Pictures taken in Yokohama, Japan the day after the big quake and tsunami hit.
Our school has been canceled for the week due to fallout from the terrible earthquake that rocked our world last Friday. Many of us are still connected however via the internet. Here is my E-Lesson for my students in grades 6-12.
The Big Quake Music Lesson
As we have been discovering, music can create different moods, themes, feelings, tones, emotions, affects and more. It can affect us all in many different ways.
Since we cannot get together face to face, and since the quake has definitely caused distress and hardship to so many unfortunate people, I would like you to consider the following and see what you come up with.
If you could send one piece of music to all of those that have lost a loved one in this terrible tragedy, which song would you send them and why?
Choose a song you think would be appropriate to give someone in this situation and write a short reflection about your reasons for choosing it.
I want you to consider the following in your answer.
• How does this music affect you?
• What is the message of the song?
• How does the choice of instruments affect the mood of the music?
• Does the tempo affect the mood of the music?
When you are done please send your response via email. Be sure to include a link to a YouTube performance of your song or attach an mp3.