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Suggested grade level: 7-12
This research guide serves as a resource for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's Education Department course, Women Who Rock: Songwriting & Point of View. For additional information on the course and for more teacher resources, see http://rockhall.com/education/inside-the-classroom/rockin/songwriting/
Songwriting is a powerful form of expression that allows musicians to convey personal feelings, describe the feelings of others and even depict political and social issues. In order to communicate their point of view, songwriters must successfully write lyrics using rhyme scheme, metaphors and poetic devices and compose music employing melody, harmony, form. In this class, students will explore different song writing techniques by female musicians from the 1960s until now in order to understand distinct musical styles and interpret point of view within cultural and historical terms. Students will analyze and contextualize the lyrics and music of the Crystals, Aretha Franklin, Patti Smith and Sara Bareilles, gaining new insight into the diverse roles that women play in the history of rock and roll.
These research databases can be accessed within the Library and Archives.
These resources, pulled from class discussion and selected from the Library and Archives' collections, will help you to:
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