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MusicMerit Badge WorkbookThis workbook can help you but you still need to read the merit badge pamphlet.This Workbook can help you organize your thoughts as you prepare to meet with your merit badge counselor.You still must satisfy your counselor that you can demonstrate each skill and have learned the information.You should use the work space provided for each requirement to keep track of which requirements have been completed,and to make notes for discussing the item with your counselor, not for providing full and complete answers.If a requirement says that you must take an action using words such as "discuss", "show","tell", "explain", "demonstrate", "identify", etc, that is what you must do.Merit Badge Counselors may not require the use of this or any similar workbooks.No one may add or subtract from the official requirements found in Scouts BSA Requirements (Pub. 33216 – SKU 653801).The requirements were last issued or revised in 2012 This workbook was updated in June 2020.Scout’s Name:Unit:Counselor’s Name: Phone No.: Email:http://www.USScouts.Org http://www.MeritBadge.OrgPlease submit errors, omissions, comments or suggestions about this workbook to: [email protected] or suggestions for changes to the requirements for the merit badge should be sent to: [email protected] 1. Sing or play a simple song or hymn chosen by your counselor using good technique, phrasing, tone, rhythm, anddynamics. Read all the signs and terms of the score.2. Name the five general groups of musical instruments.1.2.3.4.5.Create an illustration that shows how tones are generated and how instruments produce sound.Workbook Copyright 2020 - U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. - All Rights ReservedRequirements Copyright, Boy Scouts of America (Used with permission.)This workbook may be reproduced and used locally by Scouts and Scouters for purposes consistent with the programs of theBoy Scouts of America (BSA), the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) or other Scouting and Guiding Organizations.However it may NOT be used or reproduced for electronic redistribution or for commercial or other non-Scoutingpurposes without the express permission of the U. S. Scouting Service Project, Inc. (USSSP).

MusicScout's Name:3. Do TWO of the following: a. Attend a live performance, or listen to three hours of recordings from any two of the following musical styles:blues, jazz, classical, country, bluegrass, ethnic, gospel, musical theater, opera.1. Musical Style:Describe the sound of the music and the instruments used.SoundInstrumentsIdentify the composers or songwriters, the performers, and the titles of the pieces you heard.Composers or songwritersPerformersTitlesIf it was a live performance, describe the setting and the reaction of the audience.SettingReactionMusic - Merit Badge WorkbookPage. 2 of 8

MusicScout's Name:Discuss your thoughts about the music.2. Musical Style:Describe the sound of the music and the instruments used.SoundInstrumentsIdentify the composers or songwriters, the performers, and the titles of the pieces you heard.Composers or songwritersPerformersTitlesIf it was a live performance, describe the setting and the reaction of the audience.SettingReactionMusic - Merit Badge WorkbookPage. 3 of 8

MusicScout's Name:Discuss your thoughts about the music. b. Interview an adult member of your family about music.Person interviewed:Find out what the most popular music was when he or she was your age.Find out what his or her favorite music is now, and listen to three of your relative’s favorite tunes with him or her.His or her favorite tunes:1.2.3.How do those favorites sound to you?Had you ever heard any of them?Music - Merit Badge WorkbookPage. 4 of 8

MusicScout's Name:Play three of your favorite songs for your relative, and explain why you like these songs.1.2.3.Ask what he or she thinks of your favorite music. c. Serve for six months as a member of a school band, drum and bugle corps, choir, or other organized musicalgroup, or perform as a soloist in public six times.Music - Merit Badge WorkbookPage. 5 of 8

MusicScout's Name: d.List five people who are important in the history of American music and explain to your counselor why they continueto be influential. Include at least one composer, one performer, one innovator, and one person born more than100 years ago.1.2.3.4.5.4. Do ONE of the following: a. Teach three songs to a group of people. Lead them in singing the songs, using proper hand motions. 1. 2. 3. b. Compose and write the score for a piece of music of 12 measures or more, and play this music on aninstrument. (A sheet of blank music staves can be found at the end of this workbook.) c. Make a traditional instrument and learn to play it.Music - Merit Badge WorkbookPage. 6 of 8

MusicScout's Name:5. Define for your counselor intellectual property (IP). Explain how to properly obtain and share recorded music.When working on merit badges, Scouts and Scouters should be aware of some vital information in the current edition ofthe Guide to Advancement (BSA publication 33088). Important excerpts from that publication can be downloaded meritbadges.pdf.You can download a complete copy of the Guide to Advancement from sic - Merit Badge WorkbookPage. 7 of 8

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