Friday, July 14, 2017

Lesson: Just Enjoy the Music - Softly and Tenderly

For a while here … 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.


Will L. Thompson

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

Altar of Praise Chorale

Alan Jackson

Reba McEntire

Joey Feek

Willie Nelson

Glen Campbell

Johnny Cash

Anne Murray

Cynthia Clawson

Amy Grant

Merle Haggard

Dolly Parton

George Jones

Million Dollar Quartet


Don Moen

Jim Reeves

Christy Lane

The American Boys Choir

Randy Travis

Michael W Smith

Burl Ives

Rebecca Lynn Howard

Crystal Gayle

Charlie Daniels

Guy Penrod

Loretta Lynn

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Daniel O'Donnell

The Sensational Nightingales

The Williams Brothers

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?

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?

Is this a modern song?  Christian song?  Classic Song?   

How can you tell from the music how to classify this song?

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