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Using Poetry As inspiration for Composition

A reading of Robert Frost’s The Road Not Taken launches an interdisciplinary study of the connection between the meter of a poem and that of a melody. Composers, including many popular musicians like Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison, often use poetry as inspiration for melodies. After identify the number of beats in each line of the poem, young musicians use music-related software to compose their own melody based on their analysis of the Frost’s poem.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - Higher Ed
Subjects
Visual & Performing Arts
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 days
Instructional Strategies
Choral Response
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Technology
Ed Software
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