Our newest therapist, Ava Marvin, created an amazing Thanksgiving-inspired intervention for our adolescent clients that we just had to share with you! Using the song Thank U, Next by Ariana Grande - Ava created a fill-in-the-blanks songwriting activity for emotional expression and discussing thankfulness during this holiday-filled time of year.
In the video, Ava describes each step of the intervention process including the guitar part, keyboard part, and how to use the fill-in-the-blanks songwriting activity!
Breaking it Down
Download the fill-in-the-blanks lyric sheet here.
As shown by Ava, here are the guitar chords used in this song.
Capo 1st Fret
1 bar each F, E7, Am, C7
Simply repeat that chord progression over and over in the song.
Ava demonstrated how to play the synth part in the video, here is a notation for future use.
Yourself or clients can play the synth part along with the song.
If you haven't heard Thank U, Next by Ariana Grande - we suggest you check out the clean version and listen to it with your clients.
We have also included a copy of the lyrics for you to use with your clients or for future song or lyric analysis!
We can't wait to hear how you use this intervention with your clients! Email us to let us know your thoughts on this intervention. If you have suggestions for blog posts you would like to see, reach out to us. We thrive on the feedback of our readers!