Aren’t I beautiful to Composers, or song look at? writers, write songs because something inspires them. Many composers are inspired by nature. What do you think of when you see this picture? What words would you use to describe this picture?
With a full moon in the sky,Lyrics are the words to a On a chilly autumn night, song. Listen for the whoosh of wings, As the barn owl makes its flight.
Our song used the pitches “Do-Re-Mi”? Composers use those too. Our song began on “Do” and ended on “Do”. Most songs do that too. All of the rhythms were the same but the pitches had an ABAB’ pattern. Did you notice any other patterns? Since we are most comfortable with “Do-Re-Mi”, we used them in our song. Other composers like to decide what mood (happy, sad, angry, excited) their song will be before they add the pitches. Pitches can help express the mood.
The tempo, or speed, of the song Presto (very fast) Allegro (fast) Andante (walking speed) Largo (slow) The dynamic level, or volume, of the song Piano (quiet) Mezzoforte (medium loud) Forte (loud)
You could have some people fly around, pretending to be owls?
Let’s record our performance. Let’s listen to our performance. Doesn’t is sound so cool with all the different parts going on? What did you think? Did you like the song? Was there anything we could do better?