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Writing lyrics for a musical theatre production

Duration: 04:47

We see Rebecca Applin, a musical theatre composer, explaining how the lyrics for the musical 'I Know Me' were created with the young people who performed in it. We see her leading a workshop with a group of school children. Together they create lyric lines for the middle section of the song 'So Angry', after talking about the things that personally make them feel angry. An animated Widgit symbol for 'your turn' appears on-screen, encouraging viewers to sing the musical phrase they're creating the lyrics for. An animated pause button appears to prompt viewers to share the things that make them feel angry. On-screen captions show how series of words are broken into syllables to fit the notes of the phrase from the song. Viewers are encouraged to fit their lyric ideas to a backing track of 'So Angry'.

Available since: Mon 26 Nov 2012

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Make a Musical

A musical developed and performed by groups of pupils with special educational needs.

First broadcast: 19 Apr 2012

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