Small assignment: Cold – warm – hot
Play music that depicts temperatures.
Goal and output
Using the imagination and improvising music on the basis of a concrete feeling.
Improvisation based on perceived temperature.
- Begin the music as 'ice cold'. Tell the students how the temperature changes, using concrete examples (e.g. North Pole, frozen winter, icicles, melting slow, ice swimming, ice cream, cold shower, summer day, sunshine, sauna, boiling water, lava, centre of the Earth).
- You probably do not need to give very much instruction on how to express the above; this is an exercise that is easy to understand.
- After performing the exercise, think about why the music sounded the way it did. How can cold and heat be expressed in music?
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