Music & Emotion Activities

Music & Emotion

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

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About Britt Carr

I am the founder and Creative Director for Advanced Authoring, a company dedicated to making learning more interactive and engaging, and sometimes even portable. I have spent the last 15 years consulting as an Instructional Designer and Technology Specialist for multiple universities' Learning Technologies units. I was responsible for helping faculty and teaching staff include learning objects into their courses. In this role I help faculty develop both personal and distance learning websites, interactive media, and advanced presentations technology. From my innovative work in the field, I have been recognized by Adobe Systems as a worldwide Higher Education Leader. Before assisting universities, I worked as an Internet Strategist for Macromedia, Inc. I created and managed Macromedia’s Innovation Award program which highlighted web developer’s talents and ground-breaking use of rich media in the education and e-Learning fields. I am a certified Macromedia Flash Designer and hold a B.S. in Broadcasting from Northern Arizona University and a M.Ed. in Educational Media and Computers from Arizona State University.

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