Soundtrack of my Life BUNDLE – SEL and Elements of Music Analysis

Original price was: $9.00.Current price is: $7.50.

This bundle includes:

1) Soundtrack of my Life – Elements of Music Analysis Project for Middle School

2) Soundtrack of my Life – Connecting Music To Emotion (Social Emotional Learning Version)

These musical assignments will be sure to engage your students! This resource includes both a ready-to-print package AND a Google slides version of each project. Both assignments are a ‘Soundtrack of Your Life’ assignment for students, with either a focus on the musical elements heard within a student’s chosen playlist, as well as how students can use music to better understand and process the big emotions they feel.


In the Soundtrack of my Life – Elements of Music Analysis Project, students will be asked to:

  • Create a playlist of songs that represent themselves
  • Choose 1 song from their playlist to conduct an in-depth analysis of the elements of music
  • Complete a written component, where students will explain the mood of the piece, any visuals that come to mind, and why they chose this song (using their explanation of the elements of music to support their reasoning)
  • Create cover art to express the music they hear through a visual representation

In the Soundtrack of my Life – Connecting Music to Emotion (Social Emotional Learning Version), students will be asked to:

  • Create 4 short playlists of songs that represent different moods/emotions
  • Choose 2 songs from 2 different playlists, where students will explain how the song connects to their experience with that emotion and analyze the musical elements
  • Critically think about the connection between the power of music and our emotions
  • Create cover art to demonstrate a visual representation of the music they hear

Rubrics are also included for assessment, with a success criteria checklist that students can refer too while completing the assignment and before they submit.

Purchase of this product includes 2 versions of the resource: a printable PDF and a Google Slides version, that is intended to be used on Google Apps such as Google Slides and Google Classroom. A ‘Google Classroom Help’ guide is also included to help answer any questions you may have regarding uploading the product correctly for your students.