How does understanding the structure and context of the song "Blowin' in the Wind" inform its performance?
Rock and Roll Forever Foundation has partnered with Little Kids Rock, a national nonprofit that trains public school teachers to deliver Modern Band music classes.
The lesson that follows provides Little Kids Rock Modern Band charts for students to learn to play and interpret the song “Blowin' in the Wind.”
If you are interested in learning more about Little Kids Rock Modern Band teaching methods, or if you would like to sign up for a Little Kids Rock teacher training, please visit LittleKidsRock.org.
Upon completion of this lesson, students will:
- Know (knowledge):
- The structure of the song "Blowin' in the Wind," written by Bob Dylan in 1962
- Be able to (skills):
- Learn to play and interpret “Blowin' in the Wind" using Modern Band instruments
National Core Arts Standards
National Core Arts Standards (Music):
- Anchor Standard 5: Develop and refine artistic work for presentation.
National Standards for Music Education
Core Music Standard: Performing
Analyze: Analyze the structure and context of varied musical works and their implications for performance.
Interpret: Develop personal interpretation that considers creators’ intent
Rehearse, Evaluate and Refine: Evaluate and refine personal and ensemble performances, individually or in collaboration with others.