14 Songs About Change — A Trainer’s Personal Playlist

(#13 of 27) — Re-blogged this list of 14 favorite songs related to the theme of change, adding a couple of strummin’ good tracks.

Let’s call this the Classic Guitar Hero Supplement:

#15) Eric Clapton, “Change the World”

…where he sings to his Beloved, over silky chord sweetness. Clapton is a worthy heir in the lineage of Robert Johnson. Perhaps the ‘queen’ he refers to here is none other than the Blues tradition itself.

If i could be king
Even for a day
I'd take you as my queen
I'd have it no other way

#16) Bob Dylan, “Things Have Changed”

Alternate title for this song is, “Alienated Aging Rockstar Gives In to Midlife Resignation.” Get a grip, Bob. (…but we love you anyway.)

People are crazy, times are strange
I'm locked in tight, I'm outta range
I used to care, but things have changed

Dan Spira

The idea of Change is a complex topic, with many different “takes,” as you’ll see from the list of songs (with lyrical excerpts) below — about 56 minutes of total listening time if you decide to play ’em all.


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When selecting music to play during a training session, I typically use instrumental music, as it adds energy to the session without competing with participant dialogue — both the inner dialogue within individuals and the outer dialogue between individuals.

However, there are times — given the right mix of audience, program and activity — where I’ll play lyrical music, for example popular songs from the radio, or genres of music from the “golden years” (late teens / early twenties)  of the group that I’m facilitating.

Some genres — e.g.  funk — seem to more easily cross generations of workshop participants, but an even nicer “common denominator” is when I can weave-in a series of songs…

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Posted on January 15, 2015, in Inspiration, Instructional Design, music and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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