Vocal Composition

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Vocal Composition by Mind Map: Vocal Composition

1. Rhythm

1.1. One note per syllable

1.2. Important syllables get longer notes

1.3. Consider splitting the syllables of the word

2. Pitch

2.1. Chant or sing the words

2.2. Use notes of pentatonic scale given on p.19 (D,E,G,A,B)

2.3. Important syllables get higher pitches

3. Texture

3.1. Vary between thick and thin

3.2. Vary between together and separate

3.3. Alternating

3.4. Echoing

3.5. Imitation

4. Word-setting

4.1. Look for opportunities for word painting

4.2. Use elements of music to represent the meaning of the words