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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/distance-learning/courses/WWR-Songwriting/
A successful songwriter must learn to master musical composition and creative writing. Lyrics often reflect the times while simultaneously employing the use of rhyme scheme, metaphors, and other poetic devices to work in tandem with musical arrangements. In this class, students will explore different song writing techniques by female musicians from the 1960s until now, understanding distinct musical styles and points of view in cultural and historical terms. Students will analyze lyrics by the Crystals, Aretha Franklin, Patti Smith and Nicki Minaj, interpreting meaning and contextualizing perspectives while also dissecting song structure.
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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