Example 4. “King Kunta” in a lesson plan on sonata form

By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

35 min. Application of Caplin 1998

Spend the majority of class demonstrating how to apply the sonata form theory of Caplin 1998 to a sonata movement of your choice.

15 min. Connections to other repertoires

Explore possible connections between the formal functions of sonata form sections and “King Kunta” (a chart of the song’s form is below). Possible connections to make include: