Moods created from delicate rhythms
Your assignment - A mood
- Devise a melody which creates a MOOD.
- 2 points. Be sure to tell me what mood your melody creates.
- At the beginnning of these lessons, you created a mood simply from the natural sound of the instrument.
- Now you create a melody which tells a specific mood. Try to keep the melody very simple and short.
- Suggestions: "tired", "sad", and "happy".
Less than 6 seconds!
Hold that thought!
- How do you end the melody?
- Do not just fade the melody.
- Instead, hold the last note.
- Remember the basics
- Remember that you can play a single note or a delicate rhythm behind dialog. Those are the only two forms of music which will not conflict with the spoken words of the actors.
- Therefore, if you hold the last note, it is almost like holding that thought while the actors begin their dialog. Then you can slowly fade the single note.
How long should the melody be?
- How long should the melody be?
- The melody has to be only as long as needed to create the mood or story. For a story, the melody can be just enough that the audience recognizes the melody.
- That can be as short as two notes. You do not have to play the entire melody. Just create the hint.
- Remember, this is supposed to be subtle.
Completed assignments: Create a mood
Now for some more fun
The next page
- Next is a fun pop quiz. You get to watch a movie and they make up stories. What fun! Creative pop quiz: The spy story - Deciding who is who?
Contact your instructor
- Your instructor for this course is Robert Elliott. You can send me a quick email by clicking here.
- NOTE: To submit assignments
- To submit assignments, attach your completed assignments to an email and send it to me at "r_elliott innercite.com".