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Sound Composition, Travis Giragosian

It’s been a lot of fun having the kids in my workshop this past week. My workshop is focused on sound composition and what gives a song texture, so we’ve been trying out various instruments and replicating the sounds that those instruments make using only our mouths. The kids have learned a lot about why certain instruments sound the way that they do, and why these instruments are important in a song- for example, we discussed how guitars are important in that they can produce rich chords while also establishing rhythm through strumming. I asked the kids to come up with describing words for the instruments’ sounds, rather than their physical qualities. Below are some word clouds of words that they generated to describe the instruments- thanks for a great week, and bring on week 3!



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