Sad Songs [Paulette Perhach & Gabrielle Bates]
All Levels | What is it about sad songs that make us listen over and over? What are the words that evoke our own sadness and make us feel seen? In this craft class, we’ll break down the structures, movements, and lyrics of classic sad songs, using music as a door into literary discussions crucial to all genres: pattern and variation, and point of view, and the difference between sentimentality and sentiment. Students should come with a favorite sad song in mind; they’ll leave with a new understanding of some essential literary devices and the inspiration to use them when conveying feeling through language.