Friday, May 19, 2017

Lesson: Just Enjoy the Music - It is Well With My Soul

I’ve been mulling music … and songs from my childhood.  Much loved songs.  Some songs I remember with one voice, and others I remember from several records, church choirs and many more.  But I thought, it would be fun to feature some of those songs … into a song study for homeschools.

You can consider this a Free Curriculum if you like - or just something fun.




Compare and contrast the different groups singing the song.

Is the music all the same or did they change it?

Do you like the changes?

Did they change the speed of the song?

Did changing the speed change your emotional response to the song?  Do you feel sadder?  Happier?  Want to dance?  Go to sleep?

Are the voices high or low?  Do you like the song better sung at a higher pitch or a lower pitch?

Which version did you like the best?

Learn this song as sung by your favorite group.  Try to imitate their pitch and tone.

Do the singers move around?   Did that add to your enjoyment or the emotional feel of the song.

Write out the words to the song.  What do they mean to you?

What is the history of the song?  Who wrote it?  Why?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8_EfDqF7YI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvq3pYsHidA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lQ5ApL3UqI

What other things can you learn from these songs?

If the song is Christian… Is the Song based on Scripture?   Can you find Scripture to back up the message in the song?




SONG OF THE WEEK

IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL
 Horatio Spafford



  In the comments - which were your favorites?  Do you have another favorite not listed?

I will star my favorites.


BYU - Men’s A Capella
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FexGqNDBK3g

Hillsong
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv5V3bY6qlI

*Bill and Gloria Gaither
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nJ6wQpLmuo

Audrey Assad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY5o9mP22V0

*Jeremy Riddle  (with backstory)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX_50AERr8M

*Joey+Rory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TanQFBzV3I

Sam Robinson Acapella
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG525x2mUTU

The Isaacs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vaar6Ij55ig

Selah
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkHeoM2Fys0

*Four Voices
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNFzkOhDg_I

Amy Grant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICTb0_tT53c

The Three Tenors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAchmvHSbFA

Mahalia Jackson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A8iaJEORfo

Grace Brumley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUnxDkd6iWg

Compass Quartet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCzNnjuUsnU

Rock Church Deaf Ministry  (why would a deaf ministry include a heavy beat?)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8SbR1tluHE
(many deaf can hear on some level, not enough to communicate through spoken words, but they can feel the vibrations from the instruments and many can hear a heavy beat and strong music, giving them a sense of the song.)

Jennifer Holliday
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3BQBSZ5Brg

*Paul Brandt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKcM21Cyg_Y

Jars of Clay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnLOBwRbg_M

Sandi Patty
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-b3YooZQWo

*Tennessee Ernie Ford
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oStcb5J3_kg

Mix of Country Singers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vo05rjUbD4

**George Beverly Shea
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIfJIZF2zcQ

*Blackwood Brothers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwR1MOLSaXM

Haven of Rest Quartet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i7kAqX4P2g

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