What’s Your Theme Song?

What’s Your Theme Song?

Campers will note positive qualities about themselves and create a musical representation of those qualities in the form of a personal theme song.

Inspire

Have campers watch the following video:

What does this theme song say about Moana? What does the song say about who Moana is? What’s the role of a theme song? Ask campers if they have a favorite theme song. If so, play those songs to the camp if appropriate.

Practice

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Have campers make a list of their positive attributes (or provide them with some ideas), and connect those attributes to musical ideas such as instrumentation, volume, meter, speed, etc.

Play a drum beat backing track using WURRLYedu app, and allow campers to describe their theme song to peers, and then work together to create it. Do this for each camper.

if campers have specific songs that relate to them as a theme song, have them conduct the group in playing along with the backing track of that song in the app.

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Record

Record campers playing their theme song.

Reflect

View the recording of the songs. Do campers feel that the theme song represents them well? What elements of the song did they like? How challenging was it to create your own theme song?

Take It Further

Have campers work in groups to create a camp theme song, the best one will win a prize!

Material Needed

iOs, Android, Chromebook device.

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Differentiations

For differently abled campers, provide more prompting about the elements of music, what emotive feelings they provide, and how that relates to the character. For example, the Moana song not only contains lyrics that express what she is feeling, but also uses musical elements such as dynamics and instrumentation to go from a feeling of confusion to a feeling of determination.

Activity

Campers will note positive qualities about themselves and create a musical representation of those qualities in the form of a personal theme song.

Skills

MUSICAL:

Expression / Composing

EXTRAMUSICAL:

Critical Reflection / Decision Making / Emotional Recognition & Empathy / Effective Communication / Self Awareness & Communication

Build a Band

Build a Band

Dance Off

Dance Off