September 30, 2014
In Music class we have been studying Melodies. Here are some things that we have been looking into about Melodies.
Slur: 1 Phrase. A Phrase marks when notes should be played with flowing motion.
Contour: The rise and fall of Pitch. A contour can have a steady rising or falling of pitch like this: Do Re Mi or it can be a steep rise or fall in pitch like this: Da So.
Interval: The distance between two notes. For example, if I have two notes: Do and So, then the interval would be 5.
Range: The distance from the Lowest note to the Highest note
Leap: A Interval with a distance of 3 or more.
Fortissimo: Very Loud
Mezzo Forte: Medium Loud
Mezzo Piano: Medium soft
Pianissimo: Very Soft
Staccato: Notes played very short.
Crescendo: Getting Louder
Decrescendo: Getting Softer
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September 16, 2014
7C Drama: Door Mime from YIS Arts on Vimeo.
The mime I am going to examine is Kai’s and Benjamin’s.
The mime showed two men, probably businessmen. They opened the door by praying to it, though they tried other methods including and shooting it.
They mimed being affected to show objects, e.g a gun. They also mimed actions with clothes/shoes. They showed the size by the space between each other. This showed the space of which the door took up.
I think they showed the mime quite well, but there were 3 things which I think they could have improved on
Firstly I think Benjamin did not either put down the gun, or throw it away, so it seemed like it just vanished.
Secondly I think that when they were trying to show the door being locked, Kai seemed to fling the door.
Finally I think that they did not show much weight during the mime, so maybe they could add that or make it clearer.
September 9, 2014
Favorite Melodies: `The winner takes it all` by ABBA
I think some of the reasons why I like this melody is maybe because the melody echoes itself in different pictures. Also because of having a short phrase consisting of three notes repeated in different pictures.