Carmen's Composition

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hightlight FEB 12!

After learning to sing "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around" with Fry's 5th grade and discussing its popularity during the Civil Rights movement, we are totally having a blast delving deeper into the musical richness of the song: the minor scale.  Like a painter's color palette is polka-dotted with his choice colors for his portrait, so is a musical scale a choice selection of pitches from which a song is arises.  From the street protests to the lab table, we are taking this catchy melody's key and learning our way around it- its tensions, its releases, its resting points, and why it carries the musical "color" or "attitude" that it does.  #musicisrelevant

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