Compose Yourself




Dr. Stacey Barelos taught a room full of mostly-amateur musicians how to compose their own music. Starting  simply with things like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Old MacDonald, students plunked their xylophones or metallophones to short and long tones, leaps and steps, melodies and pentatonic combinations. They received lots of handy handouts and a pencil, so that their learning was visual as well as aural. For the finale, students composed their own short pieces and voluntarily shared them with the group. It was great fun. Thanks, Stacey!


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