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    • November 10, 2014, 01:04:27 pm
Gap fill song lyric lesson
« on: October 05, 2018, 09:04:10 am »
Not doing regular lessons today and forgot my flash at home.

Last week I wrote the lyrics for "Take on Me" on the board and erased a few words and we spent the lesson filling in the
gaps and analysing the meaning of the lyrics. They loved it!

I'm doing the same today, but my minds gone blank for song choices. I did "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" the previous week and they loved that too. So, my songs have to be/have:

- Relatively clear vocals, which aren't too complex and somewhat relatable.
- A catchy melody
- Clean
- Preferably ubeat, if not with lyrics then at least with the harmony and melody
- BONUS, a cool music video. Take on Me was the perfect choice.

Unfortunately with the MJ music I do want to use (Black or White), the lyrics aren't very clear.

Re: Gap fill song lyric lesson
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2018, 10:56:45 am »
I know this is late but for anyone that ever needs this in future. Some good songs are:

- Uptown Funk
- Sugar (Although he says the word 'sh*t' once, you can always just change that)
- Shape of you
- Chandelier (My all boy classes liked trying to hit her high notes)

Honestly, the best behaved my kids have ever been is when we do music lessons

Re: Gap fill song lyric lesson
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2018, 11:10:30 am »
I did "Count on Me" by Bruno Mars and my students really like it. With a little bit of vocab pre-teaching, the students could understand pretty much the entire song (give or take a little depending on their level). Only downside is the first parts of each verse are a liiiiiittle fast for some of them to listen to, but it's still super doable.

I've also done "Love Yourself" by Justin Bieber but it seemed pretty hard for some of the lower level students.