Why do people write songs 2

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The London Borough of Merton want to record a song to celebrate being an Olympic borough. Year 5 &6 are studying songwriting to help them compose their entries

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Why do people write songs 2

  1. 1. Why do people write songs? <ul><li>Here are some of the reasons year 6 came up with. </li></ul>
  2. 2. For money ££££ <ul><li>Songs are often commissioned for a particular reason eg Pete Churchill was asked to write a song about endeavour for the Music is for Life concert. He was commissioned and paid for this. </li></ul>
  3. 3. To express an emotion <ul><li>year 6 could think of lots of different emotions that songs expressed. These include love, anger, jealousy, fear and hope. </li></ul>
  4. 4. As a prayer <ul><li>Year 6 know hundreds of songs, sometimes known as hymns which are written to give thanks to God </li></ul>
  5. 5. To dance <ul><li>Year 6 recently listen to Glen Miller music as part of their world war 2 day. They could also think of lots of modern day dance music </li></ul>
  6. 6. To persuade <ul><li>Protest songs have been around for a long time.Year 6 recently sang “Aint gonna let nobody turn me around” and found out it was a song about civil rights </li></ul>
  7. 7. To keep fans happy <ul><li>fans are often keen for new songs to listen to from their favourite bands </li></ul>
  8. 8. To make people feel they belong belong <ul><li>national anthems </li></ul><ul><li>football songs for teams </li></ul><ul><li>school songs </li></ul>
  9. 9. To tell a story <ul><li>some stories follow a story arc </li></ul><ul><li>in the middle ages travelling musicians sang long songs which often rhymed telling stories </li></ul>
  10. 10. To sum up <ul><li>You need to have something to say! </li></ul>

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