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- Kristina C., Special Education Teacher
- Covina, CA
Pop Music Teacher Resources
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Students discover the popular music during World War II and its dramatic impact on American culture. Using the internet and other sources, groups of students research categories of popular music. They identify the date of the composition and read the lyrics. Students write a summary about their song topic and the advancement of the war.
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. This includes a music-listening worksheet, extensions, and resource links.
Samba music is a musical mixture of both African and Brazilian sounds and rhythms. Explore this art form with your class using this easy-to-follow slide show. They'll learn about Samba's roots, beats, characteristics, instruments, and uses in celebrations like Carnival. The only thing missing is the music!
Watching Great Performances’ Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival Chicago launches an investigation into and discussion of how the electric guitar and guitarists have changed the sound of the blues over time. An engaging way to explore the relationship between music and culture.