Monday, April 30, 2012

Beethoven's Wig: Learning about Musical Motives

A motive or (motif) is a short rhythm or melody passage that is repeated in various parts of a composition.

Listen for the motive in this music video.
1.  Is it a rhythmic or melodic motive?
2.  Come up with some new words that you could sing during the motive.

Some more videos just for fun:

Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven

1 comment:

  1. Oh Heidi! I LOVE the Beethoven's Wig Series! At our Christmas Concert one of the kids played Beethoven's 5th and another kid wore a huge white wig we found at Party City to introduce the piece. It was a riot! Thanks for posting that first video. I'd never seen that one before. Adding it to my playlist right now.