Culture and Music--how culture influences musical growth and creativity
Creativity in Composition--explores the process of creating a musical composition from conception to notation
Visualization in Music--explores the relationship between visual representations and music and how one can influence the other
Improvisation--demonstrates how every performance is slightly different and some composers write to emphasize this difference
The role of the composer in music
Concepts of musical notation and alternatives to traditional notation, such as "Spatial Notation"
Music and instruments from Cambodia; what it meant to become a musician in Cambodia
"Crossover"--combining music of different cultures
Where does music come from? Where does a composition begin?
What is the purpose of notation?
What is the definition of "culture"? What does culture mean to you?
What is your cultural background and how can that be used to inspire you?
While watching the video, have students point out when someone is being "creative". Discuss the definition of creativity.
How is music used in the media to create suspense and drama, etc.?
Have one student draw an abstract picture of lines, colors, curves, dots, etc. on a piece of paper. Draw from the left side of the paper to the right. Next, have another student "interpret" the drawing musically using voice or instrument.
Play a piece of music and have the students "notate" it using lines, colors, curves, etc.
Explore the relationship between our surroundings and music. What sounds might represent a clear blue sky? A cloudy sky? A stormy sky?
Use the visual example of a haiku poem as a spatial type of notation and perform it vocally.
Hear a piece of music and improvise a dance/movement piece to complement it.
Listen to a piece of music and draw what you hear.