Mentoring Program

Classical Hip Hop

Composer Name: :Daniel Wick
I chose to make a song that sounded like a hip hop beat, but it’s played by instruments that usually play classical music
Grade Level: 6
Intended For: Live Instrument Performance
Software Used: Noteflight
Instrumentation: Piano, Trumpet and Drums
Key: F# Minor
Meter Signature: 44
Tempo: 120
Status: Work in Progress
Noteflight URL: Website Title
Located in: Opus 33 Grades 6-8


#4 Rebecca Larkin 2018-02-21 01:57
Hi Daniel,

What happened to your drum part? You had a cool drum beat before that you've removed!

Let's work with the instrument's you've selected, and we can always add more later if you want.

Don't forget to change your key signature, and keep me posted as you continue writing.

Let me know if you have any questions!

#3 Daniel Wick 2018-02-19 16:00
HI Rebecca,
I'm excited to work with you on my opus piece! Here are my answers for the questions you asked:
1) I am thinking about what my song will sound like with the instruments I chose, but I would be open to any suggestions.
2) Some of my favorite Hip Hop artists are Kendrick Lamar and Lil Uzi Vert.
#2 Rebecca Larkin 2018-02-12 04:37
Hi Daniel,

My name is Rebecca and I'll be your mentor for Op. 33.

I think your idea of writing a hip-hop style piece is awesome and I'm looking forward to working on this with you!

A couple questions:

1) Are you set on the instruments you've chosen, or are you thinking about adding any others?

2) Just because I'm curious, who are your favorite Hip-Hop artists? :)

I second Mr. Lambert's suggestion on the key signature. That way, you won't need so many natural signs.

Keep writing, and let me know if you have any questions.

#1 Graham Lambert 2018-02-05 15:50
Thanks for getting your composition submitted! I like the idea of mashing up hip hop and classical. An emerging genera I like is Hip hop with Jazz. Check out the Robert Glasper Experiment.

Looking at your piece quick I notice you're using F#- and G#- Chords. Consider using an E major key signature as your chords are originating there. That has 4 sharps: F#, C#, G#, D#.

Be well!

Mr. Lambert

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