Christmas Music for Songwriting with Parameters Lesson


#1

Any suggestions for Christmas songs that might work well in the Songwriting lessons? I’m new to this and want to make sure I choose songs with functions and parameters.


#2

Christmas music is tough for the parameters lesson. You need something with a chorus that’s similar each time through, but also slightly changed.

The only one I can think of is Partridge in a Pear tree, but then your chorus would be very short except for the parameter (which would be verrrrrry long at the end). It might be a good one to use to talk about concatenation, though :wink:

Can anyone else think of something more obvious?


#3

Hi Kiki, Thanks for responding. I’m hoping to use the 12 days of Christmas to teach my middle schoolers about functions with parameters. Just to make sure I don’t totally confuse them, I wanted to confirm that the verses can represent the functions (instead of different choruses) and that the day/object can be the parameters (“On the __ day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a ___ .”). Is that correct?