A note from our Teacher, January 10, 2022
Dear Bromwell Second Graders:
Here are 3 copies of the great songs you wrote plus a copy of the lyrics. The way you sang it. Me singing it and just the guitar. My voice might make the song sound a little bit different, but we didn’t have enough time to really work out the melody or get a final recording.
Your teachers are fantastic and I had a blast with you. Keep on singing, writing, creating and thinking about all the terms we learned as songwriters:
Title (What the song is about and might also be the “hook”)
Verses (Tell the story)
Chorus (The part that usually repeats several times in a song and makes you remember it, especially when the HOOK is inside the chorus).
Hook (A musical, lyrical and often rhythmic phrase that repeats. Something you can’t get out of your head, because it has your ears by a hook. Think Jingle Bells for example.
Melody (A pattern of singular musical notes with a rhythm and defined by chords. Think of a song you can hum. That is a melody).
Rhythm (A pattern of repetitive beats. Something you can tap your toes or clap)
Lyrics (Words usually containing long vowels so singers can hold onto the notes for longer periods of time. Try to find and use “juicy” words for your songs and paint a picture with them for listeners. Don’t tell your story. SHOW it.”