Creative Story Compositions: Trick or Treat! (Reproducible)
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Trick or Treat! For an inside look at what Creative Story Music Compositions is all about you will want to watch this video.
This is a studio/classroom license which means it is reproducible. Use with all your students!
The purpose of the creative story compositions is to kickoff the composition process in a creative way. There are 3 options to choose from. All 3 ways students are encouraged to create a short story along the way. Above the staff, there is a blank space to write in their story. Blank composition pages for both story and music notation is included when it’s time to pull it all together.
Students have 3 options:
2) Create a sound story
3) Notate their story
I have included several different versions, including a melody line idea version (similar to what you would see in vocal explorations) if they just have no idea how to start. Depending what students want to do, you can choose appropriately.
I also included b/w options as well as off staff options. The B/W pages make fun coloring pages too. Bind them together for an end of the year storybook composition keepsake!
*NEW* Now includes a video option! Students can record their narration and music to moving slides.
Want to see some student samples of the video option? This is a sample from the FaLaLaLaLa Creative Story Compositions. In these 4 samples, students created their story round robin style. (Each student added to the story). Then I gave them the option to turn it into a sound story, add music or a mix of both. You will notice that each group did something different.