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Lesson 3: Marketing of Pop Music
Pop music and marketing are thrown into the mix to make a fun and engaging lesson plan. Learners listen to several pop songs and discuss the differences in musical style. They then get into groups and work together to decide how they are going to market each song.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 55 Views 78 Downloads
Popular Music Culture
Kids think about pop music and pop culture as they analyze both. They group up and write a review of a favorite pop singer or song for the school paper. They discuss pop music as a class and then analyze a song for specific music elements.
9th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 34 Downloads
Getting the Meaning in Pop Music
Critical thinkers compare the impact of visual versus aural perception in how they comprehend artistic intent. They consider the meaning of a set of pop lyrics first by reading them, then by listening to them orally, and finally viewing them as in music video form.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 84 Downloads
Save the Music Concerts: Parts 1 & 2
Music aficionados classify pop music into by musical genres or styles. They evaluate the positive and negatives of collaborative performances, view segments of VH1's "Save the Music" concert, and discuss the difficulties of categorizing modern music.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 24 Views 112 Downloads
The Vietnam War: A Popular Music Approach
Students explore the Vietnam War in music. In this Vietnam instructional activity, students listen to and analyze popular music from the Vietnam era in order to understand the use of propaganda regarding the controversial war. Students develop questions for interviews with grown-ups who remember the war.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 8 Views 45 Downloads
Pop Culture Icons: Medieval Music
Kids compare and contrast music from the past to the present. They listen to and review the characteristics of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, and Pop music. Then, they discuss the differences in each and how musical icons from the past have influenced pop music of today.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 49 Views 155 Downloads
Arabic Folk and Popular Music: Egypt, Lebanon, and Spain
How many of us have actually listened to Arabic folk or pop music? Learn about the many facets of folk music common to Lebanon, Spain, and Egypt with this well-organized presentation. Islamic cultural influences are traced throughout each region based on folk music traditions.
8th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 17 Downloads
Fan(tom) of the Opera
Students explore the ways in which the worlds of popular music and opera can work together to complement the other. They work in small groups to analyze plot, characters, setting and themes of a popular opera using a summary of that opera as a guide.
6th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 19 Views 20 Downloads
Romantic and 20th Century Period Music
Upper graders explore the similarities, differences, and depth of pop music from the Romantic era and the 20th century. They listen to selections that exemplify the Baroque, Romantic, and 20th century periods, then create presentations that represent one of the three music periods.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 54 Views 151 Downloads
Development of Popular Music
The history and marketing of pop music is the subject of this lesson. Students first read an article detailing definitions and historical shifts of pop music in society. The activity then provides students with a few comprehension-level questions, including a timeline chart for the information in the above article.
10th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 30 Views 175 Downloads
Alicia Keys, Songs in A Minor
How do a person's musical preferences influence the way they compose music of their own? Learners analyze the sound and lyrics of Alicia Keys in relation to musicians that came before. Jazz, blues, and soul music from the past are shown to shine through music of the present.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 13 Views 68 Downloads
Get your class primed for a comparative analysis lesson with this activity. They compare and contrast their music preferences to those of their classmates. After reading an article, they identify current trends in popular music, analyze the importance of music in their lives and interview others to determine their favorite type of music.
6th - 12th Language Arts 25 Views 158 Downloads
Students gain an understanding of concepts of marketing and promotion in popular music. They pretend as if they are in the position of employee in a recording label's promotion department and determine what type of promotion is needed for a record.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 23 Downloads
Figurative Language & Poetic Devices Activity: Firework by Katy Perry
Sure to engage your class in poetry, this resource requires them to identify, label, and explain poetic devices and figurative language used in Katy Perry's hit song "Firework". A well-organized page that chunks the lyrics so learners are able to more easily identify examples of devices such as metaphors, hyperbole, and alliteration.
6th - 10th Visual & Performing Arts 336 Views 496 Downloads
Off the Record
Students explore how music reflects culture and how culture reflects popular music. After reading an article, they discuss how hip-hop has affected the lives of two young men of different races. They investigate the development and influences of various musical genres popular in the United States.
6th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 133 Downloads
"Living in the Limelight The Universal Dream"
Students, using Leo's Lyrics, investigate common themes in popular music. They create a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that analyzes their findings along with a 200 word paragraph stating their observations, conclusions and hypotheses about popular music.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 3 Views 11 Downloads