in any circumstance. Music is all around us, it is used with everything, in everything and on everything. It is one of the most effective communication technologies throughout all of the world. Each song, each lyric, each note, each chord progression has some meaning to it. Music is a feeling of what someone is going through, its a way most people express themselves. Music can be sad, it can be happy, it can be angry, it can be love, it can be joy, it can be sorrow, it can be in mourning and there are many other ways/feelings a song can undertake. In the end, music is just another part of who you are. You can really tell who some people are just by looking at what kind of music they listen too.
Here is some information of a Piece of music that I downloaded from INCOMPETECH...
- Genre: Pop
- Length: 1:20
- Instrumentation: Guitar, Bass and Kit
- Title: Happy Alley
- An upbeat peppy piece of music
- Good use of Chord progrssions
- Good use of the Accoustic Guitar to take the lead
- Its bouncy
- Its bright
- And you can get your Groove on
You can use this type of thing for your student to look at and to study. They have to pick out what type of style it is, what instruments are involved, who takes the lead, how does it make its audience feel, what is the time signiture. Those types of questions are rare and typical for an activity like this and is often used in tests for music. I have done it before.
One other thing you can do is, as a whole group or as individuals you can write lyrics to the song or show something like that for an example so they can go away and have a go at designing a musical piece themselves. Whether its pysically using an instrument, or using sound waves, or midi or different effects. You can do alot with one piece of music.