My objective was to create a theme then to create six variations focusing on rhythm and melody.
The composers approach you adopted:
The composer that inspired me was Danny Elfman. ‘The Batman” was a piece that used a simple theme, which would vary in rhythm and melody. At the start of the piece the brass introduction is a legato motif using Csharp, D, G then Fsharp. At 0.50’ it then changes to a staccato motif of the same melody line with the note durations shorter. I made sure that rhythm was one of the main points for creating different variations with shortening and lengthening phrases, with re-arranging the notes in a manner to mask its original theme.
A MIDI/ sequencer technique you learnt:
A midi technique I used was using the piano roll’s velocity editor to create a more dynamic melody line.
A music technique you learnt through doing the task:
A main music technique practiced was the development of variations from a theme.
What did you learn through this task that is an example of practice as research?
For this task I wanted to focus on rhythm and I found through changing the duration of the melodic phrases I could construct variations that seemed different from one another exploring how I could make each variation contrasting.
What mark for this task would you award yourself and why?
For this task I would estimate the result to be a 65%. I feel through researching into different approaches of variations especially from Danny Elfman I could use apply these into this task ,the result hopefully showing my understanding.
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