Music Composition

Music Composition

You will need to set up an account in Noteflight.  The basic account is free.


1.  Log sheet with plans

2.  Song--1 song that must be at least three minutes long.  If you add an additional instrument, then you may shorten the song to 2 1/2 minutes.  

This is one of the projects that is creative, so even if you feel like the song is completed before the end date, you should continue to edit it or create an additional song.  

Step 1--Research and Plan

Create and log into your Noteflight account and in the Help Menu, watch the first four videos tutorials about how to create and edit music.  Go to the Browse menu item and listen to at least four songs.  (If it doesn't work to create a log in with your school email, Mrs. Pennington can create an email with you through her website.)

Use the plan sheet to describe your plans for the song that you will be creating.  You can include such information as the mood of the song, the tempo, the story of the song, or the purpose of the song.  

Calendar ideas--when research and learning completed, when brainstorming completed, first draft of song or milestones for how many bars or minutes to have finished.  

Step 2--Write Music

Create a song that is at least 3 minutes each at 100 tempo.  You may play back your songs faster or slower, but they should be 3 minutes at 100 tempo.

If you write music with 2 or more instruments, then you may shorten the songs to at least 2 1/2 minutes at 100 tempo.