The seasons are a great inspiration for human creativity including music.
Where do songs come from..?
Often there is an inspiration, something that sparks us off to create something.
So, thinking about the topic of Spring and/or New Life
- What words and images do you imagine? Write these down and keep them safe, then bring them with you to school when you return.
- Ask an adult if you can take some photos connected to ‘spring’ and ‘new life’, we can use these to make a music video!
- Lyrics are the words to a song, some of you might want to write a whole song on your own! Great! Please write these down, and if you have a tune/ melody to sing to them even better. Again, please bring in your ideas when you return to school very soon.
Here are some songs and pieces of music connected to spring and new life to hopefully give you some inspiration for your own ideas!
As you listen to them, have a think about:
- How does the music connect to the topic of spring and new life? Write down what you notice.
- You could talk about:
- Lyrics - what are the words to the song?
- Melody - the main tune of the music sang or played by a lead instrument like a violin, a piano, flute or a guitar. Is it lively?
- Rhythm - the ‘feel’ of the music. It could be regular, swung, loose, tight, tense, relaxed, or however else you might want to describe the feel of the music.
- Dynamics - this describes how the volume of the music changes, for example from loud to quiet, quiet to loud, very loud to very quiet etc.
- Harmony - major (happy) minor (sad).
- Instruments used.
- Tempo - the speed of the main beat of the music.
- Time signature - how many beats in a bar (4, 3, 6 etc).
Recomposed by Max Richter