Moods in Music

Dun, dun, dun, dun, dun-dun, dun, dun-dun….You hear the music…You get an eerie feeling….and then you see him….Darth Vader!

Movie makers use music to introduce characters, themes, plots and to peek our interests during a film. This week students were taught by the music teacher, Ms. Dickens, all about how music can be used to show characters, moods, and themes of stories. She began with a lesson on how the creators of the Star Wars franchise have used theme music for their characters throughout their many block buster movies, and how the creators used different rhythms and instruments to differentiate between the light side and the dark side. Students then read a fable from their novel this week and used instruments to create sounds for the characters, mood, and themes within the text. This really helped students to “hear” the different characters and themes in the story.

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