Thursday, November 11, 2010
Digestion song to the tune of "I'm Yours"
My great friend Andrew (MTI in the ATL) has had me dig up a song I wrote around this time last year. For one semester, I worked with a doctoral student who was writing her dissertation on music therapy and weight loss in elementary school students. One of the goals of the practicum was to teach the students about nutrition.
For this, I wrote a song that described the digestive system and how the food you eat travels through your body. The thing that made it successful was the fact that I "piggy-backed" a popular song. This is a lesson that you can take with you into any practicum, internship, or job. If ever you are writing songs for a session or facilitating a songwriting activity, it is very effective to write lyrics using a well-known melody. In this case, the popular song was "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz.