In this unit we learned about composition creating a creative piece with a Djembe which is an african drum. I had a group and they were awesome! I think we did a good job because we were focused and we got most of the composition done on our second lesson. I was happy with how it turned out at the end when we performed in the class. on the last page my group let me write down the notes and dynamics and we all add a hard time playing it, i think i made it too confusing! If you don’t know what dynamics are, they are just the way you play it loud to soft or soft to loud. Here are a few other composition parts:
– Tempo – Which means the speed of how you are playing
– Rests & beats- which means stopping and take a short 2 second rest in the composition.
– Repeating- which means playing the same thing over again at a different point of the song.
– Rhythm – Repeating a pattern of music
At the end we asked our music teacher Mr. Johnston to help us play the last part which I wrote. We all played it at the same time which sounded like a jumble and made it sounded awkward. My goal is to get better at writing notes. I think you can use rhythm in anything, like drums,piano, guitars its literally just repeating a pattern which is music .