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Friday 2/10/17 LP - Boy Bands, Billy Joel, and Beethoven

Target: Students will be able to identify both structure of a standard verse/chorus popular song,
as well as basic sonata form.

Materials: Speakers, Device capable of playing YouTube videos through speakers, double sided
worksheet
First Listening Example: Aint No Mountain High Enough - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-
C_3eYj-pOM
Students will listen for similarities they hear in music and text
Teacher will guide discussion on what parts of the song were similar
The text and music of the chorus
Music of each verse
Students will fill out the verse and chorus blanks on worksheet

Second Listening Example: Cant Take My Eyes Off of You


Begin with Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You - (Stop by 1:33)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rore790l_sk
Play all of the original song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcJm1pOswfM
Have Students follow along on the worksheet
Students get into small groups to determine what parts of the song are verses
and choruses
Teacher and CT walk around the classroom, guiding students
Students and Teacher discuss answers, explaining that although the song
repeats the text for both verse and chorus, it follows the usual verse/chorus pattern

Third Listening Example: This Night - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRvDvVu-Jzo


Students will use the worksheet to actively guess whether each section is verse
or chorus
Teacher will guide students through the answers

Fourth Listening Example: Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 8, Op.13, Mvt. 2 -


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FP7NosLxkw (up to 2:12)
Teacher will explain that in classical music, the verse and chorus sometimes got
reversed, and they called it sonata form
Three parts of sonata form:
Chorus - Exposition
Verse - Development
Chorus Replay - Recapituation, or Recap for short
Teacher will play the excerpt once, having the students listen for anything familiar
in the development (The Billy Joel Chorus)
Teacher will also call out when the music changes from each
section
Teacher will guide students in discussion of what sounded familiar
The development, the structure (just in reverse)
Teacher will replay the Billy Joel chorus (0:59-1:25)
Students will be asked to raise their hand when they hear the chorus, or when
they hear something different
Reinforcement of the different parts of the sonata form

Name: _________________________ Date: ______________


Musical Forms
Example 1:
Lyrics: Verse or Chorus?

Listen, baby ________________

Aint No Mountain ________________

Remember the day ________________

Aint No Mountain ________________

Oh Darlin... Bridge

My Love is alive ________________

Aint No Mountain ________________

Example 2:

Youre Just too good to be true ________________

Pardon the way that I stare... ________________

I Love You, Baby ________________

Oh Pretty Baby ________________

Youre Just too good to be true ________________

I Love You, Baby ________________

Oh Pretty Baby ________________

I Need You, Baby ________________


Example 3:

Lyrics: Verse or Chorus?

Didnt I say ________________

Didnt I swear ________________


This night is mine ________________

Ive been around ________________

How many nights ________________

This night is mine ________________

Saxophone Solo ________________

This night is mine ________________

Saxophone Solo #2/Ending Vocals ________________

Sonata Form:

Exposition - Chorus

Development - Verse

Recap(itulation) - Chorus, Part 2!

Example 4: Listen to the Exposition - does it sound like anything else weve heard
today?