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Unit 6: Descriptive music

Music can describe situations or feelings without words. If you choose properly the instruments, the tempo and the mood, you will get an expression close to human understanding.

This kind of music is widely used on movies and TV shows. Here you have some examples.

When movies were muted, that mean, no dialogues could be recorded, music was the way chosen to express the feelings or the mood of the situations described on the screen. Here you have some examples.

EXERCISE 1: Guess what the movie is about, just listening the Original Soundtrack. You can think who are the main characters, where the action takes place and what's happening!

Exercise 1:

Exercise 2:

Exercise 3:

Exercise 4:

Can you play your own soundtrack?

1.- Check what the scene is about

2.- Make a list of what happen in secuence.

3.- Think what instruments fit with each accion.

4.- Think about what kind of music you want to use.

5.- Put all your ideas together

6.- Play the music


Song: Twist and Shout (by the Beatles)

Well, shake it up, baby, now
Twist and shout
Come on, come on, come, come on, baby, now
Come on and work it on out

Well, work it on out, honey
You know you look so good
You know you got me goin' now
Just like I knew you would

You know you twist, little girl
You know you twist so fine
Come on and twist a little closer now
And let me know that you're mine, woo

Ah, ah, ah, ah, wow

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