Learning to be a composer takes a willingness to make mistakes, take chances, and persevere through challenges. When the composer Daryl Johnson II came to visit our class, he said that he spends somewhere between 30-50 hours on each piece he composes! Composing may be challenging but it is an appreciated profession across the world. Movies, TV shows, Symphonies, and Theatre all rely heavily on composers to create music tailored to their needs. A composer has to have a command over music theory, harmony, and expressive ideas so that he/she can create just the right music for the occasion. Composition also takes enormous creativity. It wouldn’t be artistic if it wasn’t original and unique!
Escalante 7th Grade Orchestra Nature Compositions
Students began the composing process with an image or video related to nature. The assignment was to enhance that image or video by creating music to compliment it. Students used their instruments, pencil and paper, and an online composition tool called noteflight.com to help create their composition. Each student details the choices they made for their composition on the following pages. Make sure to mute the original sound on any videos so you can enjoy the new sound created by our own EMS 7th Grade Orchestra!
I chose to do this song because the flowers blossoming in the spring and everything growing in the sunshine. The video goes with the song because the video has flowers blossoming although it looks like they are melting. The flowers are in rythm with the music (sort of) and they look like the music is making them grow. This song reminds me of flowers blossoming and making the world look pretty.
Emily Murillo Ramirez
Flower Go CABOOM
Start the video at 23 seconds
Winter to Spring
This song represents that there is music in different places and that you just need to listen. All I did was get a rhythm and add notes to it. In this song I drop chords and that’s to show the icecicles melting. I drop the chords every two measures to create the sound to seem like the icecicles are getting shorter as the melt.