HomeWritersLiterary AgentsEditorsPublishersResourcesDiscussion
Forum Login | Join the discussion
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
  1. #1
    Tania R
    Guest

    How do you describe music?

    My character is a songwriter... But my music knowledge is very limited...

    How do you describe original pieces of music? Do you have some author/examples I could look at?
    I really would like my readers to \\\'hear\\\' my character\\\'s music... Any advice?



  2. #2
    Jeanne Gassman
    Guest

    Re: How do you describe music?

    I guess you would refer to the basic elements of music:

    melody
    harmony
    rhythm
    tempo
    meter
    dynamics
    genre (classical, jazz, rock, blues, etc.)

    And don't forget the lyrics if it's a song.

    Does that help? You really should do a little more research, though, about music, so you can write with more authority.

    Jeanne

  3. #3
    Steve McLeod
    Guest

    Re: How do you describe music?

    You could also talk about the feelings and passions people feel from the music?

    I agree with Jeanne about the research though. For something like music being able to talk about things like the tempo and what key a song is in for instance will help add authenticity to it.

  4. #4
    Beautiful Loser
    Guest

    Re: How do you describe music?

    Ditto Jeanne's advice.

    Music, musical terminology, and music glossaries are available online as well. Or, you could check with a musician, songwriter, etc.

    <http://www.classicalworks.com/html/glossary.html>

  5. #5
    Beautiful Loser
    Guest

    Re: How do you describe music?

    <http://www.contracosta.edu/music/terms.html>

  6. #6
    martin shaw
    Guest

    Re: How do you describe music?

    He bares the windows to his soul when he writes.......? No

    Hes got eyes like a salt and pepper pot, and a mouth as green and slimey as jellied eels, but when he sings; the angels dance and multiply like wild flowers.

    I saw him naked, that hairy skin like napalmed forest on quick-sand; he reminded me of my own scrotum. He wrote a song for me, I'd forgotten the name(sorry). All i know is my tortoise runs really fast to get away when I sing it. Come to think of it, my tortoise looks like my scrotum as well.

  7. #7
    Rogue Mutt
    Guest

    Re: How do you describe music?

    It would help to know what type of music he's writing.

  8. #8
    Jean Bonifacios
    Guest

    Re: How do you describe music?

    Martin seems to be writing erotic beastiality. What was that Martin?

  9. #9
    Beautiful Loser
    Guest

    Re: How do you describe music?

    <http://library.thinkquest.org/2791/MDOPNSCR.htm>

  10. #10
    martin shaw
    Guest

    Re: How do you describe music?

    Erotic beastiality? You’ve been feeding the pigs to many fermenting apples girl!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts