Develop and refine artistic techniques and work for presentation.
Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work.
Students learn the contextual background of a song (such as the cultural, social, or historical significance) as well as the meaning behind the lyrics. Together, they learn the melody and sing together.
Teach songs with simple melodies and rehearse regularly. Well-known melodies can carry modified lyrics connected to content knowledge. Direct students to sing with simple variations (E.g. loud and soft, fast and slow). Using gestures can also support novice singers.
Provide learners with the challenge of more complex songs with multiple verses and parts. Direct singers to identify and solve challenges in the music for improvement at each rehearsal. Students may sing in rounds, or sing with a range of expression.Try dividing the parts among small groups who can determine their own expressive elements, or choreograph their own gestures.