a-Song analysis example

a-Song analysis example

THE WORK SHEET YOU NEED TO USE

Name: ___________

Song: ____________

Section

Meter & Tempo
Texture
Instrumentation
Lyrics
Dynamic Shape
Section
Meter & Tempo
Texture
Instrumentation
Lyrics
Dynamic Shape

1) Pick any song from the Required Listening and complete an analysis using the Song Analysis worksheet provided

List of songs

-1970s Progressive Rock and Glam Rock

1) Moody Blues – “Nights in White Satin” (1967) Ø Proto-Prog (w/ London Festival Orchestra)

2) Chicago – “Questions 67 & 68” (1970)

3) Pink Floyd – “Brain Damage/Eclipse” (1973)

4) Genesis – “I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)” (1973)

5) Rush – “Xanadu” (1977)

6) David Bowie – “The Man Who Sold the World” (1970)

7) Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody” (1975) 8) Kiss – “I Stole Your Love” (1977)

-1970s Southern Rock Revival and Folk Revival

1) The Allman Brothers – “The Whipping Post” (1969)

2) Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Sweet Home Alabama” (1974)

3) The Eagles – “Peaceful Easy Feeling” (1972)

4) Linda Rondstadt – “The Sweetest Gift” (1975) Ø With Emmylou Harris (Guitar and Vocals)

5) James Taylor – “Fire and Rain” (1970)

6) Carole King – “I Feel the Earth Move” (1971)

7) Crosby, Stills Nash and Young – “Ohio” (1970) Ø In response to the Kent State Shooting

8) Joni Mitchell – “Big Yellow Taxi” (1970)


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