production through performance
music technology curriculum
6.2 lesson plan // Original Pop Song FOrm
Watch the Dumb Pop Song Video on the Pop Song Form page.
Create a sample pop song form as a class.
List the song sections in an order that follows the guidelines for pop song form.
Identify how many four measure phrases are in each section.
Describe the texture by establishing the amount of chordal instruments and their rhythmic roles for each section.
Give the type of ending that the song will use: crescendo, fade out, stop, tag, hit and hold.
Only use sections that are two phrases long.
Allow students to use only one chordal instrument with a pads and punches rhythm.
Limit the sections to: intro, ending, verse, chorus, and bridge.
Require a pre-chorus.