After watching this video about Mozart, think about the difference between writing music and writing words. Mozart wrote, or composed, the musical notes to create a song. He didn’t write words to his songs.
Did you know that music is full of fractions? Music is made up of all sorts of rhythms, and each rhythm can be broken down into smaller pieces. Check out these directions to make some of your own musical fractions.
Listen to this music written by Mozart. Close your eyes. Do you think the music sounds sad, happy, peaceful, or something else? Use this feeling to help you write a story or poem. Does it sound like fairies flying around and dancing in a garden? Or the soundtrack to you and your friends eating ice cream on a summer day, and then having a water balloon fight? Or a cat chasing a butterfly? Or a bear waking up from hibernation?”
Write a poem or short story to go with this music.
Be a composer! Learn how to create your own music here.
*Don’t worry about having an instrument, because music is in EVERYTHING! You can use cups, bowls, your oatmeal container, sticks on a chair, spoons and even your body (clap, snap, stomp, tap, pat, etc.)!
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