The Music and Emotion exercises help students realize the connection between specific pieces of music and the emotions that were intended to be produced by listening to each piece.
Parts one and two of the four part exercise concern listening to a particularly dynamic piece of music, and reading the composer’s diary about the piece.
Part three allows students to hear a familiar tune – “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” played five different ways. Each version represents a different emotion by adjusting timing, key, instrumentation and inflection. Students simply match the version to the intended emotion.
Part four of the exercise takes the emotion concept one step further. Students are presented with four pieces of film. Each scene has a different feeling (action, horror, drama, adventure) and an accompanying score. Students match the score to the appropriate piece of film.
See Part III of Music and Emotion
See Part IV of Music and Emotion