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 noteflight.com.