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Musical Monday: Fantasia Writing

This lesson/presentation is geared to inspire/motivate my students before going on to the next part of their Short Story Unit: Writing!
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David Stevens

on 14 April 2016

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Transcript of Musical Monday: Fantasia Writing

Musical Monday:
Fantasia Writing

a composition in fanciful or irregular form or style
fantastical or something considered to be unreal, weird, exotic, or grotesque.
You're watching a scary movie. The lights just went out and the main character is walking in the dark. You think it's too early for a scary scene -- but then eerie music trickles into your ear like a chilling whisper. Uh oh. We all know what that means. How does music play a significant role in what we are watching? How is music inspirational to you?
Brain Music
While music is playing, the visual region of your brain explodes with activity.

The motor region of our brain is active as well, hence the urge to tap or even dance.
Fantasia was third animated movie from Disney Studios.
The idea was to match "cartoons with classical music."
"Sheer fantasy unfolds . . . action was contributed by a magical charm." (music).
We are going to watch Firebird Suite (1919 Version) by Igor Stravinsky.

While watching the video, take notes on how the action and the music work together, especially around 2 minutes in. Take notes throughout the whole video and note the plot line: exposition, inciting inicident, rising action, climax, and falling action/resolution.
Now we are going to listen to more music. Take notes throughout EACH song. You should have at least one paragraph for each song that covers:
Characters
Setting
Le Carnaval des Animaux - Finale
What is the music telling you?
Conflict/drama
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoM796r0bqM
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