Today, we explored how music and literature work together. Both can create MOOD (the atmosphere of a composition), and both can share a MESSAGE (a view or opinion of an author / creator).
We began today's class by listening to Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" and doing a Quick Write while we heard the music. We tried to record the ideas, emotions, and events that came to our minds while we listened.
Then, we broke into groups to begin working on a two-day project called Rhythm & Retention. Here is the link to the project in case you need another copy, were absent today, or would like to gaze at this project in electronic format.
Tomorrow, we will begin the Rhythm part of our project, and you'll be able to experiment with some of the percussion instruments as well as create the rhythms for each of the sections of the novel.
Our word for the day today was PERPETUAL, which means continuing forever. An example of the word in a sentence is: My love of writing feels perpetual.