How To Write a Song
A four-part series, complete with accompanying activity sheets, for use in primary school classrooms or at home to teach young children the basics of writing their own song.
Utilising the children’s song and picture book, The Teddy Bear Hunt, celebrating community spirit and kindness in Aotearoa; learn about how rythmn, mood, tempo and pitch make up the essential elements of writing a song.
Children’s songwriter and author Chris Sanders of Angel Star Publishing House is thrilled to have partnered with The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra on this unique and timely project.
Teddy Bear Hunt came about in response to the COVID 19 lockdowns and the song and accompanying picture book celebrates the spirit of kindness and community which emerged out of the grassroots Teddy Bear Hunt campaign. These videos were produced during COVID Alert Level 2.
VIDEO ONE: Brainstorming, Free-writing and Getting Your Mind Active
VIDEO TWO: Mood, Tempo and Rhythm
VIDEO THREE: Melody, Key and Rhyming
VIDEO FOUR: Structure and Collaborating
WATCH THE TEDDY BEAR HUNT LYRIC VIDEO
TEDDY BEAR BINGO CARDS
Under each image you can click link to download PDF version