Music and Football

January 25th, 2014 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

 

It’s Saturday, January 25, 2014, and time for Music at ClickSchooling!

 

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Touchdown Songs

 

Age Range: 12-18 (Grades 7-12, with parental supervision)

 

This lesson plan from The Kennedy Center ArtsEdge archive examines the connection between music and football.

 

Audio presentations narrated by composer Tom Hedden thoroughly explain how music and sports are intertwined. Listen online or download as MP3s to listen at your leisure on your computer or portable MP3 listening device.

These 12-15 minute presentations are broken into three parts: 

  • Fight Songs – Where did they start and what make a great song?
  • Half-time Sounds – How has halftime become an American institution and brought us marching band music uniquely American?
  • NFL Film Music – What does it take to write music that makes you think “football”?

While listening to the segments use the questions found on the “Think About” tab to help your student become an active listener. Dig deeper into your study with the links under the “Learn More” tab or use the suggestions “For The Educator” to expand your study.

You don’t have to be a football fan to appreciate this engaging mini-study.

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