Colburn Teaching Artist Leeav and assistant Emily teach you how to sing Tick Tock. This fun song is an original composition by Leeav, and is about how important it is to take time to enjoy life.
Lyrics are the words of a song.
The melody is the tune of a song. If you hum a song (without singing the words), you are humming the melody.
The harmony is the music that supports the melody. It’s often the music that the piano plays that goes together with the melody that a singer will sing. Can you identify the harmony, the melody and the lyrics of the Tick Tock Song?
The introduction section is the music that opens a song and sets the mood and character.
The Chorus section is the main part of a song, and is repeated between verses.
The verse of a song often gives more details about the theme of a song. If there are multiple verses, the melody and harmony are usually the same, but each verse will have different lyrics.
The bridge section is a transition, and often has a contrasting mood or feeling.
Don’t forget that a good singer listens first! Be sure to listen to yourself, to your fellow singers, and to the piano as you sing.
1.0 Artistic Expression
Listen to, Analyze, and Describe Music
1.4 Describe music according to its elements, using terminology of music.
2.0 Creative Expression
Apply Vocal and Instrumental Skills
2.1 Sing a varied repertoire of music from diverse cultures, including rounds, descants, and songs with ostinatos, alone and with others.
3.0 Historical and Cultural Context
Diversity of Music
3.1 Sing and play music from diverse cultures and time periods.
4.0 Aesthetic Valuing
Analyze and Critically Assess
4.1 Use specific criteria when judging the relative quality of musical performances.
4.2 Describe the characteristics that make a performance a work of art.
5.0 Connections, Relationships, and Applications
Connections and Applications
5.1 Identify and interpret expressive characteristics in works of art and music.
5.2 Integrate several art disciplines (dance, music, theater, or the visual arts) into a well-organized presentation or performance.
5.3 Relate dance movements to express musical elements or represent musical intent in specific music.
5.4 Evaluate improvement in personal musical performances after practice or rehearsal (Careers and Career-Related S
Creativity and Innovation
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Communication and Collaboration
Flexibility and Adaptability
Initiative and Self Direction
Leadership and Responsibility
Social and Cross-Cultural Skills
Productivity and Accountability