G8 U2 – Leitmotifs & Themes

WHAT IS A LEITMOTIF?

 

Famous Leitmotifs

Star Wars Leitmotifs by John Williams

 

ACTIVITY

  1. Leitmotif – Creating rhythmic themes for a character – Make a list of cartoon characters on the board and then have students Develop a theme/leitmotif for one of the characters without letting the others know which one, then have it performed and  have students guess which one it is for.

How John Williams Composes a Theme