Song writing

Assignment:

Write a song using basic song structure, making sure to label the different components. You can choose to add music to it if you wish. You may also use a pre-existing song’s melody on which to base your words–however, you must cite the musician’s work.

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I love playing the guitar and writing songs

Below are some past pictures and a very bad recording of recording of one of my old songs I wrote in college. It sounds like I’m underwater. 😦 I wish I had the original file.

My song (small piece): “Destructive Healing” (CAUTION: It may be loud! Turn down the volume if you are curious and really want to hear my singing).

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Common Core:

*Standard descriptions may be summarized and modified to include assignment rationale/purpose in parentheses

“English Language Arts Standards” by Common Core State Standards Initiative

  • W 9-10.4
    • (Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience). 
  • SL: 1-4 — Critiquing process
    • ([P]articipate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions […] with diverse partners […] building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly)
    • (Present information […] concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task)
  • L. 9-10.5 — Critiquing process
    • Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
      • (Interpret figures of speech (e.g., euphemism, oxymoron) in context and analyze their role in the text).
      • (Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations).
  • W 9-10.5 — Brainstorming, revisions after critiques
    • (Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience).
  • W 9-10.6 — Using BPS Google Drive/Docs to store and submit work for publication
    • (Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically).
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