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Thursday - Making Music

I hope you enjoyed planning your animation this morning, based on your adventure story you wrote last week. Now, most books which have been made into animations/films require some kind of soundtrack or theme tune.

 

So, today I would like you to use some of the suggested apps/software below to create your own piece of music to accompany your adventure story animation.

 

This could be a piece of music to go with one scene within your animation OR you may want to create a soundtrack to go along with this.

 

Take a listen to the Jurassic Park theme tune below. Think carefully about what instruments you can hear (what family do they come from?), what pitches are used (highs and lows) and can you hear any examples of crescendos or diminuendos (getting louder or quieter)? What did you like about this piece of music?

Jurassic Park - Main Theme

Brilliant film!

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Think carefully about what type of genre you have been writing about: adventure. Your piece of music you create may be a fairly upbeat, but also contain elements with low pitch which might suggest there is some danger! The tempo (speed) of it will also make the audience feel a certain way too. Start to think about what piece of music you'd like to compose.

 

REMEMBER...you paint a picture with words when you do writing, it's exactly the same when you compose a piece of music!

 

To create your piece of music, I have suggested you use Garage Band (a free app on Apple iPads/Macs etc), but I have also suggested other free alternatives which can be downloaded onto laptops or android tablets.

 

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU MAKE YOUR PARENTS AWARE OF WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND CHECK YOU ARE ALLOWED TO DOWNLOAD OR USE THE REQUIRED SOFTWARE.

 

I strongly suggest you use the templates provided on the different apps/software you use. This will give you a starting point and you will then be able to adapt it. When you feel more confident, you may want to start a completely new file which is empty and start from scratch.

 

Take a look at this tutorial which tells you how to use the basic features of Garage Band. I have then listed below a website with alternative software for those of you who do not use Apple products.

GarageBand Tutorial for Beginners

This may help you with some top tips. Remember, start your piece by using one of the templates provided!

If you don't have Apply devices at home, take a look at the alternative software by clicking here. Please work with an adult to find the best one for you and DO NOT download anything unless you have asked a parent!

 

I can't wait to hear what you have created...

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