PART 2A MUSIC GENRES
1. Listen to the audio extract below and fill in the grid in the book. You will hear each music genre twice.
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PART 3A IRISH SINGERS
Look at the accompanying worksheet and listen to the audio below. Can you match the music clips to the names of each singer/group and to the pictures? You’ll hear each extract twice.
PDF Worksheet: Irish Singers
|PART 4 IRISH SONGS
Below are six of the singers/groups from the list of albums. As a whole class, you must come to agreement on one of these you would like to listen to. Your teacher can give you more information on each one to help you choose.
Your teacher will now give you a copy of the lyrics of a song by the artist you have chosen with some of the words missing. Listen to the song and fill in the gaps.
Click on the link below to download the PDF worksheets (with answers) for each of the songs.
Feel free to give time to discuss the meaning of the song with students after they have finished the listening comprehension. Each song is accompanied by some questions to consider and a quote by the artist about the song.
U2 – One
The Cranberries – Zombie
Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares to You
The Frames – Revelate
Snow Patrol – Run
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
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|PART 2A MUSIC GENRES
Examples of each genre:
Reggae: Bob Marley – No woman, No Cry
Rock: Bruce Springstein – Born to Run
House Music: Sander van Doorn – Gold Skies
Classical Music: Beethoven – Symphony No. 5
Jazz: Charlie Parker – I’ve Got Rhythm
Singer/Songwriter: Bob Dylan – Tangled up in Blue
*The Singer/Songwriter music clip used in the audio extract is taken from the song ‘One More Time’ by Johnny Rayge from his 2014 album ‘Vigil’. To find out more, go to:
|Rap: Eminem – Lose Yourself
Country and Western: Garth Brooks – Friends in Low Places
Opera: Pavorotti – Nessun Dorma
|PART 3A IRISH SINGERS
Examples of songs by each Irish group/singer
Enya – Caribbean Blue
U2 – Beautiful Day
The Irish Tenors – Red is the Rose
The Original Rudeboys – Stars in my Eyes
Van Morrison – Moondance
The Cranberries – Linger
The Pogues – Fiesta
Westlife – Home
Sinead O’Connor – Take me to Church
PART 3B IRISH MUSIC ALBUMS
|ON YOUR OWN
Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes. Get students to draw a doodle for each line of the song and simply film each one in order to make your new video for the song.
Jessie J – Price Tag
Literal Music Video
A literal music video is a parody of an official music video clip in which the lyrics of the song have been replaced with lyrics that describe what’s actually happening in the video.
AHA – Take On Me
Students learn the words of the song. Set up the video camera and film the students mouthing the words of the song as if they are singing it themselves.
One Direction – What makes you Beautiful