Tuesday, September 3

Music in My Ears

Music. Swirling, flowing, laughing. Sobbing, wailing, flying. It's all in there. And you can use music to change your feelings.
For instance, take this girl. Imagine it's a scene, from a movie you have never seen before. I am going to describe the music to you.
The flute takes up the melody first: a soft, gentle melody in a minor key. The strings come next, adding a lower, melancholy undertone. The violin gains strength, adding a sobbing quality to the music....
What did I just describe to you? It wasn't happy, was it? It gave a sense of loneliness and
abandonment to this picture. Now let me describe a different melody, to the same picture.
The strings come first, playing quick, exciting notes in short bursts. There is a little trill on the flute and piccolo every now and again. The music builds, leading up to a grand climax, when the music is fulfilled. All of the instruments are now playing a melody with a sense of wonder. Chimes join in, adding a magical feel to the mix.....
Now that sounded more like the girl was discovering something...an enchanted grove maybe... or something like that. It was a happy feel, exciting, wondrous. Just let me describe one more melody now for you.
The cellos and the double basses begin this, with low, quick repeated notes in a minor key. There is a thunderous roll of the kettle drums every so often. The music gains speed, and the violins join in, playing a tense, quick, melody. Low, chanting voices add to the mix, adding a sense of foreboding....
This melody felt like she was walking into danger, didn't it? Think about this, and tell me any other examples you can think of!
So long!


  1. I loved this! Very imaginative! I really could hear the music:)

  2. Sweet! I love that picture. :) It's so awesome. :) (by the way, did I tell you?! I got a pinterest! http://www.pinterest.com/imstoryteller/)

  3. I love this! You described the music very well! :)