Unit of Work : Popular Music

Activity One 

This unit of work popular music for stage 6 is of the music syllabus. This blogpost will be based  around two sub genres but of the same song that is Sweet dreams – Eurythmics and Sweet Dreams – Emily Browning/ Sucker punch Soundtrack.  

Musicology

Students are to write a report on the musical concepts used in the two songs and  to compare the differences between the two. A few hints to start the ball rolling

  • look at pitch and describe the the contour of the melody
  • is phrasing long short or symmetrical
  • discuss tone colour between the two songs
  • discuss instruments used such as vocals, guitar, drums, synths or any electronic sound.
  • discuss and analyse dynamics and expressive techniques.
  • to conclude in your opinion which of the two pieces has impacted your view on popular music.
  • reference appropriately

Sweet dreams – Eurythmics

Sweet Dreams – Emily Browning/ Sucker punch Soundtrack.  

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