Mar. 28, 2012: Video Game Music
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1. Listen to your favorite music. Draw a picture that goes with that music.
2. In the newspaper, circle different instruments or equipment that can be used to create music.
3. Find newspaper pictures that make you think of different kinds of music: fast, exciting music; slow, soft music; and peppy, fun music. Explain your choices.
4. How are these important to video music: (a) loops, (b) beeps, (c) 40 to 50 hours, and (d) a Grammy?
5. Find a newspaper story that interests you. Describe a video game you could develop around that story. Describe the music that would fit your game. (standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)
Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them. This week's standard:
Students identify works of art as belonging to particular cultures, times and places. (Visual Arts)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)