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Long term project: Write a song of any genre with the goal of editing until you would consider putting it in the student showcase. You'll have time in class to work on this, but also make sure you are spending some time thinking about it after class.

Beat: the pulse of the music.

Most common time signatures are 4/4, 3/4, 6/8, and 12/8. Those time signatures with 4 as the bottom number usually divide the beat in multiples of 2. Those with 8 as the bottom number often divide into multiples of 3.

Here's a video about beat:

What is a beat?

Reminder that final projects are due by Monday, July 1st!

Walk the beat!

As you are walking around campus, walk the beat and write songs as you go!

Some examples of rap:

Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Lose Yourself by Eminem

Guns and Ships

Plug Tunin by De La Soul

Some helpful links:

Difficult Conversations book

Fake Products

More Fake Products

Well-known jingles

Group Files

Click on the links below to be taken to a Google Drive folder that has your videos!
IDS Jingles
IDS Raps, yo!
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