Sampling the Civil Rights Movement

Teach participants how to sample by teaching them music history.

Objective: Expose participants to sampling through culturally and historically significant music
● Teach basic sampling skills
● Expose participants to new styles/genres of music
● Build a foundation and appreciation for where modern music has its roots

● Import the tracks into a Studio Computer or iPad
● Use interesting samples to build an original beat
● Add original lyrics that complement the spirit of the song
● Song Ideas:
“Alabama” by John Coltrane
“Change Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke
“Lift Every Voice And Sing” – Traditional
“Oh Freedom!” by The Golden Gospel Singers
“People Get Ready” by The Impressions
“Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday
“The Times They Are A Changin’“ by Bob Dylan
“We Shall Not Be Moved” by Mavis Staples
“We Shall Overcome” – Traditional

● Participants learn about and discuss the cultural/historical significance of each song used
● Participants produce and perform an original song using samples