Rivendell Music

What is a Ballad?

We have been learning a little about what makes a song a “ballad” this month. Students have learned to recognize a 4-3-4-3 syllable stress pattern in the words and also to look for songs that “tell a story” to identify ballads that we know and new ballads that we’re learning. Our Composer of the Month for September is Bach, and we have been listening to his “Little Fugue in G Minor” to learn about fugues, organs and what is a melody.