Class Activity 1
Step 1: in this activity you will learn how to create your own rhythm using four different chords. The four different chords are made up from the C Major scale as seen here:
Step 2: Use this staff as an example to arrange your chords in Sibelius as you desire before you commence on creating your own rhythm.
Step 3: using this rhythm pattern use the chord notes to construct your own tune using Sibelius.
Step 4: once you have constructed your own tune using the rhythm pattern and chords let your peers listen to your work for feedback.
Step 5: when finished writing your tune print out your activity and glue it into your books for further marking.
compose an 8 bar Film theme in C Major (only using white notes of the keyboard) using a variety of note values and rests, set to ONE of the following theme styles:
- Action Am G Am G F G Am Am
- Awesome & Majestic C F C G F G G C
- Suspense Am F G C Am F G Am
these three styles have already been set up in a template on Sibelius linked here
You will have FOUR weeks to your on your composition
- working out the rhythm and melody
- Using dynamics and expressive techniques to create desired feel.
Here is a tutorial video to help you start up a session in Sibelius
Outcomes you will be assessed on:
4.4 demonstrates an understanding of musical concepts through exploring, experimenting, improvising, organising, arranging and composing
4.5 notates compositions using traditional and/or non-traditional notation
4.12 demonstrates a developing confidence and willingness to engage in performing, composing and listening experiences