So You Want To Write A Pop Song

Learners listen to pop songs and discuss their construction, melody, and rhythm. They observe a PowerPoint presentation describing types of songs and elements that make the song catchy. In groups, students use a website to assist in writing a pop song. They share their songs with the class.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Connect with a language arts class for the lyric-writing part of the lesson
  • Have learners perform and/or record their songs for the class
Pros

  • Promote music theory and creativity
  • Scaffolded for all skill levels
Cons

  • None