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Set Books to Music

April 22, 2012 at 9:23 PM

This morning while cutting the grass, I had the violin on my mind, and I thought of an idea. I still haven't tried it yet; maybe I'll pull my violin out and try it this evening. Anyways, I was thinking of movies, and I thought of a good composing exercise or something to do for fun. Basically, think of a section in a book you are reading, or make up a scenerio yourself; then all you have to do is transcribe it into music on your violin (or, if you really like the idea for violin, write your composition for an orchestra.). For example, you could be reading a book and a character is dying in front of another; therefore, you could play a sad song on violin in D minor. But don't just write anything; imagine the scene as a movie and imagine your music playing in the background. Would it fit nicely?

Try it out and tell me what you think! This will turn into a real-life thing for me if I end up becoming a movie composer when I get older.

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