Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Music Composition Writing Prompt

I warn that this video is not easy to watch.  Everyone turns out OK, but its scary.

So we watched this in music theory class.  I told them to "write furiously" while they watched the video. What did they hear in their head?

After we wrote all the adjectives on the board; hope, faith, dissonance, diminished, chaos.

How would you write a piece inspired by this video?  What would it sound like?  We began talking about form, instruments, melody.

This will be their exam.  I will give them a writing prompt (photograph, video, or poem) and they will have 90 minutes to write a song using